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Lawyers - Libby Blamed for Leak to Protect Rove

Published: Thu 25 Jan 2007 10:08 AM
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Lawyers Paint Libby as Sacrificial Lamb
Scooter Libby lawyers paint former aide as sacrificial lamb in CIA leak case.
By Matt Apuzzo
The Associated Press
Tuesday 23 January 2007
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Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide "Scooter" Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity to protect President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby's defense attorney said Tuesday as his perjury trial began.
I. Lewis Libby is accused of lying to FBI agents, who began investigating after syndicated columnist Robert Novak revealed that a chief Bush administration critic, Joseph Wilson, was married to CIA operative Valerie Plame.
When the leak investigation was launched, White House officials cleared Rove of wrongdoing but stopped short of doing so for Libby. Libby, who had been asked to counter Wilson's criticisms, felt betrayed and sought out his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, Wells said.
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