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Ashcroft Removes Himself from CIA Leak Case

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Ashcroft Removes Himself from CIA Leak Case

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Ashcroft Removes Himself from CIA Leak Case

Ashcroft Removes Himself from CIA Leak Case

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Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself from the investigation into who leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the press. A special prosecutor — U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald — will now lead the case. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Jennifer Ludden.