The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush's secret domestic spying program, Justice officials said Friday.
The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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My guess is that the Bush Administration thought they had an understanding with the NYTimes - clearly the Times was in league with the Bushies on the Iraq War - but when the Times revealed it cut a deal with the Administration before the election not to reveal the spy network, the Bush Crime Syndicate declared war on the NYTimes. This Justice Department investigation is the declaration of war.
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