Libby Evidence Finds Place at School's Archives

George Washington University's National Security Archive has compiled all of the exhibits of evidence from the Libby trial. Tom Blanton, the executive director of the archive, offers his insights about what the material tells us about the White House and the media.

Trial Documents Offer Inside View of White House

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hide captionVice President Dick Cheney's hand-written notes and underlining can be seen on this copy of Joseph Wilson's New York Times op-ed article. The article was introduced into evidence at the Libby trial.

Court Document
Credit: From PDF of Court Document.

Vice President Dick Cheney's hand-written notes and underlining can be seen on this copy of Joseph Wilson's New York Times op-ed article. The article was introduced into evidence at the Libby trial.

Court Document

The trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, opened up a window onto the inner operations of the White House and its relationship with the media.

A number of internal government documents were entered into evidence during Libby's trial that depict officials, including the vice president, directly engaged in shaping the media's coverage of the Bush administration and its drive to paint Iraq as a nuclear threat.

The documents included here were collected by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. They center around the response to President Bush's assertion in his 2003 State of the Union address to Congress that Iraq was actively seeking illicit purchases of refined uranium in Africa to supply a nuclear weapons program.

The court documents linked below are in PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat program for viewing.

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