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CIA / Leak Investigation / Ashcroft #745096

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The decision by Attorney General John Ashcroft to withdraw from the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative featured; details given about the fact that former ambassasdor Joseph Wilson, husband of the operative, had been critical of President Bush's administration's case for war in Iraq. [Deputy attorney general James COMEY†- comments on the case.] [Former deputy assistant attorney general Beth NOLAN†- assesses Ashcroft's recusal.] [September 29, White House aide Karl ROVE - denies the leak.] [WILSON - comments.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) The naming of Patrick Fitzgerald as the new special prosecutor in the CIA case noted.

Moran, Terry;
Tapper, Jake

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