Skip to comments.Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry' (British civil servant leaked Oval Office talks)
Posted on 04/30/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT by Nextrush
A civil servant who leaked a secret memo about George W. Bush wanted it to be seen by US presidential candidate John Kerry, the Old Bailey heard.
David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, is said to have passed a highly sensitive document detailing talks between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair to Leo O'Connor.
Mr. Keogh told jurors the contents of the memo had preyed on his mind.
Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor, 44, also of Northampton, deny three charges under the Official Secrets Act.
Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials.
The civil servant arranged to meet Mr. O'Connor at the Labour club in Northampton to arrange to leak the document, recording an Oval Office meeting between the two leaders in April 2004, jurors heard.
Giving evidence Mr. Keogh told a jury that he hoped it would be used to raise questions in the House of Commons, and also that he wanted it to be used in the US.
"The main person in my mind was John Kerry, who at the time was American candidate for the US presidential election in 2004," he said.
He admitted that he had unavourable views on Mr. Bush...
Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor each deny three charges of making damaging disclosures under the Official Secrets Act.......
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
I caught wind of it when AP ran with the story a few hours ago.
These people are partisan leakers and this only reinforces the point.
Is that the Downing Street memo that the DUmmies are always babbling about?
What strikes me about the story is that a leaker is actually on trial somewhere!
The leftist conspiracy is international.
It is beyond “conspiratorial”. It is a socialist shadow government that acts of its own accord in counter to the ELECTED ADMINISTRATIONS policies.
This was buried in a local section of the BBC News website but some AP copy came out around 5 or 5:30 tonight too on the “International Herald Tribune” website.
I think it rates more importance that it’s getting, hence a “Breaking News.”
People who are entrusted with a Secret clearance are not the Judges of what is to be de-classified.. It isnt their decision to make, when a document should be shown to the public or to someone other than it was intended for.
Secret information is always on a need to know basis. In other words anyone who doesnt need to know that information isnt privy to it, and persons entrusted to handle that information arent the arbiters of who has a need to know.
When people start passing out information that hasnt been cleared to give out ,they break the law,They break a confidence, they beak their oath.
They should be punished severely. If they cannot keep the information secret they should resign, If they divulge the secret they should be incarcerated. They are traitors.
A leaker isnt a whistleblower, he is an agent for the enemy, a spy. A criminal.
It doesnt matter whether he is a small time Government employee or a Senator. That person is an enemy of the State.
Maybe the prosecutors did not realize his motives. But anyways, since Congress is trying to run foreign policy, why not pass out pardons too.
The accused (Keogh) hopes to get the jury on his side against the “evil Bush.” That’s why he’s up there openly admitting what he did.
Kerry spied, people died.
We are at war.
Spies should be shot. That includes politicians from the Northeast with big mouths.
Oh what I would give to see Leahy and Dorgan and Rockefeller on trial for their deadly leaking. And Nurgler in prison for clear violations of the law. Sadly, where democrats are the criminals, popular opinion rules established by the sycophantic media, not the actual laws.
Notice, it isn’t in the good old USSA (Union of Socialist States of America, what we are rapidly becoming)
Bump to your post.
The leftist conspiracy is international.
Yes, include the Press in that too.
Nance will get around to it as soon as she completes her tour of "America's Most (Un)Wanted Dictators."
Is this the one that the leaker destroyed after hand-copying it?
"This document contained information about this nation's defence interests and this nation's international relations."
The judge told the jury that parts of the case relating to sensitive material and matters of national security would be held in camera away from the public.
Traitors shound be hung.
Kerry? Kerry? Oh, yeah, Jean Francois Kerry. Wasn't he in Vietnam?
The contents of the memo are so sensitive that much of their trial is being held behind closed doors so that they cannot be heard by the public.
Sensitive, but true? The subject matter of the “memo” is the real story..............
Never forget that the Communist Anthem is the "Internationale". Never lose focus on the obvious fact that the U.N. is the modern home of the international movement. Never forget that a democrat, F. D. Roosevelt was a proponent and prime mover of the modern U.N. Internationale. When Sean Hannity starts bleating on about the "once great democrat party with men like FDR and Truman and Scoop Jackson, and blah blah blah" I want to retch. Instead I turn him off.
I have stopped trying to communicate to leftists, those so called "good people" everyday democrats that "own firearms and go to church". They are as riddled with hate as their handlers, Karl Lenin, Bubushka Piglosi, Hairless Reid, et al. I blame the so called Republican leadership for its utter failure to take advantage of the moment, every moment, to point out the failings and dangers presented by the left and police itself. Rush doesn't tend to pander to the right, nore does Mark Levin (when I can hear him), but Hannity and Ingraham want to throw out the "once great party" b.s and I say enough. Anyway, thanks for letting me rant.
He’s the only guy on terrestrial broadcast talk radio in the late afternoon, so I end up listening to him every now and then, too. And yes, he can definitely be a little too “Party Line”.
The news coverage was "ho-hum, why get excited about an old lady", when it should have been asking "how many people today operate on the principle that America should not be the only power with certain secrets?"
The public's first picture of her was of a slightly stooped, great-grandma reading this statement to reporters massed outside her front door. "I did not want money. It was not that side I was interested in. I wanted Russia to be on equal footing with the west."
The neighbours were gobsmacked; her daughter expressed amazement; and Norwood, with typical British phlegm, said: "I never considered myself a spy, but it's for others to judge." Then she politely closed her front door to the media, and Bexleyheath went about its daily business, respecting the privacy of former Agent Hola behind her privet hedge.
Melita Norwood, clerk, secretary and spy, born March 25 1912; died June 2 2005
By Guardian Unlimited © Copyright Guardian Newspapers 2006 Published: 6/27/2005
Hannity is a really likable guy who communicates well to those on the left side of the IQ bell curve.
Nicely said, and true. They are voters, too.
Oh, yeah, very much so, and I don’t mean it as a slam. Just an honest assessment among friends, if you will. I like the guy, he’s just annoying on the party line stuff every now and then.
Hannity - Introductory courses
Rush - College level instruction
Hewitt - Graduate degree discussion
All are necessary types of communication
Yes, that works. I’m not very familiar with Hewitt, I don’t think he’s on, here.
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