News and events revolving around the ousting of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Report: Bush rebuked Rove

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush reportedly was angry with top aide Karl Rove two years ago over Rove's alleged role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

The New York Daily News reports Bush rebuked Rove -- who has made a number of grand jury appearances in the case and could face charges stemming from the revelation of Plame's name in the press.

Citing sources, the newspaper said Bush was furious with Rove in 2003 when his deputy chief of staff conceded he had talked with reporters about the Plame leak.

"He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this."

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has until Oct. 28 to either file a report on the case, file charges or let the matter drop.

Plame is the wife of diplomat Joseph Wilson. Revelation of her name came after Wilson criticized the White House's Iraq policy


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