February 10, 2006


Murray Waas has the scoop:
Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been "authorized" by Cheney and other White House "superiors" in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq, according to attorneys familiar with the matter, and to court records.
As Josh Marshall points out, the article does not specifically show that Cheney authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity. But the mere fact that Libby appears to be fingering his bosses is potentiallly very good news.

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