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   Bush Administration Is Focus of Inquiry

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9/28/2003 12:00 am

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Washington Post

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Entered 9/28/2003, Updated 9/28/2003

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At CIA Director George J. Tenet's request, the Justice Department is looking into an allegation that administration officials leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer to a journalist, government sources said yesterday. The operative's identity was published in July after her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, publicly challenged President Bush's claim that Iraq had tried to buy "yellowcake" uranium ore from Africa for possible use in nuclear weapons. Bush later backed away from the claim. The intentional disclosure of a covert operative's identity is a violation of federal law.


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