Cheney Notes Surface in Fitzgerald Probe
Michael Isikoff for Newsweek writes:Read more.May 13, 2006 - "The role of Vice President Dick Cheney in the criminal case stemming from the outing of White House critic Joseph Wilson's CIA wife is likely to get fresh attention as a result of newly disclosed notes showing that Cheney personally asked whether Wilson had been sent by his wife on a "junket" to Africa.
Cheney's notes, written on the margins of a July 6, 2003 New York Times op-ed column by former ambassador Joseph Wilson, were included as part of a filing Friday night by prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the perjury and obstruction case against ex-Cheney chief of staff I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby.
The notes, Fitzgerald said in his filing, show that Cheney and Libby were 'acutely focused' on the Wilson column and on rebutting his criticisms of the White House's handling of pre-Iraq war intelligence."
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