Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Will Press Cover Fitzgerald’s Correction About Scooter Libby?

Last week the Los Angeles Times had big headlines claiming that President George W. Bush leaked authorizing outing the name of CIA employee Valerie Plame.

See Washington Post article Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Prosecutor in CIA Leak Case Corrects Part of Court Filing by Dafna Linzer.

- “The federal prosecutor overseeing the indictment of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, yesterday corrected an assertion in an earlier court filing that Libby had misrepresented the significance placed by the CIA on allegations that Iraq attempted to buy uranium from Niger.”

- “Fitzgerald wrote [the] sentence said Libby "was to tell Miller, among other
things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to
procure' uranium."

- “Instead, the sentence should have conveyed that Libby was to tell Miller some of the key judgments of the NIE ‘and that the NIE stated that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium’."


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