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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: mass55th
Couldn't be Libby:

In my sworn testimony, I said what I have contended in my columns and on television: Joe Wilson's wife's role in instituting her husband's mission was revealed to me in the middle of a long interview with an official who I have previously said was not a political gunslinger. After the federal investigation was announced, he told me through a third party that the disclosure was inadvertent on his part.

401 posted on 07/11/2006 4:40:23 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: blogblogginaway

I searched Google. It was faster than searching this thread.

Here is the story:
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TCV News
Columnist Bob Novak Says Joe Wilson Leaked Valerie Plame's CIA Identity
July 11, 2006 06:18 PM EST


by Jim Kouri - Columnist Robert Novak revealed that he discovered Valerie Plame's identity from her husband's -- Joe Wilson's -- entry in "Who's Who in American," in which he mentions her position with the CIA.

Novak said, "I learned Valerie Plame's name from Joe Wilson's entry in 'Who's Who in America,'" according to the Drudge Report.

"Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue...," said Novak

"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."

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/16032.html


403 posted on 07/11/2006 4:43:28 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Diplomat

Good point, my language was a little loose. That's no lady; that's Bill Clinton's wife.


404 posted on 07/11/2006 4:43:56 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: cookcounty

I'll never forget how contemptibly he conducted himself in that press conference. He disgraced his profession.


405 posted on 07/11/2006 4:44:09 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: mass55th
Fitz knew Novak's story and yet kept "fishing" for more information. Seems he derived a nice income from the Taxpayer's trough!

He should be fired and charged with falsifying excuses to keep the "investigation" going! And return all the taxpayer's money to the Treasury.

406 posted on 07/11/2006 4:44:35 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Mr. Brightside

I see you forgot your Prozac today, cheer up it'll all be better tomorrow!
I bet your friend eeyore could help;
Try spending a few minutes here http://www.eeyorespatch.co.uk/
There now, ta ta.


407 posted on 07/11/2006 4:45:53 PM PDT by Right_Rev (Eyes wide open - no surprises!)
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To: roses of sharon

David Shuster needs to go off to a deserted island, with Jason Leopold, with SPF 2 sunscreen.


408 posted on 07/11/2006 4:47:16 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: Lizarde
He does work for Fox, But Fox is a minor employer. Fox pays very little...

The big bucks come from getting your column carried in newspapers. Being on Fox is a way to get publicity for your books and columns. It does not pay much.

On CNN Novak was on Crossfire. That is a show hosts job. That does pay pretty well. But just being a guest on a show pays peanuts.

409 posted on 07/11/2006 4:48:22 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: bnelson44
"Couldn't be Libby"

I never said it was Libby. I had quoted Steve_Seattle's question: "#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."

Then I responded by asking if Libby gave Miller and the other dope, Matthew Cooper a waiver to release his name, wouldn't he have also given a waiver to Novak too if he had talked to him? It's obvious he hadn't talked to Novak or that info would have come out at the same time the story broke that Libby had talked to Miller and Cooper.

410 posted on 07/11/2006 4:48:22 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: STARWISE

There must be a line in Vegas by now. I think the source was Wilson himself. Novak, right after this story in '03 said there wasn't a story. He wouldn't have said that if it was leaked from "on high."


411 posted on 07/11/2006 4:49:32 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Hamilcar_Barca)
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To: FredZarguna
Doesn't matter on the question of guilt. The name was revealed inadvertently, so there was no crime.

You are correct. Earlier, I had thought the primary source was a Senator, which would fit with "government employee".

412 posted on 07/11/2006 4:49:33 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: mware
I got the impression that Novak would be spillin' the beans tomorrow night.

That is the impression you are supposed to get.

Use your head. If Novak was going to reveal his source tomorrow night...

FOX would be screaming... "TUNE IN TOMORROW EVENING TO HEAR NOVAK REVEAL HIS PRIMARY SOURCE FOR THE PLAME STORY!"

That is not what they are saying. WHY NOT???

413 posted on 07/11/2006 4:51:31 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: mass55th

OK, sorry, your analysis seems sound.


414 posted on 07/11/2006 4:51:33 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: FredZarguna
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.

4) The source was not Rove.

415 posted on 07/11/2006 4:55:01 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Mr. Brightside
All you had to do was click the link provided at the beginning of the thread.
416 posted on 07/11/2006 4:55:16 PM PDT by blogblogginaway (..)
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To: Howlin
Maybe Hannity will tell us who gave him that 'leaked' memo that came out of old Rockefeller's office. That memo sure did lay out the road map that leads us to where we are today.

There is one point that I do believe that Joe Wilson did tell the truth about, his trip to Niger was NOT his woman Val gal's initial idea. Somebody a lot higher up the food chain set in motion the plot to save Saddam, the rest appears like a 'Watergate learned' attempt to indict a sitting President.
417 posted on 07/11/2006 4:57:21 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: mass55th

Yeah, but what I want to know, even Novak won't be able to tell us - when, exactly, will the aspens start turning together, in clusters?


418 posted on 07/11/2006 4:58:17 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: STARWISE
Your right, I remember thinking that he is speaking like this because he KNOWS that Rove, Novak, Bush, Cheney, Libby, ect, are all honorable and would NOT speak about any testimony, because Fitz himself asked them ALL not to speak.

So Fitz goes out and smears them knowing they will not answer back.
419 posted on 07/11/2006 4:58:43 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: mass55th

FYI..WaPo's WSalter Pincus now on Hardball, semi-slamming Novak for going early to the grand jury while Judy Miller was in jail, and Matt Cooper faced jail..

David Schuster is backfilling madly..


420 posted on 07/11/2006 4:59:45 PM PDT by ken5050 (GWB, Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, freed hundreds of millions.# of Nobel PeacePrizes: ZERO)
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To: mass55th

FYI..WaPo's WSalter Pincus now on Hardball, semi-slamming Novak for going early to the grand jury while Judy Miller was in jail, and Matt Cooper faced jail..

David Schuster is backfilling madly..


421 posted on 07/11/2006 4:59:47 PM PDT by ken5050 (GWB, Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, freed hundreds of millions.# of Nobel PeacePrizes: ZERO)
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To: ken5050

Walter Pincus is an ass. Miller wanted to be the martyr. Libby had released her and Cooper to provide his name a whole year earlier. She just wanted meat for her book.


422 posted on 07/11/2006 5:02:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: blogblogginaway

Neither link states that Wilson outed his wife.


423 posted on 07/11/2006 5:02:35 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: MizSterious
If I understood Brit Hume correctly, I think Novak DID reveal his primary source.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1663955/posts

When Fitzgerald arrived, he had a third waiver in hand -- from Bill Harlow, the CIA public information officer who was my CIA source for the column confirming Mrs. Wilson's identity. I answered questions using the names of Rove, Harlow and my primary source.

424 posted on 07/11/2006 5:04:02 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Steve_Seattle

You have a point.


425 posted on 07/11/2006 5:04:28 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--)
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To: ken5050

btt


426 posted on 07/11/2006 5:04:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
"by Jim Kouri - Columnist Robert Novak revealed that he discovered Valerie Plame's identity from her husband's -- Joe Wilson's -- entry in "'ho's Who in American,' in which he mentions her position with the CIA."

If this references the "Joe Wilson's Entry in Who's Who..." which is Post #41 - there is no mention of the wife's occupation., just her name and date of birth.

 

427 posted on 07/11/2006 5:08:17 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Peach
While I was in an office today I was reading a magazine that said that 1.5 million people watch Brit Hume every night. I was stunned it was so low, but it was clearly higher than any other news channel.

As recently as the late 1980s nearly 90 million people were watching the major network's evening newscasts. Just 5 or 6 years ago 30 million people watched the three major networks evening newscasts. Now the ratings show about 24 million people watch those newscasts. The number of people watching is getting smaller each year. Also the average age of the viewers to those newscasts are getting older. Older people are a creatures of habit. They have been watching the evening news for a long time.

You may recall that CBS got rid of Walter Cronkite when he was still fairly young. They replaced him with Rather and kept him until they had to fire him. They were afraid of losing the old people if they fired a 74 year old Rather.

Now that they have fired Rather thay have decided to go with a younger woman. But she can't be too young or they will lose all the old people. So they hired an over the hill news babe. She will not attract young people and old people will not like her either. NBC hired Brian Williams.. Anyone but me notice he is just like Brokaw but with out the speech impediment?

The case for full time news channels is it allows viewers to watch newscasts when they want to watch them.

NBC has 9 million viewers for their evening news, and another 4 million for the Today show.

But over a 24 hour news cycle FOX will reach 15 or 16 million people. The most watching at anyone time is 2.3 million but they are on 24 hours a day doing news.

Comparing the MSM newscasts with one news cast on FOX is not the real comparison of influence and people reached. The 60 million people that stopped watching the MSM evening newscasts went somewhere.

We can conclude that they just stopped careing about news, or that they are watching the news when they want to watch it.

428 posted on 07/11/2006 5:09:03 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: STARWISE
Does the anonymous person who greeted Novak in the street and initiated a conversation regarding Plame and then went back and reported what Novak said to Wilson play any role here?

I sure wonder. That scene, from Wilson's book, reads like one straight out of the Communists operatives play-book of the 30s.

429 posted on 07/11/2006 5:09:12 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Raycpa
The assertion that the leak was "inadvertent" seems to match the sequence; i.e, an administration person comments that Cheney did NOT send Wilson and in fact the trip was arranged by Wilson's wife.

Novak, knowing that the arrangements were made by the CIA, concludes that Wilson's wife must work for the CIA and noses around to find out her name.
430 posted on 07/11/2006 5:09:13 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: mystery-ak
IIRC Freepers thought that was where Novack got the info...I remember reading the Who's Who bio here on FR...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall Novak having a copy of the Who's Who book or page with him the time he walked off the CNN set. Am I correct?

431 posted on 07/11/2006 5:12:31 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: K-oneTexas

The "Wilson Outed His Wife" story is hyperbole.

Someone mentioned that "Wilson's wife" was the one who got him the Nigerian job. Novak verified it then went to Who's Who and got her actual name.

Novak has been saying that for two years.

Nothing new there.


432 posted on 07/11/2006 5:12:54 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: woofie

Oh No--he is yet another Clintanoid I have lost track of. I like to keep them in my rear view mirror at all times.


433 posted on 07/11/2006 5:12:54 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Purrcival
"The DUmmies have caught wind of this now"

Yeah, the whole World's lying to them now. It's all a big cabal. They're the only guardian of truth.

Ohboy!

434 posted on 07/11/2006 5:14:32 PM PDT by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" Anonymous)
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To: Raycpa

This all reaffirms only one thing....that this whole story was and is a NON STORY.


435 posted on 07/11/2006 5:14:48 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: PJ-Comix
I-Know-What-the-DUmmie-FUnnies-Will-Be-Covering-Next PING!

Man... wouldn't you just hate to be Leopold and/or Pitt, right about now...? :)

436 posted on 07/11/2006 5:15:37 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: LS

Thank you! GOOD LUCK!! Did I hear you on Michael Medved?


437 posted on 07/11/2006 5:19:23 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Well, if you feel there is nothing new here...then you don't have to stay on this thread.


438 posted on 07/11/2006 5:19:24 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--)
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To: pollyannaish

That makes sense. Somebody says "Wilson's wife recommended him for the job, she works for the CIA." Novak looks up Wilson in Who's Who and learns her name. He calls Harlow for confirmation and is given the info because Plame is a desk jocky.

Seems pretty much like Investigative Journalism 101.

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Which is pretty much what Novak has been saying from the beginning.


439 posted on 07/11/2006 5:23:17 PM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Common Tator

That's a good point about the 24 hour news cycle and how many people FNC reaches; I'll sleep better tonight remembering that! LOL


440 posted on 07/11/2006 5:23:34 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our friends in India.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Do we have any reason to believe that Libby is - or is not - that source?

From the Libby Motion to Compel dated March 17, 2006 page 27:

This week, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post and The New York Times, as well as other media outlets, reported that Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State, told Bob Woodward of the Washington Post that Ms. Wilson worked for the CIA. There has been media speculation that Mr. Woodward’s source and Mr.Novak’s source are the same person. If the facts ultimately show that Mr. Armitage or someone else from the State Department was also Mr. Novak’s primary source, then the State Department (and certainly not Mr. Libby) bears responsibility for the “leak” that led to the public disclosure of Ms. Wilson’s CIA identity.

441 posted on 07/11/2006 5:24:08 PM PDT by Freedom is eternally right
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To: Christian4Bush

Hi, Christian! I'm going to save myself for tomorrow. LOL


442 posted on 07/11/2006 5:24:16 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our friends in India.)
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To: Timeout

They never do give up, Timeout. I was just scrolling the other cable channels and was pretty disgusted with the coverage. It won't change in my lifetime, but we on FR can e-mail friends to make sure they know the truth about various things.


443 posted on 07/11/2006 5:25:21 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our friends in India.)
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To: maica

Yep.

Much ado about nothing.


444 posted on 07/11/2006 5:25:43 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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We still don't know who revealed Valeria Plame's status as a janitor at the CIA.


445 posted on 07/11/2006 5:30:25 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: FloridianBushFan

But no one know who the primary source is.

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Fitzgerald knows the name of the primary source.


446 posted on 07/11/2006 5:32:20 PM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: pollyannaish

Didn't the Political hacks , hack wife's book deal fall through? Seems even the Publisher found out there was no there, there.


447 posted on 07/11/2006 5:34:39 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: FredZarguna

Perfect summary!


448 posted on 07/11/2006 5:36:12 PM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cookcounty
So Joe Wilson is NOT a "political gunslinger?"

If he was, he'd be Quick Draw McGraw.


449 posted on 07/11/2006 5:36:48 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (New popular baby names for daughters of liberals: Fallujah, Haditha, Murtha)
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To: Common Tator
He is either saving the scoop for Fox.. or he is not going to reveal the name.

Or, he is not going to reveal the name until all the spinning by the MSM and the Dems is smoked out into the open.

450 posted on 07/11/2006 5:38:46 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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