CIA Leak Investigation

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photoIt's a menacing Monday on the East Coast today — a hurricane barreling down on Florida and, in Washington, a special prosecutor's sword dangling over two of the most powerful men in the Bush White House.

Before this week is out, Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby — chief advisers to the president and vice-president of the United States — may be under indictment on charges related to the leaked identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Or they may not. Either way, a political storm is raging.

Defenders say the two men were just doing their job. Critics say this case is the keyhole that exposes a plot to mislead the nation to war.

Click the listen link to hear a conversation on Rove, Libby, a special prosecutor's moment, and siege time at the White House.


Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for TIME magazine

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate

Dan Richman, professor of law, Fordham University and a former federal prosecutor

Michael Isikoff, investigative correspondent, Newsweek magazine.

This program aired on October 24, 2005.


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