President Bush authorized White House official I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to disclose highly sensitive intelligence information to the news media in an attempt to discredit a CIA adviser whose views undermined the rationale for the invasion of Iraq, according to a federal prosecutor’s account of Libby’s testimony to a grand jury.
The White House did not challenge the prosecutor’s account of Bush’s and Cheney’s role in orchestrating the effort to discredit Wilson yesterday
Experts: Tactic would be legal but unusual
Legal experts say that President Bush had the unquestionable authority to approve the disclosure of secret CIA information to reporters, but they add that the leak was highly unusual and amounted to using sensitive intelligence data for political gain.
More to the point, did Bush or Cheney lie about this while giving testimony or being questioned. If so, then that’s perjury.