CIA leak probe
Coverage of the government's investigation into the leak of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
April 11, 2006
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
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
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr.
October 17, 2005
Washington // 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WASHINGTON - A spy outed. A reporter jailed. And now, a White House operative fingered.
July 7, 2005
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
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
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
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
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
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.