Faulty memories abound at CIA leak trial

  1. Faulty memories abound at CIA leak trial

    WASHINGTON (AP)-The CIA leak trial has so far been memorable for forgetfulness.
    One by one, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's first three witnesses said they discussed with former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby the fact that a prominent Bush administration critic was married to a CIA operative.
    And one by one, each witness conceded a memory problem. One could not actually remember the conversation. Another recalled it differently than when he first spoke to investigators. A third said his memory improved as time went on...

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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    CIA Staffer Says He Warned Cheney, Libby of Leak's Danger

    WASHINGTON-A CIA employee who gave regular intelligence briefings to Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., testified yesterday that shortly after the leak of a CIA operative's identity, the pair was given a stark warning that the leak could lead to the deaths of people who aided American intelligence gathering abroad....

  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Libby Trial: Cheney Closely Involved in Handling Fallout over Iraq Intelligence
    Testimony in the trial I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on Thursday revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney was closely involved in handling press inquiries concerning President Bush's claims in 2003 that Iraq was trying to procure uranium.

  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Vice President Exempts His Office from the Requirements for Protecting Classified Information

    The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures for safeguarding classified national security information.

    The Vice President asserts that his office is not an “entity within the executive branch.” ...


    Letter from Henry Waxman to Dick Cheney re: Refusal to Comply with Executive Order 12958 - June 21st, 2007 http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20070621093952.pdf

    Fact Sheet: http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20070621095118.pdf
  6. by   Ted
    Spacenurse - In a related article, I just read that Cheney tried to dissolve the National Archives. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/wa...cheney.html?hp
    Last edit by Ted on Jun 22, '07
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you.
    It is hard for me to believe.
    I keep remembering hearing about the Watergate cover up.
    At that time my station wagon had five car seats.

    (No DINK)