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Imagine you found out your best friend -- a wife and mother, and an analyst in the private sector, or so you thought -- was actually a CIA spy. What would you say? Several questions suggest themselves all at once, but probably the most pressing would be this: Have you ever killed anybody?

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Sexy spy stripsupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:31:00

"Sexy" Russian spy poses half naked in men's magazine. Jeanne Moos has a "sexy" American spy's reaction.

Cannes 101: A film festival field guideupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

It's that time of year again: The annual Cannes film festival is poised to kick off more than a week of glamour, prestige, and of course, some of the best in international cinema.

Showbiz Tonight at Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.

Valerie Plame Wilson: Nukes not OKupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 07:02:00

The former CIA agent says the time is now for America to lead the change. She spoke to CNN at TED 2010.

Cheney told FBI he did not know who leaked Plame's identityupdated: Sat Oct 31 2009 05:09:00

Former vice president Dick Cheney told a special prosecutor in 2004 that he had no idea who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame, according to newly released FBI documents.

Cheney: Bush should have pardoned Libbyupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 13:03:00

Former President George Bush should have pardoned Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney said after stepping down as vice president this week.

McClellan: Cheney should testify about CIA leakupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 18:47:00

Vice President Dick Cheney should testify before Congress about his role in the leaking of a CIA agent's identity, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

'People deserve better'updated: Fri Jun 20 2008 18:47:00

President Bush's former spokesman Scott McLellan testifies on Capitol Hill about CIA leak.

Ex-aide: Bush, Cheney involved in misleading mediaupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 14:48:00

Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan says top administration officials -- including President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney -- were involved in his "unknowingly" passing along false information about the leak of a CIA operative's identity.

More Wilson accusationsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 14:48:00

Ex-Ambassador Joe Wilson says Scott McClellan's claims show his wife Valerie Plame was a victim of the Bush administration.

Armitage says he was 'foolish' to leak CIA agent's nameupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:41:00

The man who revealed that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA said that he was "extraordinarily foolish" to leak her name.

Armitage admits mistakeupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:41:00

Former deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says he was 'foolish' to leak Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA status.

People.com: Valerie Plame Wilson on Keeping Her Marriage Togetherupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 11:48:00

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former covert CIA agent unmasked after husband Joe Wilson wrote an op-ed critical of Iraq WMD intelligence, gives her side of the story in the new book Fair Game. Wilson, now living with her family in Santa Fe, N.M., talked to PEOPLE about being outed and the strain that it put on her marriage – as well as her advice for her 7-year-old twins and her struggle with postpartum depression.

Key moments in Karl Rove's careerupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 21:27:00

Karl Rove, President Bush's senior political adviser, is to step down from his White House post at the end of the month. Here are the main landmarks of his career.

Commentary: Libby happy to have friends in high placesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 23:14:00

Any self-respecting Republican who claims to be a law-and-order individual should be outraged by President George W. Bush's decision to commute the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Judge tosses out ex-spy's lawsuit against Cheney in CIA leak caseupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 05:29:00

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by outed spy Valerie Plame and her husband against Vice President Dick Cheney and other top Bush administration officials.

Time.com: Why Libby's Sentence Was So Toughupdated: Mon Jun 11 2007 02:15:00

The ex-White House aide, now facing 30 months in prison, was a victim of the quirks of federal sentencing guidelines

Time.com: Libby Gets 30 Months in Prisonupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 13:25:00

The former White House aide gets a suprisingly tough sentence for perjury and obstructon of justice

Time.com: How Much Time Will Libby Get?updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 13:20:00

The former Cheney aide convicted in the Valerie Plame case could fall victim to the magic of federal sentencing guidelines

Panel subpoenas Rice over Niger uranium claimupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 15:19:00

A House committee Wednesday subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to find out what she knew about the 2003 claim that Iraq sought uranium from the African country of Niger.

Plame Wilson: Leak severely hurt U.S. intelligenceupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 12:16:00

Valerie Plame Wilson told Congress Friday the leak of her identity as a CIA covert operative "has jeopardized and even destroyed entire networks of foreign agents."

Valerie Plame Wilson: I worked on secret missionsupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 11:01:00

Valerie Plame Wilson was called to testify Friday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about her work at the CIA before her covert identity was revealed. Here is a transcript of her opening statement.

Plame expected to testify at House hearingupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 17:19:00

Valerie Plame is expected to testify at a House committee hearing next week about how White House officials handled exposure of her CIA connection.

Gergen: 'There's a lot more to know' in CIA leak caseupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 10:04:00

A top White House aide from past administrations speculates that some of the facts in the CIA leak case may never come to light, even with the conclusion of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial.

Your e-mails: 'Libby is the fall guy'updated: Tue Mar 06 2007 13:08:00

A federal jury has found former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.

Libby jury resolves question, calls it a dayupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 08:49:00

Jurors in the criminal trial of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told the judge Wednesday that they had resolved a question about one of the charges.

Libby trial watchers wonder what may have beenupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 17:24:00

It had been the most anticipated moment of the perjury and obstruction of justice trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney -- testimony from a sitting vice president, the first time ever in a criminal trial.

Libby jury told to consider 'life experiences' on memoryupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 08:03:00

The judge instructed jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to consider their "life experiences" and "the capacity of human beings to remember things they said and were told" at a later time.

CIA leak case goes to juryupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 11:47:00

The 12 jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby began deliberating late Wednesday morning.

Lawyers make final pitch in CIA leak caseupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 07:19:00

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby lied to the FBI and a grand jury about how he heard that Valerie Plame was a CIA operative, a prosecutor told the jury Tuesday in the perjury trial of Vice President Dick Cheney's former aide.

Columnist testifies Rove confirmed Plame was CIAupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 07:49:00

The journalist who first revealed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame said in federal court Monday that two top government officials were his sources.

Toobin: Russert huge blow to defenseupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 09:56:00

NBC's Tim Russert, the last prosecution witness in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial, takes the stand again on Thursday. The "Meet the Press" host testified Wednesday he did not inform Libby of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, as Libby has said. The prosecution is expected to wrap up with Russert, and then the defense will have a chance to drill the prosecution's star witness. CNN's Heidi Collins spoke with legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the effectiveness of the prosecution's tactics.

Libby's lawyers may not call Cheney to testifyupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 07:16:00

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's lawyers are debating whether to call Libby's former boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, to the stand, a source with knowledge of the lawyers' discussions told CNN on Thursday.

Russert says he didn't give Libby agent's IDupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 07:56:00

NBC's Tim Russert, the last prosecution witness in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial, testified Wednesday he did not inform Libby of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, as Libby has said.

Judge will allow Libby tapes' release to publicupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 09:30:00

Audio recordings that had been part of a secret grand jury probe became part of the public evidence Monday in the criminal trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, as he described his job working for Vice President Dick Cheney.

Libby prosecutors await judge's rulingsupdated: Sun Feb 04 2007 09:06:00

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby plan to rest their case as soon as Tuesday.

Libby trial reveals what prosecutor wouldn'tupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 15:05:00

As the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby goes on, we are learning more and more about special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation, which was prompted by the leak that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent.

Miller recalls no one telling her about CIA before Libbyupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 10:21:00

A former New York Times reporter testified Wednesday that she doesn't recall learning that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA operative from any government officials other than Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Three jury candidates dismissed in 'Scooter' Libby trialupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 08:56:00

The federal judge in the trial of ex-White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby grilled potential jurors Tuesday about their political convictions and their knowledge of possible trial participants, including possible Vice President Dick Cheney.

Subpoena challenged in CIA leak caseupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 19:58:00

Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson has filed a motion to quash the witness subpoena for him issued last week in the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial, arguing the defense has no right to call a witness whose testimony would not help it.

Libby hearing focuses on classified White House papersupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 08:15:00

Highly sensitive White House documents will be part of a closed-door hearing that began Wednesday ahead of the criminal trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Outed CIA agent Plame adds Armitage to lawsuitupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 20:06:00

Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame has added Richard Armitage to her lawsuit over the 2003 leak that exposed her secret status with the agency to journalists, her lawyers said Wednesday.

Armitage admits leaking Plame's identityupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 02:17:00

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak back in 2003, touching off a federal investigation.

Greenfield: Game over on the Plame leak? Maybe notupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 16:29:00

There's a new twist to a controversy that has been roiling the political waters for more than three years.

Sources: State Department official source of Plame leakupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 08:21:00

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN.

Does the Plame lawsuit have a chance?updated: Mon Jul 17 2006 17:16:00

Lots of legal experts greeted the Valerie Plame lawsuit against Vice President Cheney and White House senior officials Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby with skepticism, largely because it will have to overcome an almost certain argument that Cheney and company are, as federal officials, immune to being sued for on-the-job behavior. But the argument to dismiss the lawsuit outright isn't so simple to make.

Former CIA officer claims conspiracy outed her identityupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 10:25:00

Former CIA officer Valerie Plame on Friday said she and her husband filed their lawsuit against top Bush administration officials "with heavy hearts" but at the same time "with a renewed sense of purpose."

Novak: Rove confirmed Plame's identityupdated: Tue Jul 11 2006 20:27:00

White House political adviser Karl Rove was one of Robert Novak's sources for the 2003 disclosure of a CIA operative's identity, the syndicated columnist wrote Tuesday.

Lawyer: Rove won't be charged in CIA leak caseupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 07:06:00

White House senior adviser Karl Rove has been told by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that he will not be charged in the CIA leak case, according to Robert Luskin, Rove's lawyer.

Cheney's ex-aide Libby to appear in courtupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 10:40:00

Eight months after a federal indictment, I Lewis "Scooter" Libby and his attorneys will be in court Monday, across from prosecutors, to tell a judge the status of preparations before his trial, set for January.

Ex-Cheney aide may get reporters' notesupdated: Fri May 26 2006 12:06:00

Two reporters, a television network, a magazine and a newspaper might have to surrender notes before the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the indicted former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Lawyers for ex-Cheney aide demand reporters' testimonyupdated: Tue May 16 2006 18:40:00

A lawyer for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told a federal judge Tuesday that the former White House aide's right to a fair trial outweighs any special protection claimed by media organizations touched by the CIA leak investigation.

When is a leak not a leak?updated: Mon Apr 10 2006 15:58:00

President Bush has habitually complained about "too much leaking in Washington," but it turns out he used his declassification power to combat attacks on the Administration's case for invading Iraq. Democrats call it a leak. The White House calls it a factual rebuttal. After several days of neither confirming nor denying testimony by ex--White House aide I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, officials close to Vice President Cheney said the President indeed declassified part of a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) in 2003 but left the method of releasing it up to others. After a conversation with Cheney, Libby delivered the passages to Judith Miller of the New York Times to counter Joseph Wilson, a vocal Administration critic.

Court documents: Libby testified that Bush OK'd intelligence leakupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 16:08:00

Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide testified that President Bush authorized the release of parts of a classified report on Iraq to rebut criticism of the case for the 2003 invasion, federal prosecutors disclosed in documents released Thursday.

Libby's lawyers subpoena N.Y. Times, reportersupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 13:38:00

Defense lawyers for Lewis "Scooter" Libby confirm they have issued subpoenas to reporters and media outlets as they prepare to fight charges against the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Cheney says he has power to declassify informationupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 02:12:00

Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that an executive order gives him the authority to declassify secret documents, but he would not say whether he authorized an indicted former aide to release classified information.

Libby: My 'superiors' authorized leaksupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 20:24:00

Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, told a grand jury he was "authorized by his superiors" to disclose classified information from an intelligence report to reporters, according to the special prosecutor in the CIA leak case.

Ex-Cheney aide gets trial dateupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 11:56:00

The obstruction of justice trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney -- will begin almost a year from now, on January 8, 2007, a federal judge ruled Friday.

White House e-mail records missing?updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 11:52:00

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is raising the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House.

Libby's lawyers ask to see evidenceupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 20:34:00

Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff filed a motion Thursday asking the judge in his case to force prosecutors to hand over government documents relating to his conversations with three reporters.

Woodward unveiledupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 10:47:00

Bob Woodward became a legend at the Washington Post writing about what happens behind closed doors in the corridors of power. But last week the news was all about what happens behind closed doors at the Post. And rather than bringing clarity to the murky case of Who Leaked What to Whom about CIA operative Valerie Plame, the revelations about Woodward's role only added more complexity to both the case and the deepening debate over the rules star journalists get to play by.

Whodunit? The world may never knowupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 07:59:00

It's not like Bob Woodward, one of the most famous American newspaper reporters of all time, needed another "Deep Throat" to bolster his fame -- but that may very well be what he has.

Rove: Conservatives 'will win' debate over judgesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2005 01:22:00

Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, told a conservative legal organization Thursday that conservatives are "winning the battle of ideas on almost every front" -- including making huge gains in the fight over the judiciary.

Reporter at center of CIA leak retiresupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 15:56:00

New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail for refusing to reveal her source during an investigation into the 2003 outing of a CIA operative, has retired from "the old gray lady," the newspaper announced Wednesday.

CIA asks Justice Dept. to review prisons reportupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 13:39:00

The CIA has sent a report to the U.S. Justice Department indicating classified information may have been leaked to The Washington Post for its recent story about secret prisons run by the spy agency, according to U.S. officials.

Ex-Cheney aide pleads not guiltyupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 06:59:00

Vice President Dick Cheney's former top adviser made his first court appearance Thursday, pleading not guilty to felony charges of lying to investigators and a grand jury in the probe into a leak of a CIA agent's name.

Cheney names Libby's replacementsupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 11:54:00

Vice President Dick Cheney named two of his top staffer members Monday to replace I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who resigned last week after being indicted in the CIA leak investigation.

CIA leak probe continuesupdated: Sat Oct 29 2005 02:02:00

The CIA leak investigation is "not over," special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday after announcing charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

Capitol Hill reacts to Libby's indictmentupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 15:30:00

Congressional Democrats sharply criticized the Bush administration Friday for deliberately trying to silence critics of its Iraq policy, after senior White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted for his alleged role in revealing the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Cheney's top aide indicted; CIA leak probe continuesupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 06:15:00

The CIA leak investigation is "not over," special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday after announcing charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

White House braces for probe resultsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 20:15:00

A curious and twisting episode that began in the sixth paragraph of a 2003 newspaper column could culminate Friday in criminal charges reaching to the top echelons of the White House.

Sources: Prosecutor focusing on Roveupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 11:34:00

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is focusing his investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity on whether White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove committed perjury, two lawyers involved in the case told CNN.

CIA leak probe has Washington waitingupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 07:36:00

The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity adjourned Wednesday afternoon and Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald made no public announcement of any action.

Poll: Few doubt wrongdoing in CIA leakupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 16:06:00

Only one in 10 Americans said they believe Bush administration officials did nothing illegal or unethical in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative's identity, according to a national poll released Tuesday.

A contingency planupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 14:28:00

Karl Rove has a plan, as always.

CIA leak grand jury to hear Miller againupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 21:05:00

New York Times reporter Judith Miller will make a second appearance Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the 2003 disclosure of a CIA agent's identity, a representative of the newspaper said.

Rove reduxupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 12:11:00

As top Bush aide Karl Rove prepares for his fourth grand-jury appearance, the federal probe into who leaked CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the media is believed to be wrapping up.

Miller to meet with CIA leak prosecutorupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 19:17:00

The special prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation will interview New York Times reporter Judith Miller next week, according to one of Miller's attorneys, Floyd Abrams.

Miller hopeful her stand was justifiedupdated: Tue Oct 04 2005 20:54:00

New York Times reporter Judith Miller said Tuesday that she hopes the results of a probe into the leak of a CIA agent's identity will justify the nearly three months she spent in jail for refusing to identify her source.

When they knewupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 15:53:00

As the investigation tightens into the leak of the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, sources tell TIME some White House officials may have learned she was married to former ambassador Joseph Wilson weeks before his July 6, 2003, Op-Ed piece criticizing the Administration.

Should Plame sue Rove?updated: Fri Jul 29 2005 12:43:00

In my previous column, I raised the possibility that Valerie Plame might want to sue Karl Rove in a private lawsuit, if he indeed revealed her identity as a CIA agent. Since I wrote that column, there have been very few important factual revelations about the Plame affair. However, as recent news reports have made clear, it is not obvious that Karl Rove or anyone in the White House involved in the Plame affair broke any criminal laws.

The Rove problemupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 10:27:00

Valerie Plame had no reason to welcome a reporter into her home last week. Reporters tell stories and trade secrets, and her life, once a state secret, had become one of the most widely told stories in years. As if anyone could resist it: beautiful blond mother of two whose identity as a CIA spy is compromised by a political vendetta against her husband.

Ex-CIA official blasts Bush on leak of operative's nameupdated: Sat Jul 23 2005 13:11:00

A former CIA intelligence official who once worked with Valerie Plame blasted President Bush and his administration for their response to the role of top White House aides in allegedly leaking Plame's identity as a CIA operative.

Could Plame sue Rove?updated: Fri Jul 22 2005 13:20:00

In 1998, President Bill Clinton was almost forced from office because he lied about whether he had "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky in a deposition. The deposition was conducted by lawyers for Paula Jones -- who had sued the president under federal civil rights law and Arkansas tort law.

Memo with Plame's name marked secretupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 19:59:00

A classified State Department memorandum that has been the subject of questioning in a federal leak probe identifies a CIA agent by name in a paragraph marked "S" for secret, sources told CNN Thursday.

Life after the leakupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 19:55:00

TIME reporter Massimo Calabresi visits with Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson at their home in Washington.

What can you say about a spy?updated: Mon Jul 18 2005 19:49:00

In 1982 Ronald Reagan signed the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, making it a federal crime, under certain circumstances, to reveal the identity of a covert U.S. operative.

Bush appears to shift course on CIA leakupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 03:39:00

President Bush appeared to backtrack Monday from his 2004 pledge to fire anyone involved in leaking the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

It doesn't look good for Karl Roveupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 13:33:00

As the scandal over the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity has continued to unfold, there is a renewed focus on Karl Rove -- the White House deputy chief of staff whom President Bush calls his political "architect."

White House clams up on CIA leakupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 00:21:00

With a criminal probe heating up into who exposed an undercover CIA agent, the White House spokesman is fending off sharp questions about what role U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser may have played in the case.

New York Times reporter jailedupdated: Wed Jul 06 2005 10:23:00

A federal judge ordered New York Times reporter Judith Miller jailed for contempt of court Wednesday for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative's name. She was taken into custody immediately.

Newsweek: Rove spoke to reporter before leakupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 12:59:00

Newsweek magazine is reporting that e-mails between Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper and his editors show that Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser, spoke to Cooper in the days before a CIA operative's identity was revealed in the media, but it wasn't clear what Cooper and Rove discussed.

Appeals court rejects reporters' appealupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 21:12:00

The full federal appeals court in Washington Tuesday rejected a request from two journalists facing possible jail sentences who had asked the court to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel.

Gonzales: CIA leak probe moving forwardupdated: Fri Apr 15 2005 08:54:00

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he believes the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative nearly two years ago is moving forward appropriately.

Then & Now: Joseph Wilsonupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 05:52:00

In 1991, the acting U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Joe Wilson, sheltered 800 Americans at the embassy in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. Twelve years later, Wilson was thrust back onto the international stage when he accused President Bush of misleading the American people into another war with Iraq.

Rove appears before grand jury in CIA leak probeupdated: Fri Oct 15 2004 16:20:00

President Bush's chief political strategist appeared Friday in front of a grand jury looking into who leaked the name of a covert CIA agent.

Reporter faces jail over silence in CIA leak probeupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 19:36:00

A Time magazine reporter chose to fight a court order requiring him to testify in the Justice Department's probe into the leak of a CIA operative's name, while an NBC executive chose to cooperate, according to court documents and parties involved in the case.

Grand jury probes CIA leakupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 22:12:00

A federal grand jury has begun hearing testimony in a probe to discover who leaked the identity of a former CIA operative, government sources told CNN Thursday.

A shifting probe?updated: Tue Jan 06 2004 11:20:00

If there are culprits in the White House who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, they may now be dependent on reporters to protect their identities.

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