CIA leak probe

Coverage of the government's investigation into the leak of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

April 11, 2006

Bush's self-justification rare

President Bush said yesterday that he ordered the release of classified information in 2003 to prove his reasons for the Iraq war were legitimate - a striking assertion for a leader who has made secrecy one of the trademarks of his administration, analysts said.

November 2, 2005

Sun Q&A

Julie Hirschfeld Davis on the CIA leak probe

T.C., Columbia: What differentiates Robert Novak from the other journalists that revealed [CIA agent Valerie] Plame's identity? What repercussions could he be facing?

October 28, 2005

Biographical information on Libby

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr.

October 17, 2005

Aides' woes could badly harm Bush

It's not often that President Bush, who casts himself as decisive and bold, is cut off from decisions of grave importance to his presidency.

August 3, 2005

Longtime assistant to Rove testifies

WASHINGTON - A top assistant to White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove appeared last week before the federal grand jury investigating possible criminal wrongdoing by the Bush administration in the exposing of a CIA operative, a person familiar with the case said yesterday.

August 2, 2005

Novak defends actions in leak

In another installment of the cat-and-mouse game that the affair of the CIA spy's leaked name has become, conservative columnist Robert Novak gave an unexpected glimpse yesterday at his role in the matter, something he promised he would not do until it was all over.

July 27, 2005

Rove's role in fundraiser for Steele sparks debate

WASHINGTON - Karl Rove might be embroiled in the scandal surrounding the leaked identity of a CIA operative, but he still has time to entice campaign donors to open their checkbooks - and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is taking advantage.

July 21, 2005

Passage urged for shield law

WASHINGTON - Advocates for a proposed federal shield law that would keep journalists from having to disclose confidential sources told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that the lack of such protection is impinging on the public's right to information.

July 17, 2005

For prosecutor, CIA leak case comes down to matter of law

WASHINGTON - The White House aides and journalists at the center of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's probe into how a spy's cover was blown have little in common with the terrorists and mobsters he has pursued for most of his career.

July 17, 2005

Plame case shines a light on the value of CIA operatives' cover

WASHINGTON - Several months after her identity as a CIA operative was exposed in a newspaper column, Valerie Plame had dinner with five of her classmates from the agency's training academy.

July 16, 2005

Note shows official knew Rove talked to reporter

WASHINGTON - After mentioning a CIA operative to a reporter, Bush confidant Karl Rove alerted the president's No. 2 security adviser about the interview and said he tried to steer the journalist away from allegations the operative's husband was making about faulty Iraq intelligence.

July 14, 2005

President says he won't prejudge Rove

WASHINGTON - President Bush said yesterday that he would not judge the role that senior aide Karl Rove might have played in revealing the identity of a CIA agent until a federal criminal investigator had finished his work.

July 13, 2005

Democrats urge Steele to cancel event with Rove

National Democrats said yesterday that Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele should cancel a fund-raising event featuring White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove because of Rove's possible involvement in the leak of the name of a CIA officer.

July 12, 2005

Democrats spin conspiracy theory around Rove

WASHINGTON - A spy outed. A reporter jailed. And now, a White House operative fingered.

July 7, 2005

N.Y. Times reporter is sent to jail for withholding source

WASHINGTON - Declaring no one to be above the law, a federal judge sent New York Times reporter Judith Miller to jail yesterday for refusing to divulge a confidential source to a grand jury investigating the disclosure of a CIA agent's identity.

July 6, 2005

Prosecutor urges judge to jail 2 reporters at once

A special prosecutor pleaded with a federal judge yesterday to punish two recalcitrant reporters by sending them to jail, not put them under house arrest as they had hoped.

July 1, 2005

'Time' decides to name source who leaked agent's identity

Under pressure from a judge and a special prosecutor, and a threat of jail for a veteran reporter, Time magazine announced yesterday that it would identify who in the White House leaked the name of a covert CIA agent.

June 30, 2005

Judge indicates patience for reporters running out

WASHINGTON - Invoking the wisdom of the walrus in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, a federal judge said yesterday that the "time has come" to decide the fate of two reporters whom he found in contempt last fall for declining to reveal the name of a Bush administration source.

June 28, 2005

High court refuses appeal of 2 reporters facing jail

Two journalists could be jailed as early as this week after the U.S. Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear their appeals of a ruling finding them in contempt of court for refusing to disclose their sources.

July 25, 2004

President is questioned by special prosecutor

WASHINGTON - A special prosecutor questioned President Bush for more than an hour yesterday as part of an investigation into who illegally leaked the identity of an undercover CIA officer.

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