Libby drops a dime......

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4885100.stm

Bush 'ordered intelligence leak'

Lewis Libby is to go on trial for allegedly lying to investigators
US President George W Bush authorised the leak of secret intelligence to a newspaper to help defend the Iraq war, a former White House aide has said.
Pre-trial court papers cite Lewis "Libby" Scooter as saying he was told to tell a reporter Iraq was "vigorously trying to procure" uranium.

Mr Scooter, former chief-of-staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney, is facing trial in connection with another leak.

He is accused of lying to prosecutors probing the naming of a CIA agent.

Former diplomat Joseph Wilson - husband of the agent, Valerie Plame - wrote a high-profile article in the New York Times in July 2003 casting doubt on a key White House claim about Saddam Hussein's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Mr Libby reportedly says in court papers filed on Wednesday that soon afterwards, Mr Cheney told him to pass information from the classified National Intelligence Estimate to Judith Miller, a New York Times reporter.

Disclosing classified information in that way was "unique in his recollection", his testimony reportedly says.
If I'm going dahn , i'm taking you slaaaaaaags with me.....
 
#2
Well that's a turn up for the books. I was expecting Libby to follow the normal line of keep schtum, takes your lumps and then walk into an obscenely well paying gig afterwards courtesy of your mates friends in business. Why he's suddenly come out with the President's name I don't know. The Democrats are going to be frothing at the mouth though.
 
#3
PartTimePongo said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4885100.stm

Bush 'ordered intelligence leak'

Lewis Libby is to go on trial for allegedly lying to investigators
US President George W Bush authorised the leak of secret intelligence to a newspaper to help defend the Iraq war, a former White House aide has said.
Pre-trial court papers cite Lewis "Libby" Scooter as saying he was told to tell a reporter Iraq was "vigorously trying to procure" uranium.

Mr Scooter, former chief-of-staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney, is facing trial in connection with another leak.

He is accused of lying to prosecutors probing the naming of a CIA agent.

Former diplomat Joseph Wilson - husband of the agent, Valerie Plame - wrote a high-profile article in the New York Times in July 2003 casting doubt on a key White House claim about Saddam Hussein's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Mr Libby reportedly says in court papers filed on Wednesday that soon afterwards, Mr Cheney told him to pass information from the classified National Intelligence Estimate to Judith Miller, a New York Times reporter.

Disclosing classified information in that way was "unique in his recollection", his testimony reportedly says.
If I'm going dahn , i'm taking you slaaaaaaags with me.....
a news story for an off news day:

Reports suggest he disclosed Mrs Plame's name to the New York Times in the same conversation where he passed on National Intelligence Estimate information.

No-one has been charged with a crime over the leaking of Mrs Plame's name to reporters.

Mr Libby is charged with lying to investigators and obstructing the investigation.
None of which was substantiated or supported in the BBC report....seems to me the Welsh are on strike the sheep running free and the Brits are wanting some "juicy" septic news, since everything went dull when Di meet pillar.
 
#4
When America sneezes, Britain catches a cold....when some Iraq dirt sticks to Dubya, it also sticks to Bliar.

The UK is hardly a disinterested party because of the troops out there and casualties sustained.
 

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