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Cheney's Office Is A Focus in Leak Case

Arrogance can blind even the craftiest of men. The Washington Post reports this today:
As the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name hurtles to an apparent conclusion, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has zeroed in on the role of Vice President Cheney's office, according to lawyers familiar with the case and government officials. The prosecutor has assembled evidence that suggests Cheney's long-standing tensions with the CIA contributed to the unmasking of operative Valerie Plame.

One former CIA official told prosecutors early in the probe about efforts by Cheney's office and his allies at the National Security Council to obtain information about Wilson's trip as long as two months before Plame was unmasked in July 2003, according to a person familiar with the account.

It is not clear whether Fitzgerald plans to charge anyone inside the Bush administration with a crime. But with the case reaching a climax -- administration officials are braced for possible indictments as early as this week-- it is increasingly clear that Cheney and his aides have been deeply enmeshed in events surrounding the Plame affair from the outset.

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Whether Cheney is formally indicted remains to be seen. However, anyone who does not believe he was involved suffers from their own delusional blindness; it's highly doubtful the Cheney's staff, including chief of staff Libby, would have acted without direction from their boss. Cheney's too much of a puppetmaster for that to be plausible.

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