Lewis Libby

Former Cheney aide denies charges

Former White House aide Lewis Libby has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the leak of a CIA agent’s identity.

Mr Libby, who was chief of staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney, faces five counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing justice.

He was one of the most powerful men in the US until he resigned last week

Charged aide quits Cheney office

A top aide to the US vice-president has resigned after being charged with perjury over an investigation into the unmasking of a covert CIA agent.

Lewis Libby, chief-of-staff to Dick Cheney, was also charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal grand jury.

Bush aide Karl Rove was not charged but the investigation remains open