Weighing an Independent Counsel for CIA Leak Probe Should Attorney General John Ashcroft appoint an independent counsel to investigate a leak -- possibly from the White House -- that exposed the identity of a CIA operative? Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh says it's too early to make that call. Thornburgh speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Weighing an Independent Counsel for CIA Leak Probe

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Weighing an Independent Counsel for CIA Leak Probe

Weighing an Independent Counsel for CIA Leak Probe

Weighing an Independent Counsel for CIA Leak Probe

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Should Attorney General John Ashcroft appoint an independent counsel to investigate a leak — possibly from the White House — that exposed the identity of a CIA operative? Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh says it's too early to make that call. Thornburgh speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.