Tuesday, December 30

The Plame Investigation: Plot Twist Of The Day

Sources: Ashcroft Bows Out of CIA Leak Probe

Washington -- Attorney General John Ashcroft will recuse himself from an investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative, Justice Department sources said Tuesday.

The investigation will be headed by the U.S. attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald, who will report to Ashcroft's new deputy, James Comey, the officials said.

It was not immediately clear why Ashcroft made the decision.
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