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Bush top spokesman Ari Fleischer leaked Plame's CIA identity as well

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That means this wasn't just a rogue operation out of the Vice President's office, it also was an operation involving the President's office. And if Ari Fleischer, George Bush's top spokesman, was involved, and had to seek immunity in order to testify, then something else much bigger may be going on here.

More from the NY Daily News

It’s finally becoming clear why ex-White House mouthpiece Ari Fleischer took the fifth and had to be granted immunity from prosecution in the case: Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus testified that Fleischer leaked the identity of ex-CIA spook Valerie Plame in a July 12, 2003, phone call.

“It was Ari Fleischer,” Pincus testified as the first witness called by the defense. Pincus recalled that Fleischer wondered in that phone call why Pincus was writing about Plame’s husband former Ambassador Joe Wilson: “Don’t you know his wife works for the CIA as an analyst?” barked Fleischer.
Not to mention, we now have Scooter Libby (the chief of staff to the vice president), Karl Rove (the White House's most powerful and senior political operative), and Ari Fleischer (the White Houses's top spokesman) all involved in leaking Plame's identity. Just coincidence that the three most powerful guys in the White House were all involved? Uh huh.

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