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  • Valerie Plame: Hey, Check Out This Thought-Provoking Article About Jews Driving America’s Wars

    09/21/2017 4:24:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    Something zesty to cleanse the palate. Remember her? Outed as a CIA analyst by Richard Armitage in Plamegate, she was a cause celebre of the anti-war, anti-Bush left in the middle of the last decade, right around the time that Cindy Sheehan was. Sheehan turned out to be a bit … eccentric politically, but oh well.Not good ol’ Valerie Plame.The politically correct term is “globalists” but we live in a politically incorrect age. Anyway, much outrage and dark humor ensued on Twitter after she tweeted that, leading to Plame’s first ill-advised attempt at spin. Chill out, she responded. The...
  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke

    03/31/2004 1:36:56 PM PST · by South40 · 111 replies · 265+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/04 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House was worried about the damaging testimony of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks last week but was trying to let the issue die on its own, according to Pentagon briefing notes found at a Washington coffee shop. "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line." The notes were...
  • (Flashback!) Armitage admits leaking Plame's identity

    06/16/2016 3:11:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/8/06
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged Thursday that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak back in 2003, touching off a federal investigation. snip Armitage was not indicted by the federal grand jury that investigated the disclosure of Plame's name to Novak and other journalists. He told CBS that the special counsel investigating the leak, Patrick Fitzgerald, "asked me not to discuss this, and I honored his request." After Novak's column ran, Wilson accused Bush administration officials of leaking his wife's name in...
  • Politico: Richard Armitage Will Vote for Hillary Over Trump

    06/16/2016 3:11:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/16/16 | Greg Richter
    In what is believed to be the highest-ranking defection from the GOP so far, former Bush and Reagan-appointee Richard Armitage says he will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump, Politico reports. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," the deputy secretary of state for President George W. Bush and assistant Defense secretary for President Ronald Reagan said. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican," Armitage told Politico. "He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton."
  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • Heavyweight breaks ranks with GOP, endorsing Clinton (Turncoat Armitage)

    06/16/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Richard Armitage, who held top national security positions in the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, said he would vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan, told Politico on Thursday. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican. He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Clinton...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • Valerie Plame Continues to Spin 'Bush Administration Retribution' Myth

    06/06/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Richard Armitage. I repeat, Richard Armitage. One more time...RICHARD ARMITAGE. I just made Valerie Plame wince three times once she reads this article. Why? Because the name Richard Armitage completely destroys the myth she is desperately hanging onto after all these years that the Bush administration deliberately leaked her name as a CIA employee in order to discredit her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson who criticized the decision to invade Iraq. Unfortunately for both Plame and the Left who have been clinging to that myth for years, it was completely undone when the name of the real leaker, who was an...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • The Truth About the Valerie Plame Case Finally Emerges (Scooter Libby Innocent)

    12/08/2011 4:39:47 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    New American ^ | Sam Blumenfeld
    Now that memoirs by the late Bob Novak, former Vice-President Dick Cheney, and former President George Bush have all been published, we now know much more about the Valerie Plame case than we did before these individuals put what happened to paper. (Plame, if you'll remember, was a CIA agent whose identity was leaked to the press during a newsman's investigation into George W. Bush's explanation for going to war against Iraq.) Yet, the one book that still needs to be written is a memoir by Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the VP’s assistant, the only individual indicted by the Special Prosecutor...
  • HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 8:15:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 11-17-10 | Quin Hillyer
    *snip* Memory can be unreliable, and misstatements can happen despite pure intentions. It's only fair game to point this out. So say Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA case manager and Vanity Fair cover girl, and her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, former ambassador to Gabon and extravagant self-promoter. Too bad the Wilsons, a power-mad federal prosecutor, an officious federal judge, a confused jury and a badly misled president wouldn't apply those same common-sense considerations to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, wrongly convicted of perjury in the case stemming from State Department official Richard Armitage's public identification of Mrs. Wilson as a...
  • Valerie Plame 'Fair Game' Movie Tosses Name Leaker Richard Armitage Down Memory Hole

    08/21/2010 8:16:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The only way we even know the name of Valerie Plame (and fame seeking hubby Joe Wilson) is that that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage leaked her name as a CIA officer to columnist Robert Novak. That is what set in motion the long drawn out Plamegate affair in which only Scooter Libby was convicted of something other than leaking her name. So you would figure that the supposedly biographical movie scheduled for a November USA release about Plame, Fair Game, would feature Armitage front and center as the principal villain. Right? Wrong. The fact is that "Fair...
  • Cheney FBI interview: 72 instances of can't recall (Lame Stream Media still beating the dead horse)

    11/02/2009 3:09:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 40 replies · 1,580+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/2/2009 | Pete Yost/AP
    Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that "there is a cloud over the vice president." Last week's release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney's answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way. On 72 occasions, according to the 28-page FBI summary, Cheney equivocated to the FBI during his lengthy May 2004 interview, saying he could not be certain in his answers to questions about matters large and small in the Plame controversy. The Cheney interview reflects a team of prosecutors and FBI agents trying to find out whether the leaks...
  • FBI releases notes from interview with Cheney about Plame leak (Fri night MSM dump)

    10/30/2009 3:58:26 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,823+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10-30-09 | Barton Gellman
    Former vice president Richard B. Cheney told a special prosecutor in 2004 that he could not remember playing any role in leaking the identity of Valerie Plame as a clandestine CIA officer, according to FBI records released under court order Friday. In his May 8, 2004, interview with Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, Cheney said he could not recall when he learned that Plame, the wife of Iraq war critic Joseph C. Wilson IV, worked for the CIA; could not recall telling his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, about Plame's employment; and could not recall telling Libby to disclose...
  • (Gary) Armitage pleads not guilty to $200 million Ponzi scheme

    05/30/2009 8:39:18 AM PDT · by freebilly · 2 replies · 666+ views
    Redding Record Searchlight ^ | May 29, 2009 | By SCOTT MOBLEY
    REDDING - Gary T. Armitage, a former Santa Rosa financial adviser accused of helping orchestrate a $200 million Ponzi scheme with a Redding businessman, pleaded not guilty Friday in Shasta County Superior Court. Jeffrey A. Guidi, his partner in the now-defunct Santa Rosa investment firm AGA Financial, appeared in court as well, but will not enter a plea until Monday. James S. Koenig, who owned Asset Real Estate Investment Co., the Redding-based property acquisition firm at the heart of the alleged scheme, has pleaded not guilty to 70 counts of securities fraud and residential burglary. He also appeared in court...
  • Matalin says Armitage 'devoid of courage'

    04/19/2009 8:00:45 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 22 replies · 2,707+ views
    (CNN) — Mary Matalin, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, sharply criticized former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage Sunday for his comments about the CIA's Bush-era interrogation techniques. In an interview with the English language service of Qatar-based network Al Jazeera last week, Armitage said: “I hope, had I known about it at the time I was serving, I would’ve had the courage to resign. But I don’t know. It’s in hindsight now.” In response, Matalin told CNN's John King on State of The Union: "If Richard Armitage, as the number two guy in the State Department,...
  • Richard Armitage: Bush's CIA tortured

    04/16/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT · by meandog · 45 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 4/16/09 | by Mark Silva
    Richard Armitage, who served as chief deputy to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, says now that he would have resigned if he had known that the CIA was interrogating suspected terrorists with "water-boarding,'' that simulated drowning now banned in U.S. interrogations of detainees The Bush administration maintained that it did not condone "torture,'' but this ex-deputy secretary of state says water-boarding is exactly that. "As far as I'm concerned, that was torture,'' he said in an interview aired today by Al Jazeerah English. The CIA has acknowledged using water-boarding on three high-value detainees in 2002 and 2003 with the...
  • Pakistani scientists offered Osama nukes before 9/11: Book

    12/14/2008 8:37:55 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 17 replies · 1,760+ views
    Rediff ^ | 14 December, 2008 | Rediff
    Barely a month before the 9/11 terror attacks, two Pakistani nuclear scientists, said to be close to disgraced Abdul Qadeer Khan, met up with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and offered to supply him with atomic weapons, according to a newly released book. Chaudiri Abdul Majeed and Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, who held a series of senior posts in Pakistani nuke programme, went to Taliban [Images] headquarters in Kandahar in mid-August 2001 and spent three days with bin Laden who was keen on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the book says. In fact, Mahmood was said to be more close to...
  • Policy Dispute (Inside the Ring w/Bill Gertz)

    07/10/2008 10:24:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/08 | Bill Gertz
    Defense officials are criticizing what they say is the failure to capture or kill top al Qaeda leaders because of timidity on the part of policy officials in the Pentagon, diplomats at the State Department and risk-averse bureaucrats within the intelligence community. Military special operations forces (SOF) commandos are frustrated by the lack of aggressiveness on the part of several policy and intelligence leaders in pursuing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his top henchmen, who are thought to have hidden inside the tribal areas of Pakistan for the past 6˝ years. The focus of the commandos' ire, the...