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CIA Leak Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Vice President Cheney has named two senior aides to take the place of Lewis Libby, who was indicted last week in the CIA leak probe.

Taking over from Libby as chief of staff will be Cheney's White House counsel, David Addington. And Libby's post as Cheney's national security adviser will go to his deputy, John Hannah.

Libby resigned last week after a grand jury indicted him on five counts of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The jurors had been probing the blowing of a CIA operative's cover after her husband became a leading Iraq War critic.

An arraignment has now been set for Thursday morning. Libby could get 30 years in prison if convicted on all the charges.

During an Oval Office meeting with Italy's visiting prime minister, the president ignored shouted questions about the investigation -- which implicated others in the 2003 leak.


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