Government prosecutors have interviewed President Bush in connection with the
probe of who leaked the name of a CIA operative to the news media.
A White House spokesman says lead investigator Patrick Fitzgerald questioned
Mr. Bush for 70 minutes at the White House Thursday. He says the president
had the counsel of a private attorney, Jim Sharp.
There has been no indication President Bush is a target of the probe. The
spokesman says Mr. Bush was glad to cooperate and share any information he
A grand jury is trying to learn whether a Bush administration official was
the source of the CIA operative's name. Such a leak could be a violation of
The operative is the wife of former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, who publicly
criticized the administration's pre-war intelligence on Iraq.