Skip to comments.Who Said What When (Robt. Novak)
Posted on 10/07/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT by STARWISE
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However, between this matter and his constant harping against Bush's war on terrorism I hold Novak in rather low regard at the moment.
Again, glad you posted his piece here at FR nonetheless.
Isikoff, who views himself as nonideological and nonpartisan, led reporters in tracking Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky affair (recorded in his Uncovering Clinton).
Isikoff nonideological and nonpartisan. Bwahahahah. And Issie is not nicknamed "Spike" for nothing. I guess Novak does not want to burn all bridges.
"The book also identifies the "senior administration official" quoted in a Washington Post story as the source of the six-journalists story, and as saying that the White House was out for "purely and simply revenge" against Wilson. He turns out to be Adam Levine, an obscure, middle-level communications aide who soon left the White House."
Sr. Admin Official or Obscure, middle-level aide? I wonder which sounds better when referring to an "anonymous source" when pushing a phoney story.
Robt. Novak? LOL! Were you trying to save 1 keystroke?
But the information is mainly Wilson boilerplate. I am disappointed that so accomplished a reporter as Isikoff did not probe more deeply into exactly what Mrs. Wilson did at the Agency. He must have questioned the story that "Brewster-Jennings & Associates," a nonexistent, totally fictitious company publicly listed by Valerie as her employer, was a cover for many CIA operatives.
He must have known that former New York Times reporter Clifford May had also learned that Mrs. Wilson worked for the CIA before my column appeared. None of this was explored by the authors.
Adam Levine from Maroon5?
"Adam Levine from Maroon5?"
I knew that name sounded familiar. All the pieces are coming together now.
Read the whole article, if you can. While it's mainly an "I was scorned" whine, it is very interesting to see the machinations from his viewpoint.
Communications Aide (2001-2003)
LEVINE WAS ONE OF FEW PRESS AIDES TO SPEAK TO REPORTERS DURING AFRICA TRIP: Levine was one of the few press officials at the White House to answer reporters calls [during the Africa trip]. [CNN, 2/10/04]
LEVINE AMONG THE FIRST WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY BEFORE GRAND JURY: Levine testified on February 6, 2004. Levines testimony was described as brief and non-combative, and followed several interviews with FBI agents. The source said there were many questions about which reporters [Levine] and other senior officials talked to, suggesting investigators are trying to get as much information as possible from press officials, knowing the reporters are unlikely to talk. [Newsday 2/24/04; CNN, 2/10/04]
LEVINE SAID TO TESTIFY ABOUT WHITE HOUSE PROCEDURES: Dan French, former U.S. attorney for New Yorks Northern District, and Don Kinsella, the districts longtime criminal bureau chief, are representing a former White House press aide, Adam Levine The President of the United States has asked his staff to cooperate, and even though Levines no longer on the staff hes adhering to the Presidents request, French said. He has been called to testify before the federal grand jury concerning his knowledge of White House procedures, in particular phone calls with reporters. He was called to testify and we represented him in those proceedings. [The Times Union (Albany, NY) 2/12/04]
LEVINE LEFT ADMINISTRATION IN DECEMBER 03, BUT RELATIONSHIP CONTINUED: New York Times: Levine left the Bush administration in December after working as the principal liaison between the White House and television networks. Later, the Washington Post describes Levine as a former White House aide who portrayed Russert in mock sessions with administration officials, referring to White House prep for President Bush in advance of his Meet the Press appearance in early February 04. [NYT, 2/10/04; Washington Post, 2/5/04]
LAST-MINUTE TESTIMONY FROM LEVINE: The Washington Post reported that prosecutors conducted last-minute interviews with Adam Levine, a member of the White House communications team at the time of the leak, about his conversations with Rove. [Washington Post, 10/27/05]
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Personally, if I were Robert Novak, I would leave well enough alone and shut up.
On the right side, "Listen Live" -- HERE
I may be going out on a limb here, but I suspect DC has had more than one intimate IM conversation with a teenage boy.
Thanks for the ping. I always enjoy Novak's columns and looking for the hidden previously-undisclosed gems he seems to have in each one.
This is probably Novak's best oped he has written in this decade.
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