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Cheney Adviser Indicted in CIA Leak Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Vice President Cheney's top adviser, Lewis Libby, was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, making false statments and perjury.

The five-count indictment accuses Libby of lying about how and when he learned of a C-I-A officer's identity and then told reporters about it.

The information was classified.

The indictment of Libby stems from a two-year investigation of White House officials by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.

Meanwhile, President Bush's closest adviser, Karl Rove, has
apparently escaped indictment for now, but still remains under
investigation.

Libby is considered Cheney's alter ego, and a trial could give the public a rare glimpse into the vice president's behind-the-scenes lobbying on the Iraq war.


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