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Vice President's role in outing of CIA agent under examination, sources close to prosecutor say


RAW STORY
10/12/2005 @ 10:10 pm
Filed by Jason Leopold

Cheney's role in CIA outing not known

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is trying to determine whether Vice President Dick Cheney had a role in the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame-Wilson, individuals close to Fitzgerald say. Plame’s husband was a vocal critic of prewar intelligence used by President George W. Bush to build support for the Iraq war.

The investigation into who leaked the officer's name to reporters has now turned toward a little known cabal of administration hawks known as the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), which came together in August 2002 to publicize the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. WHIG was founded by Bush chief of staff Andrew Card and operated out of the Vice President’s office.

Fitzgerald’s examination centers on a group of players charged with not only selling the war, but according to sources familiar with the case, to discredit anyone who openly “disagreed with the official Iraq war

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Saying that Cheney wasn't involved is like saying that Oliver North acted alone in concocting the entire Iran-Contra scheme. Libby & Rove were promoting Cheney's and Bush's agenda. Cheney is in it up to the few hairs on the top of his head! The fact that they met as a the WHIG group makes Fitzgerald's job easier ... they've handed him a conspiracy indictment on a silver platter ... so why isn't Condoleeza Rice being included as well?!

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