Skip to comments.The Rove Factor?
Posted on 07/02/2005 1:05:55 PM PDT by Pikamax
The Rove Factor? Time magazine talked to Bush's guru for Plame story.
By Michael Isikoff Newsweek July 11 issue - Its legal appeals exhausted, Time magazine agreed last week to turn over reporter Matthew Cooper's e-mails and computer notes to a special prosecutor investigating the leak of an undercover CIA agent's identity. The case has been the subject of press controversy for two years. Saying "we are not above the law," Time Inc. Editor in Chief Norman Pearlstine decided to comply with a grand-jury subpoena to turn over documents related to the leak. But Cooper (and a New York Times reporter, Judith Miller) is still refusing to testify and faces jail this week.
At issue is the story of a CIA-sponsored trip taken by former ambassador (and White House critic) Joseph Wilson to investigate reports that Iraq was seeking to buy uranium from the African country of Niger. "Some government officials have noted to Time in interviews... that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, is a CIA official who monitors the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," said Cooper's July 2003 Time online article.
Now the story may be about to take another turn. The e-mails surrendered by Time Inc., which are largely between Cooper and his editors, show that one of Cooper's sources was White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, according to two lawyers who asked not to be identified because they are representing witnesses sympathetic to the White House. Cooper and a Time spokeswoman declined to comment. But in an interview with NEWSWEEK, Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove had been interviewed by Cooper for the article. It is unclear, however, what passed between Cooper and Rove.
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hmmmmm -- well it looks like Rove is involved somehow. There will be many twists to this story.
What garbage. It has already been well established on other threads that Rove did nothing wrong. Charaacter assasination, pure and simple. I hope the White House doesn't knuckle under and fights this tooth and nail. And what about those two lawyers leaking information about their clients? They should be investigated and disbarred.
Well, this is the most detail so far, but there's nothing there that says "Rove was the source of the leak".
Not that it can be called a leak, really, but you know.
Jeez, the liberal media will clutch at ANYTHING that they can try to pin on Karl Rove.
You can bet every dollar you have that if Karl Rove was the source, Cooper, Miller, and every liberal media entity would be screaming it from the rooftops.
The REAL leaker is a Dem, you can guarantee it. Patrick Leaky?
My understanding is that Plame was once a covert agent but since her marriage became an above the board agent with a staff job. It's not criminal to speak of a "known" CIA employee.
This appears to absolve Rove of any wrong doing.
I would be checking their notes for being word-processed instead of typewritten, for I would not consider them to be above forgery.
so much for Lawrence O'Donnell "ITS ROVE!!!" scoop.
I'm not sure why this is such a big deal. Rove has waived any confidentiality and said that reporters can reveal anything that was said between himself and them. It's not exactly an 'aha' moment when the reporters turn over their notes, at least as regards Rove, since he's said they could for a while now.
This is the so-called "IT'S ROVE" scoop by Newsweek O'Donnell was talking about?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This article practically absolves him.
Someone should post this at the DUmp.
Well, we do have to consider the source.
Next he'll be saying Rove flushed the notes down a toilet.
Michael Isikoff...the same fellow that wrote the "abuse of Koran" stories for Newsweak, resulting in, what was it, 18 deaths? And then had to retract the story....
There are two very liberal writers willing to go to jail to protect someone - and I doubt they're doing it to protect Karl Rove!
Relax. Rove always admitted to providing information to reporters AFTER the Novak story. There is nothing knew here, except "reporters" like Iskoff (who is guilty of publishing false stories before to attempt to make a name for himself) trying to make something out of nothing. I like the way Iskoff quotes unnamed lawyers who are sympathtic to the White House, however, they have no probably spreading rumors. This will be another Rove conspiracy story that backfires on the libs.
Yes, it does. The media will, however, attempt to make something of it, just like they've done with everything else.
Didn't Newsweek commit to no longer using unnamed sources?
I thought the same thing when I saw it was a Newsweek link. They'll try like hell to pin it on Rove, but it'll end up a lefty for sure. I have no doubt. The left is being wayyyy too quick to jump.
Sorry. I thought my ital tag was off.
Very bad mistake...you are hereby sentenced to 24 hours at DU...let that be a lesson to you...
I thought I once read that Rove had been cleared of any wrong doing in this case. Anyone remember this? Or am I thinking of some other thing they were trying to pin on Rove?
The DUmpers can't read nor understand it if you read it to them.
I sense the same thing. They should pick their fights more carefully. Remember the boy who cried wolf so many times no one believed him when he finally had something to really scream about?
"The Rove Factor?"
Shouldn't it be "The O'Rove Factor"?
Complete with "Talking Points" amd "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day" segments?
Name and town, name and town, name and town...!
Ok not cleared, but not a target. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/10/16/rove_testifies_before_panel_in_cia_leak_investigation/
Didn't we already know that Rove had been interviewed?
Man, that is really harsh :(
Why do you say that it looks like Rove is involved when the facts indicate that he's not involved? Why did you post that loony stuff about Rove from PEJ News? Are you a professional or amatuer spin meister from the Clinton gang?
I just grossed myself out
Obviously, nothing of importance, given that:
1. Rove has signed a waiver clearing reporters to testify regarding any discussions they might have had with him.
2. Time and the New York Times wouldn't have wasted a split-second incriminating Rove, were he the source.
All in all, this was a particularly pathetic attempt at insinuating Rove was responsible. When the Time notes become public, Isikoff and Newsweek know damn good and well Rove's involvement will be nil.
Rove is not stupid. He did not do anything wrong.
Meanwhile, I wonder how the idiots at DU are reacting. They are probably salivating over the prospect that Evil Genius Rove is going to be slammed! When it doesn't happen, they will interpret that as evidence of the Vast Right Wing conspiracy at work!
Geez, that makes two of us. How about if I promise not to do it again and wear a monitoring ankle bracelet?
Fear not. They're just picking at straws. Call it wishful thinking on their part. Rove is NOT stupid, and 2 liberal reporters would NOT go to jail to cover for Karl Rove!!!
Fair enough...your out of dutch
"..it's 24 hours at DU or the dreaded panties on the head a la Abu Graibh...and I warn you, the panties belonged to Janet Reno..."
Boxers or briefs?
we're being quoted on DU...apparently we're in denial...
From the Boston globe article:
Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said prosecutors have assured Rove he is not a target of the criminal investigation.
The big question is....do we really want to know? Either way, it's a stomach turner...
O'Donnell off his meds again.
They're now in a panic because the story is already dying.
There's nothing to it but one liberal reporters opinion, like the Downing street memos.
They just keep trying and trying. It must be a bitch to be them.
I think what is remarkable to me is the pure unbridled hate that you see on their threads...really vicious stuff...
Only goes to prove that they are beginning to get the sense that they are destined for the political wilderness for a while...So they desperately hope for some sort of "crime" that will bring down the Bush admin...they're becoming laughable...
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