Skip to comments.Matthew Cooper will testify in CIA leak case
Posted on 07/06/2005 11:24:57 AM PDT by kcvl
Per Fox News...
Hmmm, leaving Judy out to dry or will this get her off the hook?
So much for high-minded journalistic integrity. Now it's time to save his own butt!
Beware all you future "confidential unnamed sources"!!!!
Judy won't drop the dime on George Tenet.
I'd love to see him get caught perjuring himself after the Grand Jury compares Novak's and Cooper's testimony.
No way will this get her off the hook. The prosecutor wants to know what other information was passed to these reporters. Possibly Cooper didn't have any incriminating evidence that could lead to other investigations, but Miller wasn't working on the Plame story. She was a Middle Eastern reporter.
Images of Bubba and being his prom date scared him straight!!! Judy, you're on your own!
you think the leaker is Tenet? I wonder if they will play games and say they each had different sources for the same info - and Cooper will simply walk in there and claim he got his information from Rove (even if its a lie), and he has nothing to do with where Novak got his from?
Getting info from Rove is not an issue (since reporters do this everyday from government sources), only getting the specific info who Wilson's wife was AND that she was a covert agent (if she even was one to begin with). And if Rove truly did release reporters from any confidentiality, I find it hard to believe he did anything illegal.
The lefty blather about "bush lied" about WMDs hid who had the most inclination for revenge: George "Slam Dunk" Tenet. His apologia after the Wilson article included jabs at Wilson, jabs borne out to be well-founded in the Senate Intel report.
There are multiple "leakers", see my betting thread. As for Miller I think she is important 1. First to tell Libby about Plame, or 2. told other reporters about Plame, or gave "Wilson's wife" a name, or 3. was working on a Plame puff piece with Wilson/Plame showing the couple didn't think her name was such a secret, or 4. She was spreading rumors on behest of Tenet or his associates.
I like no. 4 because it's more fun.
I agree, but the media simply needs any piece of testimony from anyone that says "its Rove" - and that's what they will run with. the facts do not matter. the media simply wants someone to say it was Rove, even if it means they are lying or at best becomes a "he said/she said".
Only the ones who illegally disclose classified information need worry.
Fox just said that Judith Miller refuses to testify and it could be as early as today, when she will find out if she goes to jail or not.
You are correct. No matter what happens now, the left will be calling for Rove's resignation and Bush's impeachment. But they were calling for this before anyway.
Could it be that these reporters and their employers are dead set against revealing their sources because the leaker is a liberal who created this whole tempest-in-a-teapot for political reasons?
This should say "again".
For those not following, he already did testify to this grand jury...then they wanted more. I predicted he would testify and I predicted Miller would stand tough which she just did declare.
****Fox reporting that Cooper said until shortly before the hearing he was not going to cave and then he claims that in somewhat dramatic fashion he was contacted by his source and the source relieved him from confidentiality.
They just said on Fox that Matthew Cooper received a communique from his "source" today, right before he was going to tell the judge that he WOULDN'T testify, releasing him from his promise not to reveal the name...
IOW, the source said "go ahead and reveal my name, keep yourself out of jail"...
Mr. Mandy Grunwald will lie to the grand jury, I have no doubt.
""Fox reporting that Cooper said until shortly before the hearing he was not going to cave and then he claims that in somewhat dramatic fashion he was contacted by his source and the source relieved him from confidentiality.""
Oh brother indeed. He wrote sources, plural. And that subpena was broad about his info on Plame, Wilson, and WMDs.
Maybe it was like the movie Mission Impossible and Bush lowered Rove from a rope above the ceiling and Rove hacked into the CIA computer and stole the names of Covert Agents.
How principled of him.
She's good as gone. No way the court can take it this far and then let up.
DC jail doesn't sound like all that much fun.
I heard the source waived this just this morning. Would that not indicate it was someone other than Rove, since he waived it earlier?
More details emerge on the Plame investigation, as Karl Rove's testimony is revealed for the first time.
By Murray S. Waas
Web Exclusive: 3.8.04
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President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, told the FBI in an interview last October that he circulated and discussed damaging information regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame with others in the White House, outside political consultants, and journalists, according to a government official and an attorney familiar with the ongoing special counsel's investigation of the matter.
But Rove also adamantly insisted to the FBI that he was not the administration official who leaked the information that Plame was a covert CIA operative to conservative columnist Robert Novak last July. Rather, Rove insisted, he had only circulated information about Plame after it had appeared in Novak's column. He also told the FBI, the same sources said, that circulating the information was a legitimate means to counter what he claimed was politically motivated criticism of the Bush administration by Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.
Rove and other White House officials described to the FBI what sources characterized as an aggressive campaign to discredit Wilson through the leaking and disseminating of derogatory information regarding him and his wife to the press, utilizing proxies such as conservative interest groups and the Republican National Committee to achieve those ends, and distributing talking points to allies of the administration on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. Rove is said to have named at least six other administration officials who were involved in the effort to discredit Wilson.
(excerpted - - click on link above)
Tenent....you think?...democrat.....unceremoniously let go from his job.....makes a lot of sense.
well this will surely make things interesting.
Is there an FBI file to be contended for? Does hillary have any play here?
Did you know that Coopers wife is Mandy Grumwald? There is a very strong connection.
Shermy is the one who thinks its Tenet.
BTW, if Cooper is now claiming that his "source" has released him and he can NAME his source -- well, I guess Lawrence O'Donnell was wrong about Rove, huh?
Well yes, but I eliminated Rove long ago based on the fact that he wouldn't possess the knowledge in the first place to be able to leak it.
Plus the fact that an ethical WH means you can take their word over those of the shady types.
I think we have the makings of a movie here. We can call it "Team America II: The Wrath of Rove". Most likely everyone who went to see F 9/11 will want to see this. We can donate all profits to the RNC.
First thing that popped in my head, too.
Alter on MSNBC stirring the "Rove admits he talked with reporters" pot. Good grief
Jonathan Alter on MSNBC, still beating the "Rove is Cooper's source" drum.
maybe ODonnell was the one who just called Cooper - it was a noisy cell phone connection, and ODonnell was disguising his voice as Rove and told him "tell them it was me, Karl Rove".
He's crazy enough, that's for sure!
I agree he probably gave her name as the person who referred Wilson to the post but I doubt he knew or disclosed she was a CIA Op because not being in a need to know position he would have had to been illegally told.
And Miller's subpoena was for information she got from a "specified government official" about Plame, Wilson or "concerning Iraqi efforts to gain uranium".
Understood. I just want to know when to start getting ready to watch good old Larry's final breakdown. I think it's getting very close.
well, if Rove was indeed talking to Mandy Grunwald's husband, even if it was innocent, and he doesn't understand how this can be spun and twisted by the media into tagging him as "the source" - the guy is supposed to be a political genius, he can't figure out what this would lead to?
I knew that before I'd ever heard of Joe Wilson. I'd say I'm very well versed on all the players and the details of the story.
Right ... she'll do the time, take her notes everyday, and then the book and movie deal .. all to most likely protect her source, Sore Throat, and the cabal. And, I would not be surprised if it IS Wilson. But were that to be exposed .. all the debate about the cabal between the libs and the media would be found to be true, and she WILL NOT let that happen. So, she'll look like Joan of Arc, but is really protecting the cabal... who will greatly reward her. She'll probably be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Ha, we both noticed Alter making trouble.
OK, I'll play...how would Rove have any idea why Joseph C. Wilson, IV was sent on that trip to Niger?
He simply wouldn't.
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