Skip to comments.Time's Matthew Cooper Expected to Testify
Posted on 07/13/2005 8:27:24 AM PDT by YaYa123
Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper, a key figure in the Karl Rove controversy, showed up at U.S. District Court on Wednesday. The grand jury investigating the leak was meeting, and it was expected Cooper would testify. He did not comment while entering the courthouse.
Meanwhile, President Bush and first lady Laura Bush are standing by Rove, whose role in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity has prompted Democrats to call for dismissal of the president's top political adviser.
Cooper wrote an article in 2003 in which he identified the officer as Valerie Plame. It was disclosed this week that the story ran after a July 11, 2003, conversation with Rove during which the political adviser discussed Plame but not by name.
Cooper had refused to reveal his source for the story but agreed to do so after a confidentiality agreement was waived. That came just before Cooper could have been sent to jail for not cooperating with the investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked her name and whether that constituted a crime
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Is this Matt Cooper the same person someone on another thread referred to as "Time's Cooper"? If so, he is married to Mandy Gruenwald, one of Hillary's most loyal and most vicious minions!
That is he. Married to an agent of Satan.
Oh, so now this is a "Karl Rove" controversy???
"It would be irresponsible for me to speculate on any of it," she said, "so I think I'll leave the speculation to you all and I'll leave the investigation" to the prosecutor. "
Maybe she learned a good lesson after the media so twisted her response to a question about a female appointee to the Supreme Court.
The press is going to stay on this until Rove pays somehow regardless of whether there's really anything there or not.
Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
"It would be irresponsible for me to speculate on any of it," she (Mrs. Bush) said, "so I think I'll leave the speculation to you all and I'll leave the investigation" to the prosecutor.
Speculation is right!
It would be revealing indeed to see a Nexis/Lexis comparison of the number of MSM articles written with these fields:
Berger + classified
Rove + Plame
The media is all over the Rove story and what I want to know is how did Michael Isakoff get Cooper's email? After all of the hot air devoted to protecting sources, where is the analysis of Time turning docs over to the court and them leaking an email to Newsweek. Meanwhile Cooper was shown emotional about being released by his source. As you guys say, Barf alert. I did not know about Mandy Grunwald. So, maybe this whole story is still just democratic politicos out to embarass Bush.
This is incorrect. Rove waived that agreement 18 months ago.
I think you need to read this article for a summary of what is fact and fiction is this "nothing story" that the MSM isists is another Watergate.
I've always liked Laura...
BTW, here's a link to an earlier article that helps to understand what's fact and what is fiction. Noticeably, the CIA says they wouldn't offer a referral unlesss Mrs. Wilson was a covert agent at the time of the crimes by Rove and others in the BushMafia.
"Meanwhile, President Bush and first lady Laura Bush are standing by Rove, whose role in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity has prompted Democrats to call for dismissal of the president's top political adviser."
Keep peddling the lie that Valerie was "undercover CIA". She was not. She worked at Langley and her name was listed online on her husband's web site bio. How "undercover" is that? I guess the lamestream media believes if they keep pushing the lie, the sheeple will believe it.
Rove will be exonerated.
However, misuse of public funds and libel charges should immediately be field against Wilson and Plame.
No, MurryMom is a 100% hate Bush leftist.
May a pox be on her!!!!!!! People like that make my perfect blooe pressure go out of site.
If you are going to lecture me about 50 U.S.C. 421(b) it would be decent of you to quote the entire statute (see above). The statute's only reference to 5 years relates to the number of years that Rove may be imprisoned for his felonious release of classified CIA information.
Rove did not out a covert agent. She had not been covert for nine years as she was outed by Aldrich Ames prior to 1994 and then again by the Cubans. She was assigned a desk job as an analyst at that time.
The identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame was compromised twice before her name appeared in a news column that triggered a federal illegal-disclosure investigation, U.S. officials say.She would have had to have been covert in the last five years for Rove to have broken the law, IF he mentioned her name, which he did not.
Mrs. Plame's identity as an undercover CIA officer was first disclosed to Russia in the mid-1990s by a Moscow spy, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. In a second compromise, officials said a more recent inadvertent disclosure resulted in references to Mrs. Plame in confidential documents sent by the CIA to the U.S. Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy in Havana.
The documents were supposed to be sealed from the Cuban government, but intelligence officials said the Cubans read the classified material and learned the secrets contained in them, the officials said.
Cooper called Rove about a story on welfare reform and then mentioned that Dick Cheney had sent Wilson to Niger. Rove told Cooper he needed to back down as that information was false and that it was Wilson's wife who recommended Wilson for the trip. He never mentioned her name. Therefore, it is an outright lie that Rove was "peddling" the information as some have suggested.
Now...go crawl back under your rock.
I didn't know this.
But you don't understand; it's okay for THEM to do it -- after all -- they're only protecting the press' right to freedom of speech, doncha know?
I wish I could believe this is one of those diabolical Rove plans everybody is always talking about -- a plan to completely and finally destroy the last shred of credibility the MSM has.
For Plame's outing to have been illegal, the one-time deputy AG explained, "her status as undercover must be classified." Also, Plame "must have been assigned to duty outside the United States currently or in the past five years."
Since in neither case does Plame meet those criteria, Toensing argued: "There is a serious legal question as to whether she qualifies as 'covert.'"
The law also requires that the celebrated non-spy's outing take place by someone who knew the government had taken "affirmative measures to conceal [the agent's] relationship" to the U.S.
Toensing said that's unlikely.
Bite me MM.
"No, this not just another story. The criminality involved here is far more treasonous and vindictive than Watergate ever was. Rove and the other involved in the latest BushCo episode don't have a "third rate burglary" defense to rescue them. Have you noticed that Scott McClellan's defense is only to wait until the prosecutor acts? Scott doesn't even try to explain his and Dubya's prior inconsistent statements to the press."
ARe you being sarcastic? You're joking, right? Did you read the Wall Street Journal Online Editorial I posted?
"I hope that there is a sarcasm note missing to your post, or I am just reading it wrong, if not you are crazier than a bed bug. There has been no crime committed stated by the former federal prosecutor that wrote the laws concerning the outing of agents. It had been 9 years since the agent was out in the field, 4 more than is necessary to not be identified."
I don't think she's being sarcastic in her response to me. Bottom line is, Rove was trying to help this reporter out by pointing out that Wilson was lying. This explains why he have permission to release his name two years ago.
The real story is why Miller refuses to give her sources.
The left is so desperate right now to make this a story. I was laughing at the fools last night. Now they are pounding the drum against McClellan, saying he lied and are twisting themselves into contortions implying that this is somehow tied to the Iraq war. Bill Press kept spouting off that Wilson's credibility on the yellow cake was solid, even though it has since been proven that Bush was right, Saddam did seek yellow cake. He was so rabid I thought his head was going to explode, LOL!
With regard to Wilson's boondoggle trip to Niger, any information that he brought back was the property of the CIA. If the CIA classified any or all of the information (which I suspect would be normal procedure), Wilson unlawfully disclosed classified information when he wrote the op ed for the NYT and should be charged accordingly.
Mandy Gruenwald also roomed with Moynihan's daughter at Harvard.
The one who said that the Moynihan's did not "dislike" Hillary. LOL!
Thank you. Someone did email the entire editorial, so I was able to read it all.
wow. Was this photo of them taken at a Rio De Janiero annual celebration? wow..
Let me give you a little help with your link.
I wish McClellan would follow the Clinton Press Secretary mold. Remember? When the Clinton White House got tough questions, when the going got rough, they would assign a special office to handle the troubles. That way when White House reporters finally grew some balls, and wanted to pepper Mike McCurry with an onslaught of challenging questions, he would just refer them to someone else. McClellan isn't slick, but he ain't no coward.
"Those were the days my friend, you thought they'd never end...."
Thank you for again pointing out another unlawful infraction by Wilson and Plame.
Wilson's Niger trip was such a boondoggle, he did not even write an official after-action report. He didn't write anything at all. If I remember correctly, Wilson had someone from the CIA to go to his home, and Wilson dictated his comments.
Go here for Joe Wilson's own account of all this.
Good Grief! They are almost incestuous!
Cooper's marriage to Gruenwald adds a whole new dimension to this story. I wonder what kind of relationship Judith Miller has with Hillary -- Queen of the stolen FBI files? Who are they protecting???
And the operaterive word here SEEK not BUY!!!!!!!!
And now Cooper is saying he is going to write an article in Time about his conversations with Rove. Rove may have waived his super secret background so the man wouldn't have to go to jail. However, if he now writes about it before the grand jury is over he is a slimy scumbag.
I have no idea who Mandy Gruenwald is. But isn't Hillary the one who demnded a special counsel to investgate the Plame outing? If Mandy is married to Cooper, and Mandy is a Hillary supporter, maybe Mandy should be looked into.
Iv'e heard that to. But it makes me wonder, why is there an investigation in the first place if there was no crime committed???????
Who do you think that Judith Miller is protecting in jail?
Certainly not Rove, we both know that if it was Rove she would have long ago given up the name, probably in early November right before the election to create the most possible slime.
Rove told a reporter (Cooper) to watch out for this Wilson character-- he's a loose cannon. And he was correct. He did not leak a name.
It's only a controversy because a Clintoon operative dirty trick backfired.
Nah, no bias here!!!
The investigation was ordered by Clinton hold-over George Tenet. The Dems in Congress requested the special prosecutor.
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