Must-Read: 21 Officials Involved in the Bush CIA Leak Scandal

If you’re among those who are having trouble getting your arms around the Bush CIA Scandal, a very good place to start is the break-out of major players from Think Progress. Here’s the opener for the section on President Bush:

WAS BUSH INVOLVED IN THE LEAK? In July 2005, the New York Times raised the possibility that Bush could be involved in the leak. “It is still not clear what the investigation into the leak of a C.I.A. operative’s identity will mean for President Bush. So far the disclosures about the involvement of Karl Rove, among others, have not exacted any substantial political price from the administration. And nobody has suggested that the investigation directly implicates the president. Yet Mr. Bush has yet to address some uncomfortable questions that he may not be able to evade indefinitely There is the broader issue of whether Mr. Bush was aware of any effort by his aides to use the C.I.A. officer’s identity to undermine the standing of her husband, a former diplomat who had publicly accused the administration of twisting its prewar intelligence about Iraq’s nuclear program.” [NYT, 7/24/05]

We have added the document into our Bush CIA Leak News Watch under the link, “The Players.”


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