Monday, April 10, 2006
Scooter Libby said U.S. President George W. Bush okayed leaks of secret CIA intelligence material. The statement from Libby, former senior aide to Vice President Cheney, came in a filing Wednesday by prosecutors in his perjury case. The statement puts the president for the first time at the center of the case that until now focused only on senior aides and Cheney.
The President has repeatedly denounced leaks and kept his distance from the scandal. Bush told reporters in 2003: I dont know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, Id like to know it, and well take the appropriate action.