Let's Make A Deal

After 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal a source, a reporter walks and talks. But it remains unclear exactly what's at stake in this case

In a White House where clout is often measured by how well you can keep a secret, few men are as furtive and powerful as I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff. A dapper, compact man with an easy smile, Libby has worked for Cheney on and off since the late 1980s. But that only partly explains his swat: during the past five years, he has often been the last man to speak to the last man to speak to President George W. Bush before a decision gets made. Libby is so spooky that even today, his office...

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