1202List of possible replacements for Libby
- Oct 29, 2005According to Think Progress, one of these possible
replacements, David Addington, is mentioned in Libby's
indictment as being involved in the leak.
Saturday, October 29, 2005 · Last updated 11:24 a.m.
List of possible replacements for Libby
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Vice President Dick Cheney has just a few close
advisers, inside and outside government, who are
considered possibilities to replace chief of staff I.
Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Libby resigned Friday after
being indicted in the CIA leak investigation. Among
those advisers are:
-David Addington, a cautious and seasoned lawyer. He
is the vice president's counsel and was a top aide to
Cheney when Cheney was defense secretary.
-Mary Matalin, Cheney's top public relations
strategist during President Bush's first term. She has
remained an informal adviser since leaving the White
House to work as a private consultant.
-Eric Edelman, U.S. ambassador to Turkey. He was
Cheney's national security assistant from February
2001 to June 2003 and worked closely with Libby when
both were at the Pentagon earlier in their careers.
-Dean McGrath, Cheney's deputy chief of staff. He has
experience working throughout government including the
Treasury, Transportation and Defense Departments, the
Peace Corps and as a congressional staffer.
-Steve Schmidt, whom Cheney hired after getting to
know his work as a strategist in Bush's re-election
campaign. Schmidt also helped John Roberts during
Roberts' successful confirmation to be chief justice
of the United States.
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