I wanted to add one detail to my earlier post about Waxman asking for more materials from Mukasey. I also request that the Department provide all other responsive documents that were approved for release to the Committee by Mr. I also ask that you provide to the Committee, at the same time, the unredacted interviews with Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Scott McClellan, and Cathie Martin, as well as the other responsive records requested by the Committee. In his FBI interview, Mr. These passages, however, were redacted from the copies made available to the Committee. There are no sound reasons for you to withhold the interviews with the President and the Vice President from the Committee or to redact passages like Mr.
Who Has Bush's Ear?
WHOSE WAR WAS IT?
This article is from the archive of our partner. The documents, notes from a FBI interview with Cheney, shed new light on the nature of his involvement. Cheney's statements in the interview contradict the official testimony of his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of obstruction of justice for his role in the scandal. The documents resurface questions that have persisted since , when Valerie Plame Wilson's identity was leaked to news sources in what many have called retaliation for her husband's public push against invading Iraq. Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, had published an op-ed insisting that Iraq had not sought nuclear materials in Africa, which was then a primary rationale for the White House's push to invade Iraq.
23 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak
In October , Libby resigned from all three government positions after he was indicted on five counts by a federal grand jury concerning the investigation of the leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame Wilson. After a failed appeal, President Bush commuted Libby's sentence of 30 months in federal prison, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact. Libby , Libby's license to practice law was suspended until being reinstated in
In the final days of his presidency, George W. Bush sat behind his desk in the Oval Office, chewing gum and staring into the distance as two White House lawyers briefed him on the possible last-minute pardon of I. Lewis Libby. For the past two months Cheney had been pushing the president to grant Libby a full pardon before they left office. He would not let it go.