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.
Lawyers in the case said Fitzgerald
has focused extensively on whether behind-the-scenes efforts by the
vice president’s aides and other senior Bush aides were part of a
criminal campaign to punish Wilson in part by unmasking his wife.
Most news sources are all but predicting major indictments. The next
few weeks will be tumultuous. It’ss all related to the Iraq War too. In
a deeply petty abuse of power, they outed Valerie Plame because her
husband criticized the war in a NY Times Op-ed.