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Probe Into Leak of CIA Agent's Identity May Be Complete
Drudge Report ^ | 4/6/05 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 04/06/2005 6:14:08 PM PDT by wagglebee

The special prosecutor investigating whether Bush administration officials illegally revealed the identity of a covert CIA operative says he finished his investigation months ago -- except for questioning two reporters who have refused to testify, the WASHINGTON POST is planning to report on Thursday.

Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has interviewed columnist Robert Novak, who first published the name of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame, the report suggests.

Fitzgerald is not likely to seek an indictment for the crime he originally set out to investigate -- whether a government official knowingly exposed a covert agent. Fitzgerald may instead seek to charge a government official with committing perjury by giving conflicting information to prosecutors.

Developing...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; cialeak; plame; robertnovak; valerieplame
Fitzgerald may instead seek to charge a government official with committing perjury by giving conflicting information to prosecutors.

I still think it was her husband and he was doing it to hurt Bush.

1 posted on 04/06/2005 6:14:10 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

If you read the Sneate Intelligence Committee report on this and read the whole chapter dedictated to Plame and the Niger Uranium story ...

... you can't help but think that she was a rogue agent who needed to be outed to get her out of the CIA.

She was outed in the name of National Security.


2 posted on 04/06/2005 6:16:55 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: wagglebee

Washington Post is about 12 hours late on this.

http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=9473


3 posted on 04/06/2005 6:21:46 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: wagglebee
who was no longer an operative - and everyone in DC knew she had been - but let's beat this drum to death - much too busy too bother finding out who gave the orders to Sandy Berger to steal secret documents requested by the 9-11 investigation com - the very papers that told just what clintoon did and did not do to prevent it - Oh, no, let's not bother with that ...and let's not punish Berger - or put an ankle bracelet on him...to keep track of where he goes that he's not supposed to.

Must be out of ankle bracelets, after all, we have to know where that top criminal, Martha, is at all times...

4 posted on 04/06/2005 6:23:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: JustDoItAlways
She was outed in the name of National Security.

I'll buy that scenario

5 posted on 04/06/2005 6:24:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7

No liberal, by definition, could ever be an intelligence agent.


6 posted on 04/06/2005 6:31:08 PM PDT by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: wagglebee; Certified Horticulturist; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; ...

ping


7 posted on 04/06/2005 6:33:59 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee

This is the first time I ever read anything by this man. I just skimmed the article. When he said the President charged Iraq had tried to buy uranium from Niger--which is absolutely false--I realized he ws too sloppy a researcher to bother reading further. A man who bills himself as an "investigative reporter" and is so monumentally sloppy a researcher is not worth my time or yours.


8 posted on 04/06/2005 6:37:10 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: JustDoItAlways
***Bingo!***
9 posted on 04/06/2005 6:39:22 PM PDT by Khurkris (This tagline is available on CD ROM)
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To: wagglebee

Whenever I read these sort of stories, my mind translates it to "concoction of suitable story for the masses nearly complete".


10 posted on 04/06/2005 6:42:32 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: JustDoItAlways

by who? and who is going to be charged with perjury?


11 posted on 04/06/2005 6:44:16 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: SpaceBar
Whenever I read these sort of stories, my mind translates it to "concoction of suitable story for the masses nearly complete".

LMAO!

12 posted on 04/06/2005 6:44:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

This investigation is a ridiculous waste of money. What about Sammy Berger stealing classified documents? He was able to plead to a minor charge without explaining what he was doing or who he was doing it for.


13 posted on 04/06/2005 6:47:05 PM PDT by KenmcG414
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To: Pikamax

"Probe Into Leak of CIA Agent's Identity May Be Complete"

The title alone expresses the MSM's wish that Cooper and Miller be given a bye.

The investigation is not complete.


14 posted on 04/06/2005 7:06:02 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: JustDoItAlways
The only problem with your speculation is that she wasn't "outed" at all. The prosecutor in this case will not indict anyone for revealing her name -- because nobody committed a crime in revealing her name. She wasn't an "undercover" intelligence agent in any sense of the word. She was brought back from Europe to work at CIA headquarters in Langley after it was feared that her cover had been blown in the Aldrich Ames case.

When Novak published her name in that article, he was apparently "revealing" something that just about everyone inside the Beltway already knew.

15 posted on 04/06/2005 7:27:48 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Alberta's Child

When you read the Senate (spelled it right this time) Intelligence Report, the only impression you can get from it is that this Plame chick needed to be gone, no ifs ands or buts.

You rarely see (read) this kind-of-read-between-the-lines criticism of a select individual singled out so blatantly.

Have a read if you don't believe me.


16 posted on 04/06/2005 7:36:24 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: wagglebee

Why anybody gives a turd about this plame birdbrain is beyond me, she was no secret, she was out in the open and she was obviously an idiot, look at the lame-brain she married. The Government needs to drop all charges against Mr. Novak, he was doing us a favor, another so-called secret agent gone a plame, too stupid to keep a secret. We don't need secret agents like la plame or the dirty ugly husband.


17 posted on 04/06/2005 7:59:13 PM PDT by Ethyl (T)
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To: JustDoItAlways

Well, color me Senate Intelligence Report deprived.

Do you have a link?


18 posted on 04/06/2005 8:00:17 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: maine-iac7
Oh come on...who cares about Sandy Bergler handlers...can't we turn this into another "Terri" thread? </sarc>

I think that we need to start loudly bringing these issues up again and again...even things like Kerry's promise to sign the SF180....what's happened with that? Unless we bring them up, they fall away. We have to show that even has-beens like Kerry are accountable...after all, he's still a senator.

19 posted on 04/06/2005 8:01:11 PM PDT by Gondring (Pretend you don't know me...I'm in the WPPFF.)
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To: wagglebee

It was Mrs. Peacock in the Conservatory with a lead pipe.


20 posted on 04/06/2005 8:01:51 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Gondring

I think that we need to start loudly bringing these issues up again and again...even things like Kerry's promise to sign the SF180....what's happened with that? Unless we bring them up, they fall away. We have to show that even has-beens like Kerry are accountable...after all, he's still a senator.


To the People of Massachuchetuerstes: WHY do you elect a brain-dead-alchoholic over and over again....You don't have a clue how stupid you appear to the rest of the United States. You are laughed at, and detested how stupid you are. We hate your drunk senator. Maybe you should move to canada, they like your kind there. Another blue state deleted.


22 posted on 04/06/2005 8:22:19 PM PDT by Ethyl (T)
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To: yooper
No liberal, by definition, could ever be an intelligence agent.

Good point ;o)

23 posted on 04/06/2005 8:22:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: hellbilly
If not a "Terri" thread, how about a "Pope" thread as a substitute. I know the 80% of Americans who ARE NOT Catholic really want more.

I think the news media have realized that they can run interference for the left if they just get a Catholic story like Schiavo/Pope going.

24 posted on 04/07/2005 12:00:15 AM PDT by Gondring (Pretend you don't know me...I'm in the WPPFF.)
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To: potato

pinging you to post #16


25 posted on 04/07/2005 12:04:26 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: wagglebee

Everybody give a big wave to the DU clowns viewing this thread.

NO, IT WASN'T A CRIME FOR NOVAK TO NAME VALERIE PLAME! SHE WASN'T A "COVERT AGENT" ACCORDING TO THE LAW PROTECTING COVERT AGENTS FROM BEING OUTED!!!


26 posted on 06/28/2005 9:51:14 AM PDT by OrionCA
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