WASHINGTON – Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., Monday announced his intention to re-introduce the Independent Counsel Reform Act in the coming days and issued the following statement regarding the Justice Department’s investigation into the disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity.
“The alleged disclosure by the White House of the identity of a covert government operative is not just an outrage and an embarrassment to our government. It is also likely a crime. It must be investigated – immediately and independently. “I call upon the President’s Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, to show that the White House understands the serious nature of this offense and to do everything in his power to ensure that investigators have the full cooperation of the White House. The Administration’s condemnation of this serious breach so far has been half-hearted and underwhelming. “Mr. Card must: