Ms. BROWN: Well I think Andrea hit the nail on the head, meaning that everyone on the inside, with the exception of Armitage, was a Cheney guy. Now there is a hitch, and--and we've been talking about this, but Joe Wilson, Ambassador Joe Wilson, has a book that's out now, which goes after Cheney's top guy: Scooter Libby, his chief of staff, who is--also has a long history with many of the other people who have been advising the president. And it--there's an ongoing investigation into who leaked Wilson's wife's name, an undercover CIA agent, to reporters and made it public. And his is pointing the finger at Scooter Libby in his book.
Mr. WOODWARD: Does--does he have any evidence, though? Or is this just a guess, surmised?
Ms. BROWN: It is--he...
Mr. WOODWARD: I wish it was Scooter Libby.
Ms. BROWN: ...he says--he's very careful in the wording, for legal reasons...
MATTHEWS: You're saying you think he's saying that.
Ms. BROWN: But he says he believes, based on everyone he's talked to and all the sleuthing that has been done, but in terms of saying, 'Here is hard evidence,' no.
Mr. WOODWARD: So the answer is no evidence.
Larry King, 6/4/04:
KING: Hillsboro, North Carolina, hello.
CALLER: Hello. I'd like to ask if you have any insight about President Bush's contacting a private attorney regarding the Ambassador Wilson's wife situation?
KING: Yes, he said he would -- did he say he would?
WOODWARD: He said he has. It wasn't clear what that meant. I don't know what it means. It certainly is interesting. The White House counsel, the government lawyers would tell the president if there's any investigation where he might have to testify or there might be some even somewhat remote connection to him, they cannot provide private legal advice. They are government lawyers and so it would be quite natural for him to check with the private lawyers, you know.
When Clinton was president, he had half of Washington on the payroll, the private attorneys, it seemed, and so that's quite natural, but it's interesting and something to be pursued in that inquiry. Are they going to ask the president to go before the grand jury or make a statement or something like that? It's conceivable in the interest of thoroughness that they might do that.