First of all, for all of you breathlessly awaiting RAW STORY’s scoop on whether Cheney is being investigated by Fitzgerald, their article, Vice President’s role in outing of CIA agent under examination, sources close to prosecutor say, is now up.

Two officials close to Fitzgerald told RAW STORY they have seen documents obtained from the White House Iraq Group which state that Cheney was present at several of the group’s meetings. They say Cheney personally discussed with individuals in attendance at least two interviews in May and June of 2003 Wilson gave to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus, in which he claimed the administration “twisted” prewar intelligence and what the response from the administration should be.

Cheney was interviewed by the FBI surrounding the leak in 2004. According to the New York Times, Cheney was asked whether he knew of any concerted effort by White House aides to name Ms. Wilson.

Sources close to the investigation have also confirmed that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is trying to determine Vice President Cheney’s role in the outing of Mrs. Wilson, more specifically, if Cheney ordered the leak.

Those close to Fitzgerald say they have yet to uncover any evidence that suggests Cheney ordered the leak or played a role in the outing of Mrs. Wilson. Still, the sources said they are investigating claims that Cheney may have been involved based on his attendance at meetings of the Iraq group. Previous reports indicate Cheney was intimately involved with the framing of the Iraq war.

All hat, no cattle? You decide.

What I find far more fascinating is this post by Digby who examines conservative blogger Robert George’s look at the timeline of the Plame outing and susbsequent events happening in the UK at the same time, including the “suicide” of David Kelly, “the source of BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan’s explosive report that the Blair government “sexed-up” its Iraq intelligence dossier.”

Digby’s post explores all of the machinations of the propaganda efforts on both sides of the pond regarding the Iraq war and is too extensive to summarize here. I highly suggest you read it yourself if you are interested in this case. It’s an eye opener.

The more I read about this case, the more obvious it becomes that we will never know the full truth. But, if we keep pushing and putting the pieces together, as so many bloggers have been – including our own here at BT – we can at least come away with a much better idea of what really did go on.

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