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CIA Leak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

White House employees have been given a deadline to turn over documents that might show who leaked a CIA operative's identity.

White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales is giving staffers till next Tuesday to comply. He wants to see any pertinent correspondence, computer records, notes or calendar entries.

The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into the leak. The CIA officer is the wife of a prominent critic of President Bush's claims about Iraq's weapons programs, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson. He thinks the leak shows the administration wants to punish opponents.

In addition to the White House, prosecutors have asked officials at the State Department and Pentagon to preserve any evidence. Secretary of State Colin Powell tells reporters his aides will search their files for "anything relevant."


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