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Specter: Bush, Cheney should explain CIA leak

Associated Press
Published April 10, 2006

WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should speak publicly about their involvement in the CIA leak case, a leading Republican senator said Sunday.

"We ought to get to the bottom of it so it can be evaluated, again, by the American people," said Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In a federal court filing last week, the prosecutor in the case said Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis "Lewis" Libby, testified before a grand jury that he was authorized by Bush, through Cheney, to leak information from a classified document that detailed intelligence agencies' conclusions about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Bush is not accused of doing anything illegal.

As president he is authorized to declassify secret information.

"The president may be entirely in the clear," Specter told "Fox News Sunday."

But, he added, "it was not the right way to go about it because we ought not to have leaks in government."

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