Report: Cheney told Libby of CIA identity

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  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Report: Cheney told Libby of CIA identity

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A legal opinion in the Valerie Plame leak case includes new information about how I. Lewis Libby learned she was a CIA officer.

    Libby, the only person charged so far, told prosecutors he heard about her from his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, The New York Times reported.

    "Nevertheless, Libby maintains that he was learning about Wilson's wife's identity for the first time when he spoke with NBC Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert on July 10 or 11," Judge David Tatel of the U.S.. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said.

    Parts of Tatel's opinion were not released until Friday. The Wall Street Journal sued for their disclosure after Libby was indicted. Some parts of the opinion that apparently involve the investigation into Karl Rove's part in the affair remain sealed, the Times said.

    Libby has been charged with perjury, not with leaking Plame's identity. She is married to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a critic of President Bush's Iraq policy.
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