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Rice denies being Woodward's source
UPI ^ | 11/20/2005

Posted on 11/20/2005 5:54:12 PM PST by ncountylee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied being Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's source on the identity of Valerie Plane.

Woodward acknowledged last week that he knew that Plame -- wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson -- was a CIA agent, days before New York Times reporter Judith Miller. I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was forced to resign as Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff when he was indicted on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from a federal investigation into the leak.

Rice, traveling in Asia with President George. W. Bush, issued her denial through a spokesman, the New York Times said. She was responding to a story in the Times that listed her as one of the officials who had made no comment on whether she was Woodward's source.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; cialeak; denial; rice; woodward

1 posted on 11/20/2005 5:54:13 PM PST by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee

why doesn't the MSM just force Woodward to spill the beans?


2 posted on 11/20/2005 5:56:19 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

Have to treat their gods gently.


3 posted on 11/20/2005 5:57:25 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

Because they would rather speculate.


4 posted on 11/20/2005 5:57:27 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Houston, TX)
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To: ncountylee

Just for the record, I wasn't Woodward's source either...


5 posted on 11/20/2005 5:58:34 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The Katrina Media never gets anything right, so why should I believe them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Well, I WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 11/20/2005 6:00:23 PM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: ncountylee

I thought they were all so sure that Rove was the source. Remember our buddy Laurence O'Donnell screaming "it's Rove, it's Rove''? Now they're stopping every man on the street corner and asking "are you the source"? This whole case is just a big bunch of BS.


7 posted on 11/20/2005 6:03:54 PM PST by sydbas
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To: COBOL2Java

I believe it was Mark Felt who told Woodward.


8 posted on 11/20/2005 6:05:00 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Houston, TX)
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To: ghost of nixon

Because they need a story. They'll make a bigger and bigger deal about it, and then when the intrigue they've built hits a crescendo, they'll spill the beans and it'll be headline news.



Until then, though, no one really gives a hoot who told Woodward this, since it's not illegal to do so, and the interest is purely partisan at this point.


9 posted on 11/20/2005 6:06:19 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ghost of nixon
So you really think they want this hoax to end? If it were to ever end then people would be free to ask who it was that sent Joe Wilson to Niger to pretend to hunt sales of yellowcake.

Right now with the "investigation" still playing out, another grand jury nobody is going to do anything to appear to be obstructing justice except the media who were in on this hoax from the get go.
10 posted on 11/20/2005 6:07:07 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: ncountylee

My money is on Joe Wilson being the source.


11 posted on 11/20/2005 6:07:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's no coincidence that the Democrat mascot is a jackass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Chieftain

Joe wilson, yeah sure. But for the Administration source...I put my bet on Colin Powell...the most passive aggressive man ever, and now, ticked off cause he is a nobody and Rice is besting him.


12 posted on 11/20/2005 6:09:45 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie ("What do you call Parisians now? "......"French Fries !")
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To: i_dont_chat
He's a useful idiot. Or maybe a useful cretin. Or maybe a useful moron, but whatever he is he talks funny and his eyes go two ways at once, and he probably can't tell shit from shinola.
13 posted on 11/20/2005 6:17:18 PM PST by mathurine (ua)
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To: ghost of nixon

It's called.....let's just GUESS and put EVERYONE on the hotseat while we're doing so.


14 posted on 11/20/2005 6:18:12 PM PST by goodnesswins (We would have WON in Vietnam, without Dim interference.)
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To: ncountylee

(Just for the record) I was not his source either.


15 posted on 11/20/2005 6:21:21 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: ncountylee

Can't we just get Congress to vote on this and moveon.com?


16 posted on 11/20/2005 6:27:25 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: ghost of nixon

For Pete's sake already. NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED!!!!!!! The effing fudgepacking media is going to drag this NON-CRIME out until they have people believing that there was a crime somewhere, somehow.


17 posted on 11/20/2005 6:28:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: i_dont_chat
I believe it was Mark Felt who told Woodward.

yeah, and Woodward wrote it down with his FELT TIP PEN.

18 posted on 11/20/2005 6:29:16 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ncountylee

Great. Now they're slinging mud at Condi to see if it will stick.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 6:33:20 PM PST by Clara Lou
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Such a parlor game! This is all about gossip - who started it, and when did it get morphed into a story?
I think both Woodward and Russert know more than they're telling us, but none of it matters (except to Libby, who is going to have to spend millions to explain why he might have confused Russert and Woodward)


20 posted on 11/20/2005 6:33:29 PM PST by speekinout
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To: speekinout

Our tax dollars are also being wasted......a 2 year investigation and now more investigation! How about using that money for our troops and/or their families.


21 posted on 11/20/2005 6:41:44 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: 4integrity

There are a zillion different ways we could spend this money better, IMO. But the people who think that they have another chance at Rove will disagree, I'm sure.


22 posted on 11/20/2005 6:54:05 PM PST by speekinout
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To: ncountylee

The funny thing is most Americans don't even know who Bob Woodward is.


23 posted on 11/20/2005 6:56:09 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: ncountylee
I don't know if you've already seen this but I found it interesting,

From the America Thinker website:

Compare and contrast

From the December 30, 2003 letter by Acting Attorney General Corney referring tha matter to Fitzgerald for investigation, we get this description of the Plame matter:

"all the authority of the Attorney General with respect to the Department's investigation into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a CIA employee's identity" [emphasis added]. 

From Fitzgerald's most recent filing:

"The charges arose from an investigation concerning alleged leaks to reporters of classified information regarding the employment of  a purported CIA official by one or more government officials." [emphasis added].  

Is this a partial admission that the basis of the referral has not been met?

Clarice Feldman  11 20 05

24 posted on 11/20/2005 6:59:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ncountylee

Wonder when Richard A. Clarke's name will surface a leak? Oh wait he's a dim.


25 posted on 11/20/2005 7:01:11 PM PST by MattMa ("Void of ideas, driven by hate, vote the Democratic Party in 2008")
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To: ncountylee
 

Are we going to have an article on the front page every day of an administration official denying this?

 

 

26 posted on 11/20/2005 7:08:46 PM PST by HawaiianGecko (Facts are neither debatable nor open to "I have a right to this opinion" nonsense.)
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To: ncountylee

What a laugh. I cannot see why ANYONE would open their mouth in front of that scumbag weasel Woodward.

If they do, they deserve to get hosed in some way by him. It is just what he does.


27 posted on 11/20/2005 7:20:39 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: HawaiianGecko

Yes. This is part of the liberals plan...they have nothing to offer, so they are going to try at least one thing negative a day, every, single day.


28 posted on 11/20/2005 7:29:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Just mythoughts
I think what they should be looking at is:

What role did Valerie play when he got back from Niger. Was he privy to WMD information via Valerie?? that would effect his view. Did she sit in when they interviewed him?

This chick outed herself on their third date AND HE WAS STILL MARRIED bsides.

I wouldn't trust her as an agent if my life depended on it.

During WWII, I think they called these type of "spies" _______________.

29 posted on 11/20/2005 7:59:57 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: i_dont_chat
"I believe it was Mark Felt who told Woodward."

Hey, maybe it was Joe Wilson. That would certainly make Woodward reluctant to discuss the matter: their entire liberal fantasy would disolve. This might be fun to watch.

30 posted on 11/20/2005 8:58:24 PM PST by det dweller too
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To: Sacajaweau
"I think what they should be looking at is:

What role did Valerie play when he got back from Niger. Was he privy to WMD information via Valerie?? that would effect his view. Did she sit in when they interviewed him?

This chick outed herself on their third date AND HE WAS STILL MARRIED bsides.

I wouldn't trust her as an agent if my life depended on it.

During WWII, I think they called these type of "spies" _______________."


Yours are among many questions I have.

The liberals spent the year of 2002 busy busy trying to protect Saddam, and they were livid with President Bush over their attempt to maintain UNION status in the creation of Homeland Security. 2002 was that big election wherein the Senate was hanging by a thread after that big senator from Vermont suddenly claimed Independence.

This was also the year that Trent Lott forgot who liberals really are and let his tongue get the better of himself.

I think from day one when it became official that algore lost that election, the Clinton administration knew things were about to be unalterable changed, they left the White House kicking and screaming, those pardons seem to give a hint about matters near and dear to them.

Since Wilson had gone to Niger in 1999, he does seem to be the perfect selection and go to guy for this pretend intel gathering mission. However, based upon what we have learned from him the CIA/ and whom ever else that was involved in this pretend mission sure does not appear that Wilson's trip had anything to do with gathering intel more like planting intel.

Now whom ever it was that sent prodded by Rocketfeller the complaint to the FBI, that somebody leaked Val gals name had to be in on this mission. There had to be a specific planning in sending Wilson as a "free" unpaid agent for Wilson to have the freedom to point an accusing finger.

Now Rocketfeller's later leaked memo, which I do not believe he himself wrote, lays out all potential courses of action. While the memo is not dated, the author does seem to date it by using that word majority, although until jumpin Jeffers jumped theoretically speaking the Republicans were in the majority.

There does not seem to be any coincidence that Rocketfeller told a half truth about he himself going and warning Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in Jan. 2002, (he apparently didn't want anyone to know that he went with some from the State Dept. interesting little bit of information) and then the very next month Joe Wilson goes to Niger, and allll of this is happening a very few months after 9/11.

AND these people say that President Bush misled and manipulated the evidence, HA.
31 posted on 11/21/2005 5:34:55 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: FlingWingFlyer

While I have no doubt that Joe Wilson blabbed all over town who his wife is, I do doubt he would voluntarily go to the SP and told him that he was the first to tell Woodward.


32 posted on 11/21/2005 12:42:42 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: ncountylee
Woodward says he learned about Plame in a "casual" manner.

I think Woodward then told others what he had learned about Plame. I think that the reason that Woodward keeps emphasizing the casualness of the spread of the information is that Woodward wants to get himself off the hook.

33 posted on 11/22/2005 11:16:50 AM PST by syriacus (US success at liberating Iraq outscores the "world community's" success at containing Saddam.)
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