Cheney ‘Authorized’ Libby to Leak Classified Information

As Homer Simpson would say, "Mmmmmmm...."

From the National Journal (Murray Waas):
Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been "authorized" by Cheney and other White House "superiors" in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq, according to attorneys familiar with the matter, and to court records.
Atrios points to this Bush quote:
But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.
We wait with bated breath for President Nixon Bush to ask for Agnew's Cheney's resignation.

BONUS: Was Bush briefed on Wilson's Niger trip?

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