Partner Howard Shapiro, counsel to Bob Woodward in the CIA leak case, was recently commended on the CNN Larry King Live television show. On the November 21 segment, Woodward pointed to Shapiro’s expertise and capabilities on more than one occasion, stating “…Howard Shapiro, a former FBI general counsel, [is] somebody I would turn to again, a superb lawyer.”
Later in the interview, when speaking of this testimony given to Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, Woodward again noted his appreciation of Shapiro’s handling of his high-profile case: “And what I was going to say about the special counsel, Fitzgerald, is that he and Howard Shapiro found a path through all of this where I could answer all the questions, provide what information and evidence I had to the special counsel, and he never asked about something that had to do with confidential conversations on other issues, on matters unrelated to this investigation. So, quite frankly, I was astounded that we were able to do this, because other people got in this confrontation with him.”
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