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Lawmakers:James Guckert May Have CIA Leak Info
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Posted on 02/24/2005 8:49:30 AM PST by Jimmyclyde

Lawmakers: Writer May Have CIA Leak Info Thursday, February 24, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney saying a White House reporter who recently resigned following questions about his identity and background may have information vital to the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald (search), the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to subpoena the journal of reporter James Guckert (search ). The journal recounts Guckert's days covering the White House. According to Conyers and Slaughter's letter, Guckert had access to a memo revealing the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame (search).

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1 posted on 02/24/2005 8:49:31 AM PST by Jimmyclyde
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To: Jimmyclyde

Pure political theater by Democrat Moonbats!


2 posted on 02/24/2005 8:51:15 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jimmyclyde
Yeah Yeah, who cares about a Dum operative at the CIA engaging in political shenanigans.
3 posted on 02/24/2005 8:52:32 AM PST by marty60
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To: Jimmyclyde
A writer whose crime is being a closet gay and asking a couple of softball questions should be interrogated because he may have info about three reporters who reported facts.

Welcome to the Democrats Meet Freedom of the Press.

4 posted on 02/24/2005 8:53:18 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Individuality)
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To: Jimmyclyde

I agree, when is it going to stop?


5 posted on 02/24/2005 8:53:32 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: Jimmyclyde

Didn't perky Katie nail them on this yesterday morning? Got them to admit it was pure speculation?


6 posted on 02/24/2005 8:56:21 AM PST by zook
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To: Jimmyclyde

Guckert was also the second shooter on the grassy knoll!


7 posted on 02/24/2005 8:57:02 AM PST by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Logos124

ping


8 posted on 02/24/2005 8:58:30 AM PST by Jimmyclyde (Dying ain't much of a living boy...)
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To: Jimmyclyde

Right after Sandy "Pants" Berger is subpoenaed.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 8:58:33 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: linn37

He also caused the bad weather that downed Paul Wellstone's plane. On orders from Karl Rove, of course.


10 posted on 02/24/2005 8:58:58 AM PST by MisterRepublican (Liberalism kills.)
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To: Jimmyclyde

I also hear that Guckert killed the messiah. Pass it on.
/Sarcasm

I still think Wilson set the whole thing up to cover up his boondoggle in Africa. The WSJ editorialized something to this effect yesterday.


11 posted on 02/24/2005 8:59:59 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Jimmyclyde

Thanks for posting this article.


WHO CARES? (who revealed her name). The ONLY people who did not know who Valerie was were the AMERICAN PUBLIC.
Everyone else on the planet already knew.

Her business card said, "Valerie Plame, SECRET SPY"


12 posted on 02/24/2005 9:02:07 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Notwithstanding
Right after Sandy "Pants" Berger is subpoenaed.

Ol Sandy did nothing but steal national security documents...

Nothing to see here, move along, move along...

Everybody let's get the gay guy who asked the president soft ball questions, attack attack!!

Watergate, Watergate!!!

-insert Howard Dean scream here-

13 posted on 02/24/2005 9:02:23 AM PST by Jimmyclyde (Dying ain't much of a living boy...)
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To: MisterRepublican

Editor and Publisher seems to have a real "dog in this hunt," and I'm beginning to wonder what it is.


14 posted on 02/24/2005 9:03:02 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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huh? Convoluted craziness. On one hand, we 'know' Miller & Cooper have the info but we're supposed to think it's OK for them to not to divulge it. OTOH, Conyers & Slaughter 'think' Gannon 'may' have the info, so the answer is to subpoena his journal and that's perfectly OK?


15 posted on 02/24/2005 9:07:19 AM PST by elli1
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To: Howlin

Maybe their subscribers are ticked about being outdone by a realtive newcomer/amatuer?


16 posted on 02/24/2005 9:07:24 AM PST by hchutch (A pro-artificial turf, pro-designated hitter baseball fan.)
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To: Jimmyclyde
I love how the Dems are jumping into this Gannon briar patch. Within three gay-bashing months, they will have connected the poor guy to Lee Harvey Oswald, Bin Laden and the Asian Tsunamis.

We're watching the death of a political party here, folks. I'll make the popcorn...

17 posted on 02/24/2005 9:07:35 AM PST by inkling
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To: Jimmyclyde
"Disclosure of an undercover intelligence officer's identity can be a federal crime if prosecutors can show the leak was intentional and the person who released that information knew of the officer's secret status."

I can state positively that Valerie Plame had no secret status.

She told me that when she was working undercover with me in the back seat of my 84' Lincoln Town car.

Her exact words were ... "This is the first time I've been undercover, in a Lincoln Town car ".

18 posted on 02/24/2005 9:09:49 AM PST by G.Mason (The replies by this poster are meant for self-amusement only. Read at your own discretion.)
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To: Jimmyclyde
Oh good grief...first of all...

EX=PROSECUTOR: PLAME LEAK NOT ILLEGAL

Secondly...

CIA officer named prior to column

And last but not least, it wasn't even a CIA memo...

Sources said the CIA is angry about the circulation of a still-classified document to conservative news outlets suggesting Plame had a role in arranging her husband's trip to Africa for the CIA. The document, written by a State Department official who works for its Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), describes a meeting at the CIA where the Niger trip by Wilson was discussed, said a senior administration official who has seen it.

CIA officials have challenged the accuracy of the INR document, the official said, because the agency officer identified as talking about Plame's alleged role in arranging Wilson's trip could not have attended the meeting.

Washington Post


19 posted on 02/24/2005 9:11:56 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Jimmyclyde

This isn't news...just the Democrats whining on and on as usual.


20 posted on 02/24/2005 9:12:31 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: inkling
Within three gay-bashing months, they will have connected the poor guy to Lee Harvey Oswald, Bin Laden and the Asian Tsunamis.

You missed the Mason connection:

The masons sent "Gannon" to the briefing room that day for a good reason. They want "blogers" to be outlawed because it is the only aspect of th eMass Media that they canno get total control over.

Warning: DU Clone

Another "stunning" revelation on that page:

Bush had many gay experiences and just because he is sitting on the Throne in the Oval Office does not mean he stopped
ROTFLMAO!
21 posted on 02/24/2005 9:19:45 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Jimmyclyde

This is madness. These Congressional morons need to censured and fined.


22 posted on 02/24/2005 9:20:51 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: ravingnutter

Great post! Everytime this stupid story comes up I think of the same facts. I will need to commit these to memory and create useful links for battling moonbat libs.


23 posted on 02/24/2005 9:20:59 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: Howlin
Editor and Publisher seems to have a real "dog in this hunt," and I'm beginning to wonder what it is.

They openly backed Kerry. They aren't non-partisan as they wish to appear. They 'guide' the news across the US, from small to large papers.

24 posted on 02/24/2005 9:24:29 AM PST by eyespysomething (Vous pouvez vous rendre au garde de securite!)
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To: Jimmyclyde

Pathetic, pitiful, desperate dem alert!


25 posted on 02/24/2005 9:43:20 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Jimmyclyde
The left in this country has "Gate Envy" they're sick of RatherGate and the JordanCNN debacle. They are pushing this hard and as someone pointed out it is really NothingGate. Maybe, Hypocrisy Gate would be good. Of course the Left are the hypocrites here.
26 posted on 02/24/2005 9:44:50 AM PST by BallyBill (I'm a God fearing man and with many I stand....)
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To: Shermy; Fedora; Cindy; backhoe; cyncooper

get a load of this


27 posted on 02/24/2005 9:45:25 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Jimmyclyde

Like Fitzgerald doesn't know how to conduct his investigation.

By all means, call Gannon. But in the meantime his grand jury wants to speak to other reporters like Judith Miller of the NY Times and Matt Cooper (again) of TIME Mag. They know more than Gannon about the Wilson/Plame business and these dems know it.


28 posted on 02/24/2005 9:49:14 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: piasa; cyncooper
The journal recounts Guckert's days covering the White House.

Gannon made a big mistake talking to E & P about his journal. These people are on a witchhunt. The idea he had a "CIA" memo? Duh! That's why he was on the investigation list.

29 posted on 02/24/2005 9:52:14 AM PST by Shermy
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To: piasa
Thanks for the ping.

From the article:

Conyers and Slaughter note in their letter that in an October 2003 interview with Wilson, Guckert referenced a memo written by U.S. intelligence officials indicating the operative suggested Wilson could investigate reports that Iraq had sought uranium.

"In and of itself, this indicates that Mr. Guckert had access to classified information," the two lawmakers wrote. And "it appears now that Mr. Guckert memorialized his experiences at the White House."

Actually "in and of itself", it shows he read the October 17 Wall Street Journal where they described the memo. (Gannon's interview with Wilson was the next week and published on October 28.)

LOL

30 posted on 02/24/2005 9:52:57 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Howlin
Editor and Publisher seems to have a real "dog in this hunt"

At bottom, it's about who gets to ask the President (or anyone else) questions, and what kind of questions are asked. They HAVE to "win" this one, because they have already had two of their batters strike out (CBS and CNN).

31 posted on 02/24/2005 9:53:26 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: Howlin
Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to subpoena the journal of reporter James Guckert. The journal recounts Guckert's days covering the White House. According to Conyers and Slaughter's letter, Guckert had access to a memo revealing the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame

Look, it's a bird, it's a plane... no it's RAT MOONBATS in tinfoil swimtrunks.

32 posted on 02/24/2005 9:54:27 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Shermy

He didn't have a memo and he has stated that.

He's been pretty open (except when it comes to those websites) on the topic of his career as a reporter.

Let E & P hyperventilate. Their credibility is going downhill and fast.


33 posted on 02/24/2005 9:54:33 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Anti-Bubba182

There's nothing here. the damn Dems love using subterfuge.


34 posted on 02/24/2005 9:56:54 AM PST by demlosers
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To: edskid

I checked out the "editor" of that site's post; he's definitely anti-Bush.


35 posted on 02/24/2005 9:57:45 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: piasa

This is the "say if often enough and it becomes truth" theory, correct?


36 posted on 02/24/2005 9:58:31 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Jimmyclyde

The Demos are basing their facts on Guckert, who claims to have kept a journal.

Yet they are all over him for being a liar.

From one minute to the next, their agenda changes.


37 posted on 02/24/2005 10:00:28 AM PST by LibWrangler
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To: Jimmyclyde
"Guckert had access to a memo revealing the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame "

Yeah right!

38 posted on 02/24/2005 10:04:14 AM PST by BellStar (Pray for our heroes...)
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To: cyncooper

"Actually "in and of itself", it shows he read the October 17 Wall Street Journal where they described the memo. (Gannon's interview with Wilson was the next week and published on October 28.)"

Anyone following this case objectively knew about that WSJ article. I noticed the lefty-flavored chat always closed their eyes to articles like the WSJ one that debilitated Wilson's crazier claims about his wife having no involvement. Kind of like how they conveniently forgot the Bipartisan Senate Intel. Report to keep their discourse about Plamegate pure to their hopes.

Now the leak of the memo to the WSJ, or description of the memo, may be criminal, is interesting, and must have come from the "administration." I imagine the disinterest in that part of the investigation from the left arises because if confronted the content of the memo must be confronted to - that their hero Wilson is loopy, or hiding something.

Gannon talked about the memo, I guess, no different than any journalist pretends they "know" something that appeared in a major media outlet.

FYI, from the unobjective right the slant is often a conclusion that no crime could have been commited with the Plame leak. Let's see what the investigators say.


39 posted on 02/24/2005 10:04:19 AM PST by Shermy
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To: Howlin
It's worked for them often enough in the past...
40 posted on 02/24/2005 10:05:33 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa
According to Conyers and Slaughter's letter, Guckert had access toa memo revealing the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame

Another point I'm sick of seeing misrepresented. The memo was disclosed and asked about months after Plame's silly "name" was "revealed".

The significance of the memo is not to do with her "name"; it is that it showed Plame in fact recommended Wilson for the trip. A fact he had always denied and was the point of Novak's "why Wilson went to Niger" column.

41 posted on 02/24/2005 10:05:55 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper

BTW, in Gannon's interview with Wilson (it was pretty good) one could believe he might had seen the memo with his firm statement about it. So I can see why he might be on an investigation list.

But on closer examination, and in comparison to the WSJ article, he was citing from the WSJ.


42 posted on 02/24/2005 10:07:29 AM PST by Shermy
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To: cyncooper

Cyn, if those reporters you mentioned had kept a journal, would these Demo operatives be calling for subpoenas then? I think not.

This issue is an eye-opener, even for the blind.


43 posted on 02/24/2005 10:08:43 AM PST by LibWrangler
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To: Shermy
Conyers and Slaughter note in their letter that in an October 2003 interview with Wilson, Guckert referenced a memo written by U.S. intelligence officials indicating the operative suggested Wilson could investigate reports that Iraq had sought uranium.

Isn't this the nepotism memo that the 911 Commission had possession of where PLame recommended Wilson for the mission to Niger?

If so, it seems that an awful lot of people had access to that memo and the abiltiy to pass it all over Creation, not to mention if Plame wrote it she -and by extension her husband, the talkative guy who first exposed the CIA mission- also had access to it.

44 posted on 02/24/2005 10:08:56 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Shermy
Yes, and the dem congress people (and E & P) are inciting a made-up controversy and pushing disinformation for partisan reasons.

Here is Gannon's question on the memo:

Wilson Talks about Niger Mission; Blasts Bush Foreign Policy

October 28, 2003

(TN = Talon News) excerpt:

TN: An internal government memo prepared by U.S. intelligence personnel details a meeting in early 2002 where your wife, a member of the agency for clandestine service working on Iraqi weapons issues, suggested that you could be sent to investigate the reports. Do you dispute that?

~snip~

Here is the WSJ characterization of the memo:

Memo May Aid Leak Probe

October 17, 2003

excerpt:

An internal government memo addresses some of the mysteries at the center of the White House leak investigation and could help investigators in the search for who disclosed the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency operative, according to two people familiar with the memo.

The memo, prepared by U.S. intelligence personnel, details a meeting in early 2002 where CIA officer Valerie Plame and other intelligence officials gathered to brainstorm about how to verify reports that Iraq had sought uranium yellowcake from Niger.

~snip~

45 posted on 02/24/2005 10:24:59 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: piasa

I and others believe it is one and the same memo. It is often called "classified" and while it may well have been, it is not clear for a fact if it was.


46 posted on 02/24/2005 10:28:07 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: piasa

This, apparently, was the State Department memo. The Senate Intel Report mentions there was another memo, from the CIA, that also mentioned that Plame suggested Wilson for the trip. Innocuous stuff on first look, but damning given Wilson's twisted and repetitive denials that his wife had anything to do with the matter.

He feared nepotism. Given their gabby nature I think something else he feared. If his wife were the one to suggest him, it suggests that she "took her work home" - discussed her work with him. Verboten.


47 posted on 02/24/2005 10:34:53 AM PST by Shermy
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To: ravingnutter
EX=PROSECUTOR: PLAME LEAK NOT ILLEGAL

Oh, wow, I hadn't seen that--thanks for that link!

48 posted on 02/24/2005 3:40:56 PM PST by Fedora
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To: piasa
Look, it's a bird, it's a plane... no it's RAT MOONBATS in tinfoil swimtrunks.

LOL!

So how many leaks of classified info has Conyers been involved in? I bet that would be a long list.

49 posted on 02/24/2005 3:44:14 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Shermy

"If his wife were the one to suggest him, it suggests that she "took her work home" - discussed her work with him. Verboten."

Good point, especially given his mention that she told him about the nature of her job a few dates into their relationship.


50 posted on 02/24/2005 3:48:10 PM PST by Fedora
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