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Ashcroft gives CIA leak case to U.S. attorney
Washington Times ^
| James G. Lakely
Posted on 12/31/2003 12:22:00 AM PST by kattracks
Edited on 07/12/2004 4:11:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself yesterday from the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press, putting the politically sensitive matter in the hands of a U.S. attorney with broad investigative powers.
Deputy Attorney General James Comey said Mr. Ashcroft made the decision in an effort to exercise "an abundance of caution" to avoid conflicts of interest, but would not elaborate on what specifically prompted the decision.
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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeak; doj; jamesglakely; josephwilson
posted on 12/31/2003 12:22:00 AM PST
AOL Commie news is going nuts over this one, the lead story tonight. They've written it in the usual seditious fashion.
posted on 12/31/2003 1:48:27 AM PST
This is great news, it signals that the White House has nothing to hide. The 'Rats will have a hard time making insinuations about Ashcroft covering up misdeeds etc. The Chucky Schemer quote in this article is a classic.
posted on 12/31/2003 3:17:22 AM PST
That is exactly what came to mind when I heard this on Fox News yesterday.....odds are possible that the "leak" came from a hold over democrat from the Clinton administration. Novak has already stated on Meet the Press a few months ago that the leak did not come from the White House. Any thoughts on who this might be? I'll put my money on a democrat from the State Department.
posted on 12/31/2003 4:59:45 AM PST
Desperately chasing windmills. Wilson and his blond babe have exposed themselves as frauds since this story surfaced.
posted on 12/31/2003 6:51:42 AM PST
(could be wrong, but doubt it)
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