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skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

ashcroft rescues self from cia leak probe

oops, sorry! we mean ashcroft recuses self from cia leak probe. abcnews tells us

attorney general john ashcroft on tuesday recused himself from the politically sensitive investigation of who leaked the name of a cia operative. the justice department quickly named a special prosecutor to take over the investigation.

the announcement was made by james comey, the department's new no. 2 official, at the justice department. the u.s. attorney in chicago, patrick j. fitzgerald, will take over the investigation and report to comey.
we're not sure why it took ashcroft so long to take himself out of the loop, but this gives us at least a little bit of encouragement that justice may be at least considered, if not done.

you will recall that bob novak "outed" valerie plame as an undercover cia operative. ms. plame is the wife of joseph wilson, the man who blew the whistle on the phony "saddam bought uranium from africa to blow us all up, lawdy lawdy" meme that awol mentioned under the oath of the constitution during his sotus. (or is that "scrotum"?)

how does mr. wilson feel about this latest development? waff.com tells us:

the husband of a c-i-a officer whose identity was leaked earlier this year won't say whether he's satisfied with the latest development in the case.
well, thanks for taking the time to let us know what wilson won't say. that's infotainment!

posted by skippy at 4:15 PM |


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