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Bush Contacts Outside Attorney in Leak Case
ABC News ^ | June 2, 2004

Posted on 06/02/2004 3:48:03 PM PDT by RWR8189

Edited on 06/02/2004 3:57:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

BUSH CONTACTS OUTSIDE ATTORNEY IN LEAK CASE: ABC News' Kate Snow reports that President Bush has contacted an outside attorney in case over leak of name of CIA operative Valerie Plume, wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson...


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1 posted on 06/02/2004 3:48:08 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

Not good


2 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:26 PM PDT by OneTimeLurker
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To: RWR8189

Me no understand.


3 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: RWR8189

Huh? Bush wouldn't have leaked anything to Novak. What's he need private counsel for?


4 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:34 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: RWR8189

HUH?


5 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:56 PM PDT by hattend (Only Libs can find mandatory death in the Constitution (see abortion and T. Schiavo))
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To: RWR8189

Maybe he's going to sue somebody


6 posted on 06/02/2004 3:51:18 PM PDT by gore_sux (and so does Xlinton)
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To: Dog Gone

I didn't see anything on their site


http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/home/main100.shtml


7 posted on 06/02/2004 3:51:24 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: RWR8189

Where did you hear this?


8 posted on 06/02/2004 3:51:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Same here.....anyone have thoughts?


9 posted on 06/02/2004 3:52:01 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: hattend

October surprise. By then all the preliminaries will be worked out and there will be something like the video testimony Clinton did. Just another in a long list of pinprick assaults on Bush since 2000..


10 posted on 06/02/2004 3:52:46 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Terrence Maculiffe-Ariolimax columbianus (hint- its a gastropod.....)
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To: Mo1

Hmmm...


11 posted on 06/02/2004 3:53:23 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Doesn't make sense.


12 posted on 06/02/2004 3:57:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: RWR8189

WOW, what if this were actually true.


13 posted on 06/02/2004 3:58:53 PM PDT by snooker (John Flipping Kerry, the enemy's choice in Vietnam, the enemy's choice in Iraq.)
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To: Howlin
check this .. not sure what's up

ABC is reporting on it

BUSH CONTACTS OUTSIDE ATTORNEY IN LEAK CASE: ABC News' Kate Snow reports that President Bush has contacted an outside attorney in case over leak of name of CIA operative Valerie Plume, wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson...

14 posted on 06/02/2004 3:59:53 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Ok ...so is he just covering his butt?


15 posted on 06/02/2004 4:01:07 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: Howlin

I'm reading a left site and they are saying the DU has a thread on this


16 posted on 06/02/2004 4:01:59 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Mo1

Contacts? Calls? Talks to?

Doesn't say retains.


17 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:22 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: RWR8189
Tempest in a teapot.
18 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:33 PM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: RWR8189

If it was a member of the White House staff, why would Pres. Bush need an attorney?
I don't understand.


19 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:43 PM PDT by sissyjane (You're either with us or against us.)
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To: All

Why do I have the sickening feeling that this might be the thing that gives us President Kerry?


20 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:54 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: RWR8189

You don't use government lawyers to defend yourself in any case like this. It is SOP to get a private lawyer.

David Kendall was Clinton's private lawyer. It may or may not be a big deal, but if there is an active investigation, President Bush needs a private lawyer.


21 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:59 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Mo1

Contacting an attorney is quite different than hiring one to represent you. I have to guess that the headline is scarier than the full story.


22 posted on 06/02/2004 4:03:08 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: RWR8189
"Contacts outside attorney" could be anything from I'm so screwed to Everyone tells me it's bullshit, I'm glad you agree.

And none of us should trust those bastards at ABC.

23 posted on 06/02/2004 4:03:33 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: YankeeMagic
"Ok ...so is he just covering his butt?"

If there is a politically motivated chance where Bush would be subpoenaed to give testimony in this investigation, then he damn well ought to have an attorney.
24 posted on 06/02/2004 4:04:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: YankeeMagic

OK, ok, ok. Settle down. Think about it. If the White House is under investigation, the WH counsel may also be a target of the investigation. He decided to get outside advice.


25 posted on 06/02/2004 4:04:49 PM PDT by jbstrick (War is not fought for peace. War is fought for victory.)
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To: RWR8189

sounds hugh!


26 posted on 06/02/2004 4:05:00 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Mo1

Wow.....look at this brainiac!

gristy (1000+ posts) Wed Jun-02-04 06:43 PM
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31. He is representing bush


A friggin sitting pResident, hiring a friggin lawyer. Sweet.


Must be you know who. :-)


27 posted on 06/02/2004 4:05:04 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: COEXERJ145

"Why do I have the sickening feeling that this might be the thing that gives us President Kerry?"

Because you have no faith.


28 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Dog Gone; Howlin
Contacting an attorney is quite different than hiring one to represent you. I have to guess that the headline is scarier than the full story.

I Agree .. there is a big different

I can't stick around .. my youngest just ran out the door to play with friends .. grrr

BBL

29 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:01 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Howlin; RWR8189

Could Dick Cheney be needing to spend more time with his family? Can you say, "Rudy?"


30 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:13 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: COEXERJ145

STOP IT!!!! Just get ahold of yerself, yer scarin' me. Anyway, I don't think this would give us a President Kerry. I think, if she smells blood in the water, well, youknowtherest.


31 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:20 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: RWR8189
DECOY

Well, at least I hope.....now the medieval media (another freeper coined THAT great phrase) will PICK this Scab until it BLEEDS on the front pages for weeks....but, hmmm...what else MIGHT it be replacing?

32 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:26 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Countries around the world are ALIENATING ME...an American!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Why don't you try not to panic every time there's a bad headline.

You'll be dead by July 4th.


33 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:26 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: RWR8189

Can we please rename FreeRepublic to "Alarmist.com". Give me a break. This isn't even a story yet and people are predicting Kerry just got elected. Call me crazy, but I think I'll wait to read "the rest of the story".


34 posted on 06/02/2004 4:06:30 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Rebelbase
Actually you'll find that I usually do. Something about this worries me while most stuff, like bad polls or other liberal/DNC hyped "scandals", I see and laugh at.
35 posted on 06/02/2004 4:07:30 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: leadpenny

I hope we're not headed that way. I really, really do.


36 posted on 06/02/2004 4:07:53 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Rokke

We're doomed. DOOMED!!


37 posted on 06/02/2004 4:08:55 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: RWR8189

I seriously doubt that Bush himself leaked anything to Novak. The White House may have an outside attorney working on legal research related to this issue, and Bush may have spoken to this attorney once. Therefore he has "contacted" this attorney and ABC News will attempt to blow this up into propaganda they can use against Bush & Cheney. Same old stuff from the liberal media....a tempest in a teapot.


38 posted on 06/02/2004 4:09:32 PM PDT by carl in alaska (Throw deep........you're already in the fourth quarter.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Treat this news like the bullsh-t hype it is and you'll be fine.


39 posted on 06/02/2004 4:09:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Dog Gone

WASHINGTON - President Bush has consulted an outside lawyer in case he needs to retain him in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year, the White House said Wednesday.

There was no indication that was a target of the leak investigation, but the president has decided that "in the event that he needs his advice," he would retain him," White House deputy Claire Buchan.

The attorney is Jim Sharp, she said, confirmed a report by CBS News.

"The president has said that everyone should cooperate in this matter and that would include himself," Buchan said.

She deflected questions about whether Bush had been asked to appear before a grand jury in the case.


40 posted on 06/02/2004 4:10:00 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: COEXERJ145

Why don't we wait for a bit more information?


41 posted on 06/02/2004 4:10:50 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: leadpenny

Uh, yes. Dick needs to go, pronto. One of his boys is going to get nailed in this telling-secrets-to-Chalabi thing, and he'll be damaged goods from then on out. Might as well leave while the gettings good. Something tells me he's going to get one of those proverbial visits from his doctor telling him that he needs to step down for "health related reasons."


42 posted on 06/02/2004 4:11:08 PM PDT by johnfrink
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To: leadpenny

"Could Dick Cheney be needing to spend more time with his family?"

I think its going to be a "sudden heart problem" if Cheney heads to a Wyoming retirement.


43 posted on 06/02/2004 4:11:11 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: RWR8189

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&tab=wn&q=Bush+contacts+outside+attorney+in+leak+case

Your search - Bush contacts outside attorney in leak case - did not match any documents


44 posted on 06/02/2004 4:11:22 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Let your opponent point to you the way to overcome him.)
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To: johnfrink

like minds


45 posted on 06/02/2004 4:11:47 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: RWR8189

This makes me VERY nervous. Why do I get the sinking feeling something big is going down?? Time for some Pepto.


46 posted on 06/02/2004 4:14:21 PM PDT by Maine For Bush
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To: RWR8189
From Yahoo!

Bush Consults Lawyer in CIA Leak Case 2 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) has consulted an outside lawyer in case he needs to retain him in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA (news - web sites) operative last year, the White House said Wednesday.

There was no indication that was a target of the leak investigation, but the president has decided that "in the event that he needs his advice," he would retain him," White House deputy Claire Buchan.

The attorney is Jim Sharp, she said, confirmed a report by CBS News.

"The president has said that everyone should cooperate in this matter and that would include himself," Buchan said.

She deflected questions about whether Bush had been asked to appear before a grand jury in the case.

Bush Consults Lawyer in CIA Leak Case

47 posted on 06/02/2004 4:14:22 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: RWR8189; All
"ABC News' Kate Snow reports that President Bush has contacted an outside attorney in case over leak of name of CIA operative Valerie Plume,..."

If I'm not badly mistaken (and I believe that I'm not) the name in "Plame" and not "Plume." I doubt the validity of this article in that no reputable journalist would misspell someone's name. Oh crap!! I completely forgot that we are dealing with the press which is a vital organ of the LEFT in this country.

48 posted on 06/02/2004 4:14:41 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Bush Consults Lawyer in CIA Leak Case

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - "President Bush has consulted an outside lawyer in case he needs to retain him in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year, the White House said Wednesday.

There was no indication that was a target of the leak investigation, but the president has decided that "in the event that he needs his advice," he would retain him," White House deputy Claire Buchan.

The attorney is Jim Sharp, she said, confirmed a report by CBS News.

"The president has said that everyone should cooperate in this matter and that would include himself," Buchan said.

She deflected questions about whether Bush had been asked to appear before a grand jury in the case."

What's the big deal??

49 posted on 06/02/2004 4:15:00 PM PDT by veronica (Sen. Robert Bryd has seen more hoods than Iraqi prisoners ever wore....)
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To: RWR8189
I don't get it. Wilson is rabidly anti-Bush. This makes everything he does very suspect to begin with. He claimed to have "investigated" the yellowcake report in Africa when he actually did no such thing, according to the Africans themselves. He said his wife's identity was leaked when half of social Washington already knew exactly who she was.

Why the investigation? Where's the scandal? I am amazed after 8 years of legitimate abuse of power, obstruction of justice and scandals, that the press is consumed with (1) Panties on Iraqi heads as "torture", and (2) The non-Leak of an Overt Covert Agent.

50 posted on 06/02/2004 4:15:11 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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