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Bush Meets with CIA Leak Probe Team
VOA News
24 Jun 2004, 18:59 UTC
 
Government prosecutors have interviewed President Bush in connection with the probe of who leaked the name of a CIA operative to the news media.

A White House spokesman says lead investigator Patrick Fitzgerald questioned Mr. Bush for 70 minutes at the White House Thursday. He says the president had the counsel of a private attorney, Jim Sharp.

There has been no indication President Bush is a target of the probe. The spokesman says Mr. Bush was glad to cooperate and share any information he had.

A grand jury is trying to learn whether a Bush administration official was the source of the CIA operative's name. Such a leak could be a violation of U.S. law.

The operative is the wife of former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, who publicly criticized the administration's pre-war intelligence on Iraq.