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Reporters Tim Russert, Matthew Cooper [TIME] Subpoenaed in CIA Leak...
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Posted on 05/21/2004 8:40:51 PM PDT by kcvl

Reporters Tim Russert, Matthew Cooper [TIME] Subpoenaed in CIA Leak... Developing...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; cialeak; grandjury; leak; leaks; mediabias; nbc; nigerflap; plame; russert; subpoena; time; timrussert; wilson
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1 posted on 05/21/2004 8:40:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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NBC, fighting move, says journalist did not receive informationMSNBC and NBC News

Updated: 8:45 p.m. ET May 21, 2004WASHINGTON - NBC News said Friday night that it would oppose a subpoena issued to Washington bureau chief Tim Russert by the federal grand jury investigating the leak of the identity of an undercover CIA operative last year.

Russert, the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” is the first journalist known to have been subpoenaed in the investigation, which the Justice Department opened after syndicated columnist Robert Novak reported in July that Valerie Plame, the wife of a former ambassador who criticized President Bush’s justification for going to war in Iraq, worked for the agency.


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5033875/


2 posted on 05/21/2004 8:43:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Thought it was clear that Valerie gave away her identity (among other things) after the fourth date with men?
3 posted on 05/21/2004 8:46:43 PM PDT by The Bandit
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Miss Marple

SUBPOENA IN C.I.A. DISCLOSURE

A grand jury has subpoenaed a reporter for Time magazine, Matthew Cooper, in its inquiry into whether someone in the Bush administration disclosed the identity of a C.I.A. officer. Robert Novak, the syndicated columnist, first published the name of the officer, Valerie Plame. Time reported that government officials had identified Ms. Plame to it in interviews in an apparently in an effort to discredit her husband in a political dispute. Robin Bierstedt, deputy general counsel of Time Inc., said the magazine protected its sources and would move to quash the subpoena. Adam Liptak (NYT)


4 posted on 05/21/2004 8:47:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: The Bandit

Both Valerie and Joe Wilson are phony liars! They are much more important in their own minds than to the rest of the country (who could care less).


5 posted on 05/21/2004 8:49:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

The press has no legal standing to squash any subpoena of this nature.


6 posted on 05/21/2004 8:53:05 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: kcvl
is the first journalist known to have been subpoenaed in the investigation,

Untrue.

7 posted on 05/21/2004 8:54:27 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: gilliam

Yes they do. It has been litigated more than once in the court under 1st amendment precedents.


8 posted on 05/21/2004 8:56:06 PM PDT by Texasforever (The French love John Kerry. He is their new Jerry Lewis)
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To: kcvl

Interesting.


9 posted on 05/21/2004 8:56:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Texasforever

First Amendment I don't think applies when the subject is about "CIA Leaks". Tim's 1st Amendment right is not being infringed.


10 posted on 05/21/2004 8:59:50 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Regardless I am sure Timmy Boy thinks it is "INAPPROPRIATE".


11 posted on 05/21/2004 9:04:42 PM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: Texasforever

And they loose the litigation. There is no protected speach between a reporter and a source. No matter what the press tells you. The Supreme Court has recognized the arguments made by the press as to its watchdog role in society, but it has not gone so far as to grant a reporter-source privilege.


12 posted on 05/21/2004 9:06:40 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam

I think I spoke too soon. Reporters would not be found in contempt all the time if it was settled law. I stand corrected.


13 posted on 05/21/2004 9:10:54 PM PDT by Texasforever (The French love John Kerry. He is their new Jerry Lewis)
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To: kcvl

(Both Valerie and Joe Wilson are phony liars! They are much more important in their own minds than to the rest of the country (who could care less).)

I would like to buy them for what their worth and sell them for what they think they're worth.
Joe Wilson wants to be a big time player in the fall election. He is so blinded by ego he fails to see he is a non-issue.





14 posted on 05/21/2004 9:18:01 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: kcvl

I'm no legal beagle so does a grand jury have to have probable cause to issue a subpoena?


15 posted on 05/21/2004 9:19:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Texas Eagle

I have no idea. I'm as far from an attorney as you can get. lol!


16 posted on 05/21/2004 9:22:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I'm sure there's a FReeper out there who knows and will provide the answer forthwith.

Whatever forthwith means.

17 posted on 05/21/2004 9:24:39 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: PISANO
Regardless I am sure Timmy Boy thinks it is "INAPPROPRIATE".

Not denying that. Afterall, he's in the lamestream press. Senators are not to be leaking sensitive info (remember Senator Leahy?), you and I couldn't either, so why should reporters like Timmy get a pass under the guise of "First Amendment Rights"? That's what I don't understand.

18 posted on 05/21/2004 9:24:54 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: kcvl
Time reported that government officials had identified Ms. Plame to it in interviews in an apparently in an effort to discredit her husband in a political dispute.

It's absolutely precious how Joe Wilson's talking point gets regurgitated. It is too much to ask how it is "apparent" there was an effort to discredit her husband and the means was the "outing" of Plame.

19 posted on 05/21/2004 9:32:25 PM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: Shermy; Jeff Gannon

I didn't think that was correct either...that these were the first subpoenas for journalists.

In fact, didn't Jeff Gannon get subpoenaed, as just one example?


20 posted on 05/21/2004 9:36:15 PM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: cyncooper

There should be no problem - Bush and the White House have already released all reporters from any confidentiality in these regards ... it's just a question of how much press Russert wants to get out of the deal & it's common knowlege you don't want to be in the way of Little Russ and a TV camera ROFLMAO


21 posted on 05/21/2004 10:10:40 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: kcvl; cyncooper; BigSkyFreeper; Howlin; Miss Marple
A grand jury has subpoenaed a reporter for Time magazine, Matthew Cooper, in its inquiry into whether someone in the Bush administration disclosed the identity of a C.I.A. officer

Do a google on Matthew Cooper and see who he is married to

22 posted on 05/22/2004 6:13:41 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Who is it?


23 posted on 05/22/2004 6:38:53 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: kcvl

COOL, will Timmy sing?

I would loved to see these media whores dressed in "orange" pant suits......


24 posted on 05/22/2004 6:40:53 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Howlin

http://centerforpolitics.org/programs/nss/text_03_agenda-panel.htm

A New Jersey native, Cooper is a 1984 graduate of Columbia College in New York City and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Mandy Grunwald, and their son.


25 posted on 05/22/2004 6:49:11 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

The plot thickens, doesn't it?


26 posted on 05/22/2004 6:56:48 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple

Oh just a little


27 posted on 05/22/2004 6:59:25 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Darla!!!! :-)

28 posted on 05/22/2004 7:02:12 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

The scary-toothed Mandy Grunewald, Hillary chum extraordinaire, could very well have been the person who tipped her husband off. She would have known Wilson's wife's profession...heck, they probably all went to the same cocktail parties.


29 posted on 05/22/2004 7:07:26 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin

That would be her .. and as Miss Marple stated .. the plot thickens


30 posted on 05/22/2004 7:11:49 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Oh, this one's going to be fun :o)


31 posted on 05/22/2004 7:39:26 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Mo1

JUST waking up here (hey, it's Saturday and I was tired!), but I don't need to Google...It's Mandy Grunewald!

(Had to show off I know my beltway marriages...hehe)


32 posted on 05/22/2004 8:05:11 AM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: kcvl

BUMP?


33 posted on 05/22/2004 8:05:57 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Miss Marple
The scary-toothed Mandy Grunewald, Hillary chum extraordinaire, could very well have been the person who tipped her husband off. She would have known Wilson's wife's profession...heck, they probably all went to the same cocktail parties.

I didn't think of this last night. (duh)

I have followed this story but it never stuck in my mind (I can't remember if I saw it before) that Matt Cooper was involved, although I knew full well who his wife is. It didn't click when I read this last night, but I think you're on to something.

It is outright laughable, IMO, this notion that's given out that Plame's "name" (they mean profession) was "leaked" to "ruin" Joe Wilson. It has always been obvious it was given by way of explanation for the outrageousness that he would ostensibly sent on any mission on behalf of an administration he blatantly despised. The "ruin/leak" story the was given out later just for the spite and political machinations of it all.

A Wilson/Plamegate thread is not complete without my noting that I hope and pray this grand jury indicts this duo--Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.

34 posted on 05/22/2004 8:30:35 AM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: cyncooper

I heartily agree that I hope they are indicted. I also am interested in this grand jury, because I am thinking they might be investigating more than the Wilson flap.


35 posted on 05/22/2004 8:38:07 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple; cyncooper
I did a google search about this develpoment and only 6 stories have shown up as of around 11:43 EDT.

Link

No AP or Reuters wire story about this development, either.

Well at least Google/Seattle Times did post a photo of Timmy looking concerned.


36 posted on 05/22/2004 8:47:26 AM PDT by Dane
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To: Dane

37 posted on 05/22/2004 8:55:11 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Dane
Isn't that interesting? I wonder why the hush-hush treatment, given that they made such a flap over this thing when it broke.

I am going to keep an eye out for further developments, as I really, really think there is something else going on.

38 posted on 05/22/2004 8:58:56 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: kcvl

Nail 'em


39 posted on 05/22/2004 8:59:52 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: Miss Marple
Isn't that interesting? I wonder why the hush-hush treatment, given that they made such a flap over this thing when it broke.

Verry interesting(Arte Johnson voice inflection from Laugh-In). When I first saw the first mention of this on Fox this morning, I did a google search and only 6 stories come up and none with a wire service source. And three hours later, still no wire service(AP, Reuters) reporting of this development.

The Wash Compost did report but it was buried on A-11 of their edition.

The NYT editors are probably peeing their pants and still trying to figure out on how to write the story, IMO.

40 posted on 05/22/2004 9:08:09 AM PDT by Dane
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To: MamaLucci

LOL!!


41 posted on 05/22/2004 9:14:04 AM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: kcvl

BUMP!!
Bush is tightening the screws.
I think he's been misunderestimated again.


42 posted on 05/22/2004 9:18:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Miss Marple; Dane
Isn't that interesting? I wonder why the hush-hush treatment, given that they made such a flap over this thing when it broke.

I am going to keep an eye out for further developments, as I really, really think there is something else going on.

Normally when journalists are subpeonaed for sources they do the "righteous indigination routine" and all of their fellow media jackals provide covering press; however, that's not how it's panning out.

Google results as of 1pm est 5/22:

Tim+Russert+Matt+Cooper+Subpoenaed 1 result

Russert+Cooper+Subpoenaed 4 results

43 posted on 05/22/2004 10:05:13 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: Howlin; Mo1
Mandy Grunwald!!!
44 posted on 05/22/2004 1:18:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; Mo1
Can the incest get any more sickening?! They THINK we can't find out who they are. No the "media" isn't biased, my *ss!
45 posted on 05/22/2004 1:20:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Miss Marple; cyncooper
Isn't that interesting? I wonder why the hush-hush treatment, given that they made such a flap over this thing when it broke.

They only become interested when Karl Rove or Scooter Libby's name is brought up

46 posted on 05/22/2004 1:21:32 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: cyncooper

Well stick around because I don't know the beltway marriages!


47 posted on 05/22/2004 1:21:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Well, Mandy's marriage stuck in my head because I thought at the time "I guess there's someone for everyone" (did I just say that out loud? oops).

Plus her groom's last name...

;)


48 posted on 05/22/2004 1:26:21 PM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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Well stick around because I don't know the beltway marriages!

Yea .. I don't know them all either .. I just know a few

Like Dee Dee Myers is married to Todd Purdum from the New York Times

49 posted on 05/22/2004 1:27:49 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1; cyncooper

50 posted on 05/22/2004 1:29:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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