I don't think that Freeper got it secondhand unless you consider it secondhand to report something reported on Fox News. That's a curious position for a freeper and I have to wonder about your agenda.
This has been all over the NON left wing press.
Here's one link from the Washington Times, also on GWB's web site.
I wouldn't be caught dead repeating unsubstantiated information to a newspaper editor. Why risk making a mistake for the left to ridicule? When was it on Fox? Who's show?
"That's a curious position for a freeper and I have to wonder about your agenda"
You sound paranoid. You can wonder all you like but I have to wonder about the "agenda" of someone who exhorts people to write letters without source data. I would also wonder about the "agenda" of someone who questions people who are merely seeking factual information. Repeating rumor is the specialty of the collectivists.