Nov. 19, 2004

Grand Jury Hears Testimony From Powell

"Grand Jury Hears Testimony From Powell By The Associated Press The New York Times Sunday 01 August 2004 Warsaw, Poland - The U.S. grand jury investigating the leak of an undercover CIA operative's name has interviewed Secretary of State Colin Powell, but he is not a subject of the inquiry, the State Department said Sunday. Department spokesman Richard Boucher, traveling with Powell on a diplomatic visit to Poland, said Powell appeared on July 16 at the grand jury's invitation. 'The secretary is not a subject of inquiry,' Boucher said. 'He was pleased to cooperate with the grand jury.' Powell is the latest official from the Bush administration to be called before the grand jury in Washington. White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and spokesman Scott McClellan have been summoned, and grand jury investigators have interviewed President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in their offices. Powell's appearance was first reported Sunday by Newsweek. Continued.... "

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