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Senator demands Rove answer questions about leak
KRT ^ | 07/04/05 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF

Posted on 07/04/2005 5:22:29 AM PDT by Pikamax

Senator demands Rove answer questions about leak

BY MICHAEL MCAULIFF

New York Daily News

WASHINGTON - (KRT) - It's time for President Bush's political mastermind to step up and say whether he leaked the name of a CIA agent whose cover was blown in the press, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday.

Schumer's demand came Sunday after reports surfaced Saturday that White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove spoke to a Time magazine reporter about agent Valerie Plame.

Rove's lawyer Robert Luskin told Newsweek that Rove never revealed classified information or told reporter Matthew Cooper that Plame, the wife of an ambassador who was critical of the administration, worked for the CIA.

Knowingly revealing the identity of an undercover agent is a federal crime, and an independent investigator is conducting a criminal probe.

Schumer said a statement of Rove's innocence from Luskin isn't good enough.

"We've heard it from his lawyer, but it would be nice to hear it directly from Mr. Rove that he didn't leak the identity of Valerie Plame, and that he didn't direct anyone else to do such a dastardly thing," said Schumer.

Plame was outed after her husband, Joseph Wilson, discredited Bush administration claims that then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was trying to buy the raw materials to refine uranium from Niger. Her CIA status was made public by columnist Robert Novak.

Citing the ongoing probe, the White House said Sunday that it would not comment beyond Luskin's remarks.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cialeak; karlrove

1 posted on 07/04/2005 5:22:30 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Rove is not under any obligation to answer Chuckie boy....


2 posted on 07/04/2005 5:23:16 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: MikeinIraq

Democratic Memorandum:

"When backed in a corner ALWAYS blame Carl Rove"


3 posted on 07/04/2005 5:24:32 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: MikeinIraq

Seems like the strategy is to get Rove to speak on this topic. Don't know why he would do that, but both O'Donnell and Senator Chuck taunted Rove to admit his innocence. Go figure.


4 posted on 07/04/2005 5:25:19 AM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: MikeinIraq; Pikamax
HEY CHUCKY, YOU LIKE BEATING DEAD HORSES, DON'T YOU?


5 posted on 07/04/2005 5:27:51 AM PDT by demkicker (A skunk sat on a stump; the stump thunk the skunk stunk; the skunk thunk the stump stunk.)
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To: Pikamax
"FJB!"
-- Hellery
6 posted on 07/04/2005 5:29:19 AM PDT by quark
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To: Pikamax

This is typical Democrat strategy. Repeat a lie so often that in the public's mind, it becomes the truth. Then when the real truth surfaces, people are either tired of the subject or think that's the lie.

A perfect example of this are the AWOL charges concerning Bush's Guard record. Another is the charge the Gitmo guards flushed the Koran down the toilet.


7 posted on 07/04/2005 5:30:10 AM PDT by randita
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To: poobear

every day....


8 posted on 07/04/2005 5:30:13 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Pikamax

Oh, boy, let's have congressional hearings. Let's tar and feather Rove and ride him out of DC on a rail! Then impeach the President! The dems can't think their way out of a paper bag. They're still using that worn old playbook that's brought them and the country nothing but grief, but it's all they have. Yawn.


9 posted on 07/04/2005 5:31:02 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Pikamax

& I demand that Schumer resign from the Senate Judiciary Committee...


10 posted on 07/04/2005 5:31:14 AM PDT by pookie18 (Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Patriot from Philly

well they expect their followers to NOT believe Rove either way....

The Dems are GREAT at playing to their audience. Which is why you can't trust them at all.


11 posted on 07/04/2005 5:32:53 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Pikamax
Still waiting for Chuckie to demand John Kerry sign that Form 180 without strings attached
12 posted on 07/04/2005 5:37:10 AM PDT by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: demkicker

LOL


13 posted on 07/04/2005 5:37:14 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Pikamax

Memo to Schumer: Karl waived confidentiality for the reporters he spoke with. Do you honestly believe he'd do that if he had something to hide?

Answer: Schumer isn't too bright, so yes, he might just believe it.


14 posted on 07/04/2005 5:37:53 AM PDT by Peach
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To: MikeinIraq

First there was a drumbeat from the legacy media for the Justice Dept to investigate the leak. So Bush and Ashcroft said OK we will appoint a special prosecutor. The prosecutor now is threatening some protected reporters of the legacy media with jail time - so it is all Bush's fault.

The logic of the Dem is revolting.


15 posted on 07/04/2005 5:40:49 AM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: MikeinIraq
Note to Chuckie Scummer: Dear Mr Scummer, Carl Rove will not be Bush's Supreme Court nominee. Repeat will not be. So Mr. Scummer better get your Roving eyes and mouth on the issue that is really going to stick it to the Democrats in the Senate, the Supreme Court.
16 posted on 07/04/2005 5:42:10 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Pikamax

I demand that Chuckie announce on national TV that he is not having an affair with an underage male goat.


17 posted on 07/04/2005 5:45:30 AM PDT by CPOSharky (You are born cold, wet, and hungry. Things get worse, then you die.)
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To: maica
unfortunately the logic of the Dems is non existent :)

otherwise it would be easier to counter them without laughing :)
18 posted on 07/04/2005 5:46:16 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: hflynn

LOL

didn't you know? He is the SENIOR Senator from NY. He is MORE powerful than the President


LOL


19 posted on 07/04/2005 5:46:52 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Pikamax

Chuck, my boy, How slow you learn! This is the Bush administration not the Clinton. Karl Rove can drive you nuts because he does not leak!


20 posted on 07/04/2005 5:47:57 AM PDT by Phrostie
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To: maica
And I guess since the accuser is a Dem nutjob, he doesn't need anything that resembles proof. He just has to make the accusation.
21 posted on 07/04/2005 5:48:08 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: hershey
The dems can't think their way out of a paper bag. They're still using that worn old playbook that's brought them and the country nothing but grief, but it's all they have.

It's as if they'll never change in the face of their insolence, but they expect others too come around.

It's the only thing I can figure in this current political atmosphere. They are so arrogant, it's not even an issue.

22 posted on 07/04/2005 5:52:22 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: Pikamax
I was half listening to the TV this morning, but I thought I heard that Newsweek released phone records indicating Rove spoke to one or both reporters, and that Rove's lawyer released a statement regarding the phone calls.

Did I hear right?

23 posted on 07/04/2005 5:58:36 AM PDT by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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To: MikeinIraq
didn't you know? He is the SENIOR Senator from NY. He is MORE powerful than the President

The SENIOR Senator is LESS powerful than the JUNIOR Senator from New York and he knows it. LOL.

24 posted on 07/04/2005 6:00:31 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Pikamax
Chuck, turn around and ask the senior Senator from Ma. why he waited 10 hours before reporting that he drove his car off a bridge with a woman trapped inside.
Then ask him why he had the wherewithall to consult with his attorneys but never bothered to call for help to save her life.
If this doesn't seem important to you, if you aren't troubled by it, then you have no business posing any other question to anyone.
Capice?
25 posted on 07/04/2005 6:01:44 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: Pikamax

Who does Upchuck Schuuummmeeeeer think he is - making demands as though he is Jesse Jettison or Al Charelton?


26 posted on 07/04/2005 6:02:52 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: hflynn

hehe I know....

But Chuckie doesn't. But I think he is in for a big surprise as the Hillary machine cranks up and destroys everyone in her path on the Democratic side.


27 posted on 07/04/2005 6:03:46 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: airborne
I believe Rove's lawyer has already said he spoke to thew reporters. Rove as also released them from any pledge of confidentiality regarding what he said to them. This was done some time ago.
28 posted on 07/04/2005 6:04:28 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: randita

So what would it hurt Rove to say it. Then he goes about his business looking like the reasonable one, while the Rats continue to have their kitten.


29 posted on 07/04/2005 6:04:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Pikamax

Anybody see "American Dad" last night? The dad wanted to become deacon of his church (he was having a competition w/his neighbor to get the position), and in comes Karl Rove to help him achieve his goal. Dressed like some kind of satanist or grim reaper. It was hysterical! Poking fun at the MSM for portraying Rove as some kind of evil genius.


30 posted on 07/04/2005 6:05:28 AM PDT by Siouxz ( Freepers are the best!!!)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
This is just Schumer playing to his base then.

And the MSM will only cover the story with a left leaning slant.

One reason why the Dems repeatedly get away with lying - the press willingly covers for them.

31 posted on 07/04/2005 6:07:56 AM PDT by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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To: Pikamax

The advantage democrat politicians have over us is that their supporters are so stupid they'll believe anything.


33 posted on 07/04/2005 6:10:43 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: sirchtruth
The dems are playing checkers while Rove is playing chess. I expect this will be another round of the dems getting all worked up just before the cigar explodes in their mouth.

Remember the stolen 2000 election? Then there was the pesky recounts that all went to GWB.

Remember Enron? The dems were already to nail GEB until the investigation team found that Enron was all wrapped up with the Clinton administration too.

Remember when nothing was getting accomplished in Afghanistan? The dems were at a frenzy then Ashcroft calmly read a 26 page list of accomplishments. The dems got smacked.

Remember the infamous 16 words? The dems thought they had him there. The dems got zippo there too.

Remember the Rather memo? Then the FR and others picked through the fake memos and Rather eventually lost his job. another bang in their faces

Remember attacks on Delay. Then we find that the dems got free trips from the same guy.

Remember the DSM? The dems even had phony hearings. Chairman Conyers had another 15 minutes in the sun. Then we find out that the memos were untraceable copies. The originals were destroyed or was it the copies of the originals.....

The left can't avoid stepping in the cow pie.
34 posted on 07/04/2005 6:13:44 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Pikamax
I have news for Senator Schumer:Shut Up 2

And you wonder why Democrats are so annoying nowadays. Not Amused

35 posted on 07/04/2005 6:18:02 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Pikamax

"Demand"?????? Maybe if you "asked" you might get an answer, altho Rove doesn't answer to you Chucky baby.....


36 posted on 07/04/2005 6:20:53 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to Libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?")
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To: CPOSharky

I'd like former president clinton to personally answer the questions concerning his alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick. Maybe a joint Rove/clinton press conference? I'd tune in.


37 posted on 07/04/2005 6:25:30 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Dutch Boy; Freee-dame

Nice list!!


38 posted on 07/04/2005 6:27:14 AM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: Pikamax
"We've heard it from his lawyer, but it would be nice to hear it directly from Mr. Rove that he didn't leak the identity of Valerie Plame, and that he didn't direct anyone else to do such a dastardly thing," said Schumer.

Dasterdly???

What a fayg.

39 posted on 07/04/2005 6:28:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: hershey

I am supporting Karl Rove for President!!!!


40 posted on 07/04/2005 6:32:31 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: randita
What you are describing is a form of neurolinguistic programming. There are indication that certain Democrats (Clinton, Carville, etc.) have been using this technique with the help of the MSM for years.

They get the same message out enough (talking points) and it echoes in the media to the point that people who are not aware and focused begin to accept the statements (usually a lie with a grain of truth embedded somewhere) as true. When challenged they cite the small truth that is internalized in the lie and justify their hyperbole as valid based on that kernel.

Watch how they play this and you will see it unfold in the next week.
41 posted on 07/04/2005 6:42:08 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Pikamax

Chuckie
I will be right there wait for me.
Karl


42 posted on 07/04/2005 6:49:03 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: pookie18; All
The Chuckie Doll just needs a little attention. Poor guy. His counterpart, Hitlery, gets all the attention while chuckie has to carry her bags.

I'm just drooling for him to go up against Rove. Karl Rove is the smartest politico we have ever had and will make mincemeat out of loser Chuckie.
43 posted on 07/04/2005 6:53:09 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: randita
This is typical Democrat strategy. Repeat a lie so often that in the public's mind, it becomes the truth.

You got that right. The DUmmies are flat out admitting this tactic as you can read HERE. This is what the DUmmie is saying to his Amen chorus of fellow Leftists:

How about everyone starts stating that Rove did give out the secret information.Not as a if but as fact.If democrats just start saying "rove gave out secret information how can anyone in the administration be trusted with anything.Make them prove they had nothing to do with it instead of us trying to prove he did.

44 posted on 07/04/2005 6:59:02 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

And we all know, for this tried and true strategy to work, the democrats must have the MSM's help.

Repeating the democrat lies, ad nausum, is the job of the MSM, and they do it with relish. How many times did we see and hear replays of Hillary telling Matt Lauer she blamed the Monica mess on the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

Even when the epic lies are blatant, repeated so often without being challenged, the lies take on a life of their own.

* George Bush was responsible for that Texas black man being dragged to his death behind a pick-up truck.


* George Bush lied about Iraq's WMDs.

* Governor Bush made air pollution worse in Texas.
("Toxic releases measured by the EPA fell by 14 percent in Texas from 1995 to 1997, compared to an average of 1.5 percent for all states, and during that period Texas reduced the amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment by 42 million pounds - more than any other state")

The examples are legion, and our side has been horrible fighting the lies. But I think we've learned the importance of refuting democrat lies, immediately and relentlessly.


45 posted on 07/04/2005 7:27:59 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@The biggest lie? Republicans starve babies, kill old folks, poison the air and water.com)
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To: YaYa123

When is Schumer going to admit that he has had a sex-change operation?


46 posted on 07/04/2005 7:39:30 AM PDT by gaspar
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