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AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER
AP ^ | 3/11/04

Posted on 03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar


Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST

Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer

By MATTHEW DALY
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) -

The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill.

Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News.

Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in 1998. His campaign unraveled because of charges of campaign finance violations to which he pleaded no contest.

Susan Lindauer is a 1985 Smith College graduate who describes herself as an anti-war activist.

Gary Gambill, editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin, an online publication dealing with Arab politics, said Lindauer sent him a copy of her 1998 deposition in litigation related to the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

In the deposition, she said Libyan officials had been wrongly accused of orchestrating the bombing and that Libya was entitled to "financial compensation for the economic harassment her people have endured because of these blatantly false accusations."

He said her arrest "raises questions about the validity of her deposition and its apparent attempt to exonerate Libya."

Lindauer started her congressional career in 1993 when she took a job with Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. The next year she went to work for a second Oregon Democrat in the House - Ron Wyden. Two years later she joined the staff of Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill.

After a brief stint at Fox News, she worked for Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., for a few months in 2002.

Lofgren said in a statement she was shocked by the arrest.

"To my knowledge, this former employee had no access to sensitive information," she said. "Obviously, I had no reason to think that she was involved in this alleged activity. I have had no further contact with her since she left my employ."

DeFazio said he has not spoken to Lindauer in more than 10 years. "We didn't part on the best of terms," he said.

Lindauer's neighbors in Takoma Park, Md., recalled her as friendly. Joao Luiz Vieire de Castro, 39, described Lindauer as "a regular American who walks her dog in the mornings and the afternoon."

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This woman is a dyed in the wool Democrat, but the AP chooses to ties Bush to her because she is a DISTANT cousin of one of his employees.
1 posted on 03/11/2004 4:44:14 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Count Tom Brokaw and NBC Nightly News in as well.
2 posted on 03/11/2004 4:45:45 PM PST by John W
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Watch for round the clock coverage now that the media has even the slimmest of slim ties to someone within earshot of President Bush.
3 posted on 03/11/2004 4:45:47 PM PST by Blue Scourge (Off I go into the Wild Blue Yonder...)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
It's not like any of us can pick our relatives. We can pick our employees.

I am disgusted.
4 posted on 03/11/2004 4:47:37 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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Lindauer's father, John Lindauer, owned newspapers in Alaska and was the Republican nominee for governor there in 1998. He was defeated and later pleaded no contest to two charges stemming from campaign finance problems related to the campaign. He received a one-year suspended sentence, two years of probation and a $15,000 fine.

Susan Lindauer also is a distant cousin of White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, said White House press secretary Scott McClellan.

Lindauer worked at Fortune, U.S. News & World Report and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before beginning her career as a political publicist.

She worked for Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., in 1993 and Rep. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in 1994, before joining the office of former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun as press secretary in 1996. From March to May 2002, she worked for Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

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5 posted on 03/11/2004 4:48:26 PM PST by deport ("These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I have ever seen. It's scary," Kerry said.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
And they didn't even say what the relationship was. Amazing the way the press can put anything out there that they want. And MOST of the general republic accepts it as fact...

I found it funny that Shep Smith on Fox acknowledged that she was a former employee, but she was "terminated".. laugh
6 posted on 03/11/2004 4:48:43 PM PST by pamlet
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
This was so predictable.
7 posted on 03/11/2004 4:48:43 PM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
There was a report that she attempted to drop some papers at Card's house, that he was the "government offical." Maybe Card dimed her out.
8 posted on 03/11/2004 4:49:03 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Didn't take them long to find out this scoop now did it?
9 posted on 03/11/2004 4:50:08 PM PST by Neets (“I now know Him in a more personal way that I have. It is as it was " Jim Caviezel)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
She's my cousin too...and your's...and your's...ans your's...She's a cousin to John Kerry, too.
10 posted on 03/11/2004 4:50:54 PM PST by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: hellinahandcart
This angle is really unbelievable. I mean, I have first cousins I have never even met! And how "distant" a cousin is she? It must have been a tough call, whether to put in the headline that she is a cousin of Mr. Card or the fact that she worked at Fox.
11 posted on 03/11/2004 4:51:01 PM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Wait until Monday's news cycle when the media uses Familyforrest.com to trace her relationship to President Bush.
12 posted on 03/11/2004 4:51:09 PM PST by pete anderson
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To: hellinahandcart
Amazing.....just an amazing twist.
13 posted on 03/11/2004 4:51:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Well this calls for a full investigation of Andrew Card. He must make himself immediately available for Teddy Kennedy to grill.

Even the prospect of a eminence of penumbra of a distant relation must be fully investigated.

/sarcasm
14 posted on 03/11/2004 4:51:52 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: hellinahandcart
You have got to be kidding...

You could not possibly be so stupid...
15 posted on 03/11/2004 4:52:04 PM PST by Guillermo (It's tough being a Miami Dolphins fan)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
hellinabagobull...
half the country is a distant cousin to bush...
what ain't cousin's to cousins in this country, ain't likely american.

absolute bull-own-knee sticks.
16 posted on 03/11/2004 4:53:07 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (smaller government? you gotta be kidding!)
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To: Guillermo
?
17 posted on 03/11/2004 4:54:33 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
There was a report that she attempted to drop some papers at Card's house, that he was the "government offical." Maybe Card dimed her out.

CNN.com - American charged in Iraqi conspiracy - Mar 11, 2004 <-- Link

McClellan said Lindauer made "various attempts" to contact Card and said she was in contact with the Iraqi regime.

Card "brought that to the attention of the appropriate officials" at the Justice Department, McClellan said.

A government source told CNN that Card was not home when Lindauer delivered the letter to his house.

The source said Card immediately notified the Justice Department and turned the letter over to authorities. Card also informed President Bush of the investigation, the source said.

18 posted on 03/11/2004 4:55:44 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Keekeerist. Everyone of us has a cousin, or two, that received too many of the wrong genes, or not enough of the right ones.

Remember, Rule #1. You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives. (Rule #2. You can pick your nose. You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your friend's nose.)

Go ahead. Admit this axiom of life. You'll feel better.

19 posted on 03/11/2004 4:56:26 PM PST by fuquadukie (If you can't hang with the Big Dogs... don't jump off the porch.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Just how did the media do her geneology so fast?
20 posted on 03/11/2004 4:57:27 PM PST by dalebert
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To: doug from upland
This 'distant cousing of a Bush employee' angle will probably get more airplay than Billy Carter, Hugh Rodham and Roger Clinton put together.
21 posted on 03/11/2004 4:57:28 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
It didn't take long for the Andrew Card link, but hidden well within the article the Democrat link.

No media bias here, so let's Move On (oops, someone already took that one)

22 posted on 03/11/2004 4:57:39 PM PST by gramho12
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Lindauer's neighbors in Takoma Park, Md., recalled her as friendly. Joao Luiz Vieire de Castro, 39, described Lindauer as "a regular American who walks her dog in the mornings and the afternoon."

According to the piece on Drudge:

But Malvina Lacey, who lives next door to Lindauer, added, "She lives in a fantasy world."

I've decided to trust Malvina's judgement.

23 posted on 03/11/2004 4:58:08 PM PST by jackbill
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
AP report leaves out this neighbor's description:

But Malvina Lacey, who lives next door to Lindauer, added, "She lives in a fantasy world."

24 posted on 03/11/2004 4:58:48 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Who cares if they are distant cousins? No one. It would be important, though, if they were ever in contact with one another. Does Card know Lindauer? Do they ever see each other?
25 posted on 03/11/2004 4:59:19 PM PST by rogueleader
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Also looks like she is more tied to the Dems than to any Bush staffer.
26 posted on 03/11/2004 4:59:33 PM PST by dalebert
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To: hellinahandcart
You had better be "disgusted" with the AP headline & NOT the fact that President Bush's staffer happens to have a crooked cousin. As YOU said we cannot pick our relatives.
27 posted on 03/11/2004 5:00:03 PM PST by madison10
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To: jackbill
Damn, jackbill! You beat me by 4/10ths of a minute.
28 posted on 03/11/2004 5:00:43 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: madison10; hellinahandcart
Uh...

I'm pretty sure that's what she meant by she's disgusted.....the headline I mean.
29 posted on 03/11/2004 5:01:36 PM PST by Neets (“I now know Him in a more personal way that I have. It is as it was " Jim Caviezel)
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To: rogueleader
Lindauer made contact with Mr. Card. & he gave a letter & info to the FBI. Lindauer picked the wrong relative to have a "reunion" with. :) Thank you, Mr. Card!!
30 posted on 03/11/2004 5:02:15 PM PST by madison10
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To: fuquadukie
I've got a "distant cousin" who is serving a life sentence for murder. What significance does it have to my life? None. What's the significance of this "distant" familial relationship between Andrew Card and the traitor? None.

Of much greater significance is her employment with several congressmen, all of them Democrats.
31 posted on 03/11/2004 5:02:42 PM PST by wimpycat (¡Santiago y Cierra España!)
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To: hellinahandcart
Maybe Guillermo "replied" to the wrong post? His response makes no sense in light of what you wrote....
32 posted on 03/11/2004 5:04:02 PM PST by Theo
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To: madison10
Why would you assume I meant anything else?

If anyone had told me two hours ago that the press would find a way to HANG THIS ON BUSH, I would have said they were nuts.

The headline should have been BUSH STAFFER OUTS SPYING COUSIN, if anything...but nooooooooo...

33 posted on 03/11/2004 5:05:37 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
By tomorrow this story will be reported thus: ANDY CARD'S cousin has been indicted for illegal ties to Saddam Hussien.
34 posted on 03/11/2004 5:05:57 PM PST by PISANO (Our troops...... will NOT tire...will NOT falter.....and WILL NOT FAIL!!!)
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To: hellinahandcart
I think your post #4 has been misread. I know what you mean.
35 posted on 03/11/2004 5:06:20 PM PST by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
She's an extremist Democrat tied to four extreme Democrat congresscritters. End of story. And yet the AP chooses to report that she's a distant cousin to someone in the WH. Who cares? We are all distant cousins to everyone depending on one's definition of 'distant'.
36 posted on 03/11/2004 5:06:23 PM PST by plain talk
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To: jackbill
--- Joao Luiz Vieire de Castro, 39, described Lindauer as "a regular American who walks her dog in the mornings and the afternoon." ---

It probably wouldn't hurt to have the FBI interview Mr. Castro to make sure they have all the evidence they might need to help "prove her innocence".
37 posted on 03/11/2004 5:06:32 PM PST by geopyg (Democracy, whiskey, sexy)
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To: whereasandsoforth
The media trash spinners are truly an amazing bunch. Susan Lindauer is a hard core Dumborat. Every story has her working, in some way for another Dumborat. The Dumborats have to take credit for one of their own. How can any reasonable person believe, that she's tied to a Republican, is nothing but more media back spin!
38 posted on 03/11/2004 5:07:56 PM PST by Smartass
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER

OMG...this is series.

39 posted on 03/11/2004 5:08:35 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Theo
I would have thought so, but I just got another in the same vein.

So if you'll all excuse me now, I have to flounce off and sulk about this mistreatment. ;-(
40 posted on 03/11/2004 5:08:55 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: wimpycat
Oh, I agree 1000%. That is my point. But, then again, we're not close to Dubya. The "relationship" will get a WHOLE LOT more airplay than the employment with the Democrats. Mark my words.
41 posted on 03/11/2004 5:09:09 PM PST by fuquadukie (If you can't hang with the Big Dogs... don't jump off the porch.)
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To: madison10
Lindauer made contact with Mr. Card. & he gave a letter & info to the FBI. Lindauer picked the wrong relative to have a "reunion" with.

There's the next Rat take on it, then, if they can't smear the White House with consorting with spies. They'll portray her as an innocent "whistleblower" caught up by one of Ashcroft's too-numerous-to-count abuses of the Patriot Act.

42 posted on 03/11/2004 5:10:18 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: All; Smartass
I was listening to Rusty Humphry and heard him say Susan Lindauer has already posted $500,000 bail she didn't even spend one day in custody.

I don't know of anyone who gets a court time that fast.

43 posted on 03/11/2004 5:12:05 PM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
"This woman is a dyed in the wool Democrat, but the AP chooses to ties Bush to her because she is a DISTANT cousin of one of his employees."


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Why don't I see in the title, "A Democrat Congressional Staffer" arrested for spying for Saddam's government??? THAT would be more to the point.

"Lindauer started her congressional career in 1993 when she took a job with Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. The next year she went to work for a second Oregon Democrat in the House - Ron Wyden. Two years later she joined the staff of Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill.

After a brief stint at Fox News, she worked for Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., for a few months in 2002."


44 posted on 03/11/2004 5:15:05 PM PST by FairOpinion ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country." --- G. W. Bush)
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To: geopyg
--- Joao Luiz Vieire de Castro, 39, described Lindauer as "a regular American who walks her dog in the mornings and the afternoon." ---

And that is important for what reason?

Does the Associated Press really believe that Alger Hiss, John Walker, Aldrich Ames or the Rosenbergs did not walk their dogs?

45 posted on 03/11/2004 5:20:06 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
In the Seattle TV news tonight, they highlighted the point that she had links to BOTH Republicans and Rats.
46 posted on 03/11/2004 5:20:18 PM PST by Drango (Liberals give me a rash that even penicillin can't cure.)
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To: All
As others have noted, you can't pick your relatives:

Genealogy buffs claim political rivals are linked
AP file / Getty Images file
A family tree analysis indicates that President Bush, at left, and his front-running Democratic challenger, John Kerry, are 16th cousins, three times removed. Such links aren't all that unusual, genealogy buffs say.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4286105/

47 posted on 03/11/2004 5:20:45 PM PST by Hon
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To: hellinahandcart
Sorry, hellinahandcart. I'm just a mite touchy about the AP screwing up a headline AGAIN. :)
48 posted on 03/11/2004 5:23:00 PM PST by madison10
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Funny a distant cousin of an employee. Yet she has direct ties to many democrats. Guess what title the AP decided to go with.
49 posted on 03/11/2004 5:25:17 PM PST by Tempest (Don't blame me, I'm voting for Bush.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
FWIW, from this link:

MAY 2000

SUNDAY HERALD, SCOTLAND: A FORMER CIA agent who claims Libya is not responsible for the Lockerbie bombing is being gagged by the US government under state secrecy laws and faces 10 years in prison if he reveals any information about the terrorist attack. United Nations diplomats are outraged that the US government is apparently suppressing a potential key trial witness. Diplomats are now demanding that the CIA agent, Dr. Richard Fuisz, be released from the gagging order. Fuisz, a multi-millionaire businessman and pharmaceutical researcher, was, according to US intelligence sources, the CIA's key operative in the Syrian capital Damascus during the 1980s where he also had business interests. One month before a court order was served on him by the US government gagging him from speaking on the grounds of national security, he spoke to US congressional aide Susan Lindauer, telling her he knew the identities of the Lockerbie bombers and claiming they were not Libyan. Lindauer, shocked by Fuisz's claims, immediately compiled notes on the meeting which formed the basis of a later sworn affidavit detailing Fuisz's claims. One month after their conversation, in October 1994, a court in Washington DC issued an order barring him from revealing any information on the grounds of "military and state secrets privilege".

When contacted by the Sunday Herald ht, Fuisz said when asked if he was a CIA agent in Syria in the 1980s: "That is not an issue I can confirm or deny. I am not allowed to speak about these issues. In fact, I can't even explain to you why I can't speak about these issues."

. . . Fuisz's statements to Lindauer support the claims of the two Libyan accused who are to incriminate a number of terrorist organizations, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, which had strong links to Syria and Iran.

SUNDAY HERALD, SCOTLAND: THE two Libyans accused of downing Pan Am 103 could not have planted the bomb, according to a devastating scientific report submitted by one of the Crown's star witnesses. The report threw the prosecution case into disarray and forced the adjournment of the Lockerbie trial on Thursday for 12 days. The report concludes that the Semtex bomb was attached to the inside of the aircraft in the cargo hold and was not concealed, as the prosecution case alleges, within a cassette player packed into a suitcase which was stored within a luggage container in the cargo hold . . . Senior Crown Office sources have admitted to the Sunday Herald that the report submitted to the Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd, just days before the trial started provided such startling new evidence that the prosecution had no alternative but to seek an adjournment to consider the future of the trial. In a stunning own goal for the prosecution, Edwin Bollier, who is listed as prosecution witness number 548, delivered a detailed analysis of the explosion to the Lord Advocate, claiming the Crown's version of the bombing was scientifically impossible.

50 posted on 03/11/2004 5:25:59 PM PST by mewzilla
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