So now the Vice-President has the authority to just leak out classified
information at a time of war?
Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter)
Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been “authorized” by
Cheney and other White House “superiors” in the summer of 2003 to disclose
classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration’s
use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq,
according to attorneys familiar with the matter, and to court records.
Libby specifically claimed that in one instance he had been authorized to
divulge portions of a then-still highly classified National Intelligence
Estimate regarding Saddam Hussein’s purported efforts to develop nuclear
weapons, according to correspondence recently filed in federal court by
special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
This is really ridiculous and also treasonous. Congress must act on this and
hold hearings to clarify all the issues and if it is proven true, Cheney and the
others involved should be tried for their crimes and removed from office.