Skip to comments.Lawyer Tells 'Wash Post' Rove Did Nothing Wrong
Posted on 07/02/2005 7:43:38 PM PDT by summer
NEW YORK An attorney for Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, confirmed to the Washington Post on Saturday that his client did speak with Time magazine's Matthew Cooper in July 2003. But the lawyer said Rove never identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative to Cooper in those conversations.
The attorney, Robert Luskin said that Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the Plame case, assured him in October and again last week that Rove is not a target of his investigation.
"Karl did nothing wrong. Karl didn't disclose Valerie Plame's identity to Mr. Cooper or anybody else," Luskin told the Post. Luskin said the question remains unanswered: "Who outed this woman? ... It wasn't Karl."
..."Cooper has said that more than one confidential source is identified in his e-mails and the notes of interviews he conducted in July 2003," the Post reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at editorandpublisher.com ...
Cooper and Miller will be targets if they testify because they tried to frame Karl Rove and the SP knows it ...
That is why they can't testify before the Grand Jury
Perjury Trap ...
I sure hope my lawyer would say I "didn't do it" too.
Re your post #2 - I now agree. See my post above.
All the Bush-haters will be suicidal when they see their last chance at a scandal go down the drain.
Lawrence O'Donnell was the person who kept shouting "liar" over and over again when he was in a joint interview with John O'Neill, to prevent O'Neill from speaking. I forget which show it was, but Pat Buchanan was filling in as the moderator and he couldn't get O'Donnell to stop shouting.
I honestly feel a bit peeced that Lawrence O'Donnell and Matt Cooper did not imply in any way whatsoever that Matt Cooper already had permission from Rove to talk about whatever. O'Donnell, and Cooper, and Time made it sound like a huge secret, when in fact. Rove had already given a waiver as did the other person, Libby whatever. It's just a lot of smoke and mirrors there in the MSM.
I honestly feel a bit peeved that Lawrence O'Donnell and Matt Cooper did not imply in any way whatsoever that Matt Cooper already had permission from Rove to talk about whatever. O'Donnell, and Cooper, and Time made it sound like a huge secret, when in fact. Rove had already given a waiver as did the other person, Libby whatever. It's just a lot of smoke and mirrors there in the MSM.
Big deal. It appears Evil Karl, the demented genius of the Bush machine, is the leaker who outed Valerie Plame to Matt Cooper of Time Magazine, according to Greg Mitchell of Editor & Publisher. Karl, of course, wanted to burn Joe Wilson who came back from Niger saying Saddam wasnt there picking up discounts of yellowcake uranium. So Karl outed Joes wife for payback. It is illegal under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act to reveal the identity of a CIA agent and a conviction can bring a maximum sentence of 10 years in the clink. Do you think Karl Rove will see the inside of a jail cell? Do you think he will actually be prosecuted? Judith Miller (the Mistress of Propaganda) may waste away in the jail because her employer refuses to spill the beans about her source to a grand jury, but chances are slim to none Evil Karl will ever have to watch the soap or wear an orange jumper. People like Karl Rove dont go to jail, not unless they are caught red-handed killing six year olds and cannibalizing the remains. Rove may be forced to resign from the Bush administration and even if he is prosecuted the next president will pardon him just like Dubyas daddy pardoned all those Iran-Contra criminals. Meanwhile, if youre a black male in the Queens neighborhoods of Cambria Heights and Laurelton, you get racially profiled, dragneted, arrested, and interrogated because a cop was shot (or stabbed) in the leg while attempting to arrest somebody for smoking marijuana. I say it is high time we start profiling Bushcons, although long trials and convictions for crimes against humanity (a fantasy, I realize) and then inevitable pardons are too good for this lot. I believe a special (and remote) penal colony is in order, although I can imagine, left to their own devices, these guys would resort to something along the lines of William Goldings Lord of the Flies in short order.
O'Donnell is one sick guy. He'd better stop talking about things he knows nothing about.
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My spin? I basically said what you did (the lawyer had a duty to say that) so why is it spin if I say it?
Larry knows he will never be called on this.. just using the same old Clinton tactics of the 90's... McLaughlin needs to quit inviting him on the show,
OK, it was me. You journalists are off the hook.
That about sums it up for O'Donnell and the Dems. Dreaming of a scandal is all they have left. That's why the liberal press screamed for a special prosecutor, even though
1. They knew no crime was committed.
2. They lost important legal protections in a Supreme Court case.
3. One of their reporters may go to prison.
None of that matters because they hate Bush so much and they are so very, very desperate for a scandal that they have lost their minds.
That's why O'Donnell said what he did. They are at the point of throwing anything against the wall and hoping it will stick. These people will do anything - lie, forge documents, even send themselves to prison if it means getting sweet revenge on Bush.
You have to understand that for liberals, their politics is their religion, and they are in a holy war against conservative Christians (like the Muslims). Religious fervor is more about emotion than logic.
The more successful Republicans become, the more preposterous and desperate their reaction will be.
MSNBC should order O'Donnell to resign, immediately. He is not only spreading lyings, but is now out right committing comments which are libel.
Re your post #18 - I honestly thought your post was intended to be sarcastic, but since you were not intending that, my apologies to you.
Sound like a site where DUers get their fantasies.
I can't remember when I've seen SO MUCH misinformation and out and out lies in ONE paragraph.
Is that web site suppose to be a real representative of editors and publishers across this country?
At the end of the tag, add a "height=375 width=500"
Wilson is in love with himself and his image, isnt he?
Re your post #16 - You are very welcome. And, I understand what you were trying to say on the other thread about this whole matter, with this being old news re Karl Rove talking to someone. These reporters like Lawrence O'Donnell seem to me the type who WANT to scream "FIRE" in a theater, whether there's a fire or not.
Apology accepted. My post was not intended to be sarcastic just to the point...that being...who wouldn't want and expect their lawyer to say his client didn't do it?
The great thing is that the more outrageous their lies and exagerrations become, the less the public will believe their accusations against Bush.
In the same vein, I wonder if the Klein book on Hillary was a plant to defuse future accusations against Hillary.
Thanks... I was to eager to expose myself as the exposer.
The thing is, though, that they have raised the bar so high now with their outrageous accusations that they are REALLY going to have to "go some," as my daddy use to say, to up the ante, if you will.
Can murder accusations be far away?
No problem. That pic has been posted several times before.
Old O'Donnell bought the farm
MR. O'DONNELL: Look, it's not our job to lie about war to make troops feel good. And I don't care what they feel.
MR. BLANKLEY: I don't --
MR. MCLAUGHLIN: Let me finish.
MR. O'DONNELL: I don't care what they feel about the truth of this war. If John Kerry thinks this war is a mistake and if the United States of America elects him president, the troops are going to have to live with that. And they know better than anyone else whether it was a mistake or not.
MR. BUCHANAN: The commander-in-chief should not undermine the troops --
MR. O'DONNELL: He's not undermining anything.
MR. MCLAUGHLIN: Do you want to make a point here?
MR. BUCHANAN: He'd demoralize them.
MR. MCLAUGHLIN: All right, the human --
MR. O'DONNELL: I don't care if they're demoralized. They have to go to war and be prepared --
MR. BUCHANAN: The commander-in-chief does care.
MR. O'DONNELL: -- to live with the debate that goes on in the United States about whether it's right or wrong.
MR. BUCHANAN: But if you're going to be commander-in-chief, you cannot be demoralizing the troops in wartime, even if you think the war is a mistake.
http://michellemalkin.com/archives/000699.htm ( Lawrence O'Donnell screamed at John O'Neill scenario)Think he is related to Rosie? ;)
He was a 3rd rate diplomat that got nowhere on his talents and skills... had to ride his wife (no pun intended) to some level of notoriety.
Gonna have to get the white jackets out when these liberals learn that it wasn't Rove
On the other hand .. their melt down is kind of funny to watch
They won't believe it.
We already know they are willing to lie and forge documents. Beyond that, who knows? They've tried to pull down Delay, and know they are hoping to nail Rove.
I wouldn't put it past them to come up with another Anita Hill sex scandal/accusation against someone high up. Just find some woman to say "Karl Rove fondled me at a party". No witness needed, just her word against his. Then drag it on for months and months hoping that some of it will stick.
Just to be clear, I was not praising them (yo, your off the hook!), I was trying to take the fall for them!
And they will get even angier
And they will continue to lose elections
These people are so wrapped up with hate ... they will never get it
re your post #48 - Oh, I know. :)
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