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BOB NOVAK, My Leak Case Testimony - Cites Who's Who as source
The Drudge Report ^ | july, 11,2006 | drudge

Posted on 07/11/2006 2:06:27 PM PDT by blogblogginaway

Edited on 07/11/2006 2:56:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

BOB NOVAK, My Leak Case Testimony: 'I learned Valerie Plame's name from Joe Wilson's entry in 'Who's Who in America'... MORE Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue... MORE... My primary source has not come forward to identify himself... Bill Harlow, the CIA public information officer who was my CIA source for the column confirming Mrs. Wilson's identity. I learned Valerie Plame's name from Joe Wilson's entry in 'Who's Who in America'... I answered questions using the names of Rove, Harlow and my primary source... I considered his wife's role in initiating Wilson's mission, later confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee, to be a previously undisclosed part of an important news story. I reported it on that basis.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bobnovak; cialeak; demorattraitors; fitzmas; foxnews; hype; joewilson; joewilsonlyingsob; liarwilsonoutsplame; lumpofcoal; plame; valerieplame
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To: Txsleuth
"If this is true..it is BAD NEWS for the conspiracy theorists..like Chrissy Matthews...because Armitage is NOT a Bush fan..and was NOT happy with the Iraq War plan... "

You speak as if facts matter to the conspiracy theorists. :-)
351 posted on 07/11/2006 4:13:58 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Jack Black

It was Colin Powell's underling at state, whatshisname.


352 posted on 07/11/2006 4:14:14 PM PDT by Defiant (MSM are holding us hostage. Vote Dems into power, or they will let the terrorists win.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

353 posted on 07/11/2006 4:14:55 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Libertarian Jim

She wasn't covert as soon as she became married to the idiot Wilson.


354 posted on 07/11/2006 4:15:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Peach

I agree PEACH, we need a live thread for Brit's show...and we MAY need one for the Chrissy show afterward to see if he cries or blows his brains out...LOL


355 posted on 07/11/2006 4:15:50 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--)
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To: calcowgirl

Thanx for posting the link. I'm back to thinking it was Powell.


356 posted on 07/11/2006 4:16:48 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: FredZarguna
Absolutely, and Chrissy's WP guest just said as much, stating that "with 20/20 hindsight" it does not look bad at all?????????????????????????????

If he would have read FR from the very, very, beginning he would have known the entire story.

Seriously, everything written here in the beginning turned out to be accurate.

Bastards.
357 posted on 07/11/2006 4:16:52 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Txsleuth

ROFL. Then I'd better go enjoy tonight with Mr. P since I'll be busy tomorrow night. Gloating :-)


358 posted on 07/11/2006 4:17:09 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our friends in India.)
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To: Lizarde
Look we got 3 sources and a book ok - primary source unknown

If you check the link you will see a post claiming that JOE WILSON is the primary source:

FOX NEWS: Brit Hume said Novak learned of Plame's CIA status from JOE WILSON and then confirmed it in Who's Who!

But that post is locked. And this one is over 350 replies long. So without reading every reply, who really knows?

If true, "the enemy's" web site will have something shortly on the story.

359 posted on 07/11/2006 4:17:57 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: YaYa123
I've never seen a mention, much less a discussion to Valerie Plame's Post Partum Depression being a hindrance, or danger, to the CIA.

I was thinking today, while scrubbing pots...

If I had been working for the CIA and suffered from post-partum depression, would the CIA use me as a covert operative?
I hope not.
360 posted on 07/11/2006 4:18:05 PM PDT by syriacus (Clinton's legacy in a book on US Presidents -- blank pages serving as a fat bookmark between Bushes.)
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To: dead
Who hired Livingstone?

Lady on his left.

361 posted on 07/11/2006 4:18:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: Peach
The most likely explanation is that Novak asked some one who appointed Wilson. The source said Wilson's wife. Novak went to Who's Who and found out Wilson's wife was named Vallery Plame. Novak then called two other sources to confirm that fact. Those two sources were Rove and Bill Harlow.

The question is what did the sources confirm... That Plame was Wilson's wife or that Wilson's wife got Wilson the job or both. Novaks source can not be Libby. If it were novak would still be under a gag order.

The question is, will Novak actually reveal his primary source on tomorrow nights newscast?

He is either saving the scoop for Fox.. or he is not going to reveal the name. He has said several times he would not reveal a name of someone who had not given him permission to do so. He also says he does not have permission to reveal the primary sources name. That leads me to believe that he will not reveal the name tomorrow.

One supporting fact. Where would you reveal the name if you were going to reveal it in your own column .. which is your mains source of income or on Fox which is not? Who would you want to please with increased readership or viewers? I would think the papers that carry his column would be very ticked if he revealed this on Fox. Perhaps enough to cancel his column.

But we will soon know.

362 posted on 07/11/2006 4:19:21 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: BartMan1

ping


363 posted on 07/11/2006 4:20:10 PM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: Common Tator

Britt Hume just said during the closing of Special report, that Novak will be his guest tomorrow on Special Report. Maybe he struck that deal afterall, and we'll find out who the source was, tomorrow.

But don't hold your breath....


364 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:42 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: FloridianBushFan

I think you are right...unless, the person, Armitage, according to Chrissy Matthews comes forward on his own.


On Chrissy's show, they said that Novak only talked about the CIA guy, and Rove because they both said that it was okay to reveal their names...but, supposedly (this is MSNBC after all)...the primary source has not...and Novak has said he won't reveal without his/her revealing it..or giving him permission.

At least that is the way I understood it on Hairball tonight.


366 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:58 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--)
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To: Common Tator

What is this "newspaper"?


367 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:59 PM PDT by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: Bean Counter

I got the impression that Novak would be spillin' the beans tomorrow night.


368 posted on 07/11/2006 4:22:41 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: SkyPilot

nice card table...Is it plastic?


369 posted on 07/11/2006 4:23:11 PM PDT by woofie ("Romper, bomper, stomper, boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me do.Magic mirror, tell me today.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I know it's difficult when news is breaking but it was mentioned in one of Drudge's updates. This came out a little at a time.


370 posted on 07/11/2006 4:23:14 PM PDT by blogblogginaway (..)
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To: blogblogginaway

Brit said that the column isn't suppose to come out until tomorrow but was leakin' all over the place.


371 posted on 07/11/2006 4:24:21 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
"So what the hell has Fitzgerald been doing for the last few years??"

Obviously he's been doing the work that illegals won't do.

372 posted on 07/11/2006 4:24:21 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Txsleuth

Apparently, Novak was the only person in DC that didn't know that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


373 posted on 07/11/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT by bray (Jeb '08, just to watch their Heads Explode!)
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To: Peach
Here's the (predictable) WaPo article:
In a column to be published on Wednesday, Novak said he told Fitzgerald in early 2004 that White House senior adviser Karl Rove and then-CIA spokesman Bill Harlow had confirmed for him, at his request, information about CIA operative Valerie Plame. Novak said he also told Fitzgerald about another senior administration official who originally provided him with the information about Plame, and whose identity he says he cannot reveal even now.
Note Rove is mentioned first. And the primary source is mentioned passively and so inadvertantly that the casual reader would come away with the impression that Rove was the leaker. They never give up, do they?
374 posted on 07/11/2006 4:24:55 PM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats!)
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To: Shqipo

That is right...I forgot about that...

But, remember, Kerry was "chosen" by the Dem biggies to be their candidate..because he was the "most electable", and we KNOW that Moveon.org was a hugh player in that election..

SO...I betcha work still may have come down from Soros to Kerry, to Wilson...

NO, scratch that...Kerry is too stupid to do that...it went directly from Soros to Wilson...lol


375 posted on 07/11/2006 4:25:36 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--)
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To: Steve_Seattle
... this isn't as big a story as people are making it,

Quite untrue. It's a bigger story than just Novak's source, or the lack of one. What Novak has revealed is: 1) The source is not political 2) the source revealed the information inadvertently, and 3) the source and circumstances were known to the prosecutor.

This is actually fairly large, because people have wondered all along why Novak didn't have to go to prison to protect his sources. Now we know: Fitz could not prove any crime on the basis of the original story, and he knew it. He therefore used Novak's information as a back story for a fishing expedition, which he pursued through Miller and others.

In the end, he could prove nothing, so he took contradictory statements made by a person who is a conduit of an enormous amount of information (Libby) and manufactured a "crime."

Fitz is a POS, and now the whole world has the evidence of it.

376 posted on 07/11/2006 4:26:40 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("If freedom wasn't free it would be called 'expensivedom.'" -- Mama Cindy)
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To: Howlin
Dang, dang, dang! I ran out to the grocery store and MISSED this!!

It just doesn't get any better, does it?

377 posted on 07/11/2006 4:26:57 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Txsleuth

You mean Richard "Iran is a Democracy" Armitage?

You're right, he was not a friend of the Adminstration even though he was the 2nd in command at State.


378 posted on 07/11/2006 4:27:11 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: jeltz25; Enchante
Don't forget Wilson's "friend" just happened to bump into Novak on the street BEFORE his article was published. Who Wilson's "friend" is, is the source, imho...

I'd like to know who enchante's best bet is on...

379 posted on 07/11/2006 4:27:11 PM PDT by mosquitobite (The penalty for refusing to participate in politics is you end up being governed by your inferiors)
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To: Lizarde

Novak works for FNC now.


380 posted on 07/11/2006 4:27:54 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: roses of sharon

Time wounds all heals.


381 posted on 07/11/2006 4:28:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("If freedom wasn't free it would be called 'expensivedom.'" -- Mama Cindy)
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To: STARWISE


Brit Hume Just Announced Novak's Sources on Plame
Fox News

Posted on 07/11/2006 3:24:30 PM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid

Brit Hume said Novak learned of Plame's CIA status from JOE WILSON and then confirmed it in Who's Who! He also got confirmation from a CIA source whose name I did not recognize.



382 posted on 07/11/2006 4:29:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Peach
ROFL. Then I'd better go enjoy tonight with Mr. P since I'll be busy tomorrow night. Gloating :-)

Guess I was prophetic this morning, Peach? I said I hope your wrists are feeling ok for the next big live thread...didn't know it would be tomorrow!

383 posted on 07/11/2006 4:29:07 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (To exercise your first amendment rights, go to college. To defend them, join the military.)
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To: roses of sharon

Time wounds all heels.


384 posted on 07/11/2006 4:29:56 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("If freedom wasn't free it would be called 'expensivedom.'" -- Mama Cindy)
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To: Purrcival

Funny but they are calling Novak a traitor for this but at the same time are yelling to impeach Bush for fighting terrorism.


385 posted on 07/11/2006 4:31:27 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: Jack Black
4) but was government employee

Senior administration official, meaning someone in the Exec branch.

386 posted on 07/11/2006 4:31:43 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: PJ-Comix

See post #246!


387 posted on 07/11/2006 4:31:47 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Miss Marple

That's what you get for trying to be "normal!"


388 posted on 07/11/2006 4:32:36 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Why would he have taken so long to report this?


389 posted on 07/11/2006 4:33:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: misterrob

BOY OH BOY! Leave the house for some hours and you miss all the FIREWORKS....URGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THIS IS HUGH and I am SERIES!!


390 posted on 07/11/2006 4:33:49 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: GoLightly
4) but was government employee

Senior administration official, meaning someone in the Exec branch.

Doesn't matter on the question of guilt. The name was revealed inadvertently, so there was no crime.

391 posted on 07/11/2006 4:34:23 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("If freedom wasn't free it would be called 'expensivedom.'" -- Mama Cindy)
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To: blogblogginaway

So the "Joe Outed His Wife" story is somewhere in this 400 post thread?

If so, it would be like a year 2004 election recount thread mentioning somewhere in post #386 that Kerry conceded.

Bottom line is that we will find that story easier on Yahoo than on this post.


392 posted on 07/11/2006 4:35:24 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: mewzilla
And where do the victims of over-zealous prosecutors go to get their reputations back?

Exactly. It was nothing but pure unbridled hatred for Bush and anyone around him.

393 posted on 07/11/2006 4:35:42 PM PDT by processing please hold
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To: Steve_Seattle
"#1. Do we have any reason to believe that Libby is - or is not - that source? Hume MUST ask Novak if Libby was his original source. "

Didn't Libby provided a signed waiver for Judith Miller and the other male reporter to release his name. It has been reported that he did so at least a year before they finally came forward. Would he provide a waiver to two other reporters and not Novak?

394 posted on 07/11/2006 4:36:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: woofie
nice card table...Is it plastic?

Yes - it was. I loved the folded over nametags printed from Microsoft Word on an Epson printer too. This is what happens when Democrats and Liberals pretend they are grown ups and play house.


395 posted on 07/11/2006 4:36:31 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

But there's only one lady in the picture.


396 posted on 07/11/2006 4:36:46 PM PDT by Diplomat
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To: Peach
But by now, I'd have expected more people to give up on the network news.

Don't forget, Peach, almost half voted for sKerry.

397 posted on 07/11/2006 4:37:30 PM PDT by processing please hold
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To: Peach
For sure!


399 posted on 07/11/2006 4:39:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: blogblogginaway

I thought we all knew about the Who's Who entry.


400 posted on 07/11/2006 4:39:25 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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