Libby responds to Fitz

Tom Maguire has a lengthy post up on Scooter Libby’s defense team and their response to Pat Fitzgerald’s court filing.

Here’s what I found to be the most intriguing detail from Libby’s response (via Bloomberg):

April 13 (Bloomberg) — A former top administration official said President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney authorized him to discuss with reporters intelligence on Iraq’s weapons program and didn’t authorize leaking a CIA agent’s name.

Former Cheney chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, in documents filed late last night in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said Bush and Cheney only authorized him to disclose once-classified details from a National Intelligence Estimate paper that they believed supported the president’s claims that Iraq was attempting to buy nuclear material in Niger.

I fully expect the usual suspects to counter that with “he’s falling on his sword for the admin” or a similar variation of that because “BUSH LIED!!!!!!!!”

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