28 October 2005

Another One Bites the Dust...

Just as my brother David predicted. Grab yourself a snack, get comfortable, settle in and enjoy the Implosion.

The Bu$h Administration's Teflon suits are starting to look a bit sad and frayed...


Cheney Aide Resigns Over CIA leak
A top aide to the US vice-president has resigned after being charged with perjury over an investigation into the unmasking of a covert CIA agent.

Lewis Libby, chief-of-staff to Dick Cheney, was also charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to the federal grand jury.

Presidential adviser Karl Rove appears to have escaped immediate indictment.

The identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame - whose husband criticised the Iraq war - was leaked to a US reporter in 2003.

Revealing the identity of a covert agent is a federal offence.

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has charged Mr Libby on five counts including obstruction of justice, perjury and providing false statements to the two-year inquiry.

He will hold a news conference at 1800 GMT giving details of his investigation.

The BBC's Washington correspondent, Matt Frei, says the announcement is mixed news for the president.

He can take some comfort in the fact that his own right-hand man, Karl Rove, has for now escaped prosecution - even if he remains under investigation for the next six months.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2005/10/28 17:38:44 GMT



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