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]
An earlier Novak column about Levine: 2002 Novak Column "The Ralph Reed affair"