June 1, 2007 |
Vice President Dick Cheney's former Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told a federal judge Thursday that he didn't deserve the harsh sentence prosecutors were seeking for him in the CIA leak case. Prosecutors want Libby to serve up to three years in prison for lying about his conversations with reporters regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose identity was revealed in 2003, touching off a leak investigation.
May 5, 2007 |
Alec Baldwin's attorney said Friday she was determined to find out how his now-infamous cellphone message to his young daughter was leaked to the media. "The whole story has not gotten out accurately," lawyer Vicki Greene said during a break in a closed-door court hearing Friday in the custody battle between Baldwin and his former wife, Oscar winner Kim Basinger, over their 11-year-old daughter, Ireland. Greene said she thought someone in Basinger's "camp" leaked the tape to TMZ.
April 19, 2007 |
Two men went on trial for allegedly leaking a classified memo in which President Bush reportedly referred to bombing Arab television channel Al Jazeera. David Keogh, a cipher expert, and Leo O'Connor, a lawmaker's aide, deny violating secrecy laws by disclosing a document relating to 2004 talks between Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Daily Mirror newspaper previously reported that the memo noted Blair had argued against Bush's suggestion of bombing Al Jazeera in Qatar.
March 17, 2007 |
With a phalanx of cameras awaiting her entrance, Valerie Plame stepped out of the spy-world shadows and into the spotlight. For nearly four years, Plame had been a silent, Garbo-like figure at the center of one of Washington's most consuming scandals. Her unmasking as a covert CIA officer became a case study of the brutal politics of the Iraq war, and launched a criminal probe that led to the conviction of a top White House official. On Friday, Plame finally offered her inside account.
March 16, 2007 |
She has been silent for nearly four years. Today, the former CIA officer whose unmasking fueled a political uproar and criminal probe that reached into the White House is poised to finally tell her own story -- before Congress. Valerie Plame's testimony will have all the trappings of a "Garbo speaks" moment on Capitol Hill, with cameras and microphones arrayed to capture the voice of Plame, the glamorous but mute star of a compelling political intrigue.
March 15, 2007 |
Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who spent years investigating the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity, told lawmakers that he could offer little help during congressional hearings on the leak. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) asked Fitzgerald last week to meet with members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which will hold hearings on the Bush administration's handling of CIA operative Valerie Plame's classified employment status.
March 8, 2007 |
The perjury conviction of former senior White House advisor I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was condemned as a "travesty" and a "politicized prosecution" by much of the conservative media Wednesday. As the critics on the right saw it, an overzealous prosecutor, unable to find evidence of a real crime, turned what a Wall Street Journal editorial called a "trivial matter" into a high-profile criminal case. The Journal editorial accused Special Prosecutor Patrick J.
March 7, 2007 |
The British media fought off court-ordered censorship Tuesday to report allegations that the Labor government was advised to doctor its account of events surrounding the alleged trading of peerages for campaign loans.
March 7, 2007 |
The verdict in the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial was more than a judgment against one of the Bush administration's most senior aides: It was also seen as an indictment of the White House political operation he helped design and direct. And it undermined the administration's credibility at a time when the president is trying to build support for his Iraq war policy in the face of increasingly outspoken opposition from Democrats and deepening skepticism among voters.
March 7, 2007 |
Most legal experts were not surprised Tuesday when jurors convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on four of five counts of lying to federal investigators. What puzzled some of the experts were the statements Libby made to investigators about when and how he learned that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent. Libby said NBC reporter Tim Russert told him during a July 2003 phone conversation.