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  • (Flashback!) Armitage admits leaking Plame's identity

    06/16/2016 3:11:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 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...
  • Flashback: Obama Calls Plame Leak a Crime, Calls for Congressional Investigation (Video)

    05/28/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/14 | Jim Hoft
    Jesse Watters pointed out today on The Five that during the Valerie Plame affair back in 2005 Senator Barack Obama called the leak a crime. He also called for an immediate investigation. “Remember what Obama as senator said about Valerie Plame? We have it right here. He called for an immediate Congressional investigation. He called it a possible “criminal act.” He said it jeopardized the safety of the networks of our intelligence agencies.” Plame was a CIA desk jockey at the time. Last weekend the Team O leaked the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan.
  • Valerie Plame, ex-intelligence officials slam White House for 'astonishing' CIA leak

    05/28/2014 2:58:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Valerie Plame, the ex-CIA operative outed by the W. Bush administration, also chimed in. “Astonishing: White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan,” she tweeted in a sardonic message on Monday. The name of the CIA’s chief of station in Kabul, the agency’s top spy in Afghanistan, was listed among the 15 officials briefing Obama upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base. The White House only caught the error when Washington Post reporter Scott Wilson alerted the press office, after Obama’s schedule was included in an email that was circulated to as many as 6,000 members of the media.
  • Ex-Officer Is First in C.I.A. to Face Prison for a Leak

    01/05/2013 4:42:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and “help us with a case,” he did not hesitate. Only an hour into what began as a relaxed chat with the two agents — the younger one who traded Pittsburgh Steelers talk with him and the senior investigator with the droopy eye — did he begin to realize just who was the target of their investigation. On Jan. 25, Mr. Kiriakou is scheduled to be sentenced to 30 months in prison...
  • The Celluloid Capital [Plamegate returns!]

    10/28/2010 8:13:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/28/10 | Matt Cooper
    ... the title is drawn from how Karl Rove told Matthews that the CIA agent Valerie Plame was fair game for critics of her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson. Wilson, you’ll recall, was dispatched by the CIA in 2002 at the behest of Vice President Dick Cheney’s office to investigate whether Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from the African country of Niger. Wilson came back with the answer no, and he was outraged when President Bush nevertheless stuck with the claim in his 2003 State of the Union address, which made the case for war with Iraq. Just three...
  • 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...
  • Cheney told FBI he had no idea who leaked Plame ID [Yahoo-AP Top(?) story]

    10/30/2009 6:23:08 PM PDT · by the_Watchman · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | Oct 30,2009
    AP - Vice President Dick Cheney told the FBI he had no idea who leaked to the news media that Valerie Plame, wife of a Bush administration critic, worked for the CIA.
  • 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...
  • The Plame Blame Game, for Real

    08/21/2009 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 10 replies · 1,773+ views
    Special to FreeRepublis ^ | 21 August 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Associated Press reported today (Friday) that lawyers for certain detainees at the Gitmo Prison in Cuba, possibly violated federal criminal law by releasing the identity of CIA covert operatives. The current Justice Department investigation connects to both the Valerie Plame matter a few years ago, and the current issue of where and how Gitmo detainees should be charged and tried. First, the Plame affair. According to the mainstream media, that was about the “outing” of a CIA “covert operative” in violation of federal law. But that law applied only to people who had been a covert operative “within five...
  • The Prince of Darkness as a Beacon of Dissent

    08/19/2009 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 645+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Tim Carney
    Editor's Note: This special feature on Robert Novak first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Townhall Magazine.Robert David Sanders Novak has been called many names. His close friends call him “Bob.” Most people call him “Novak.” His wife calls him “Robert.” Keith Olbermann has called him “The Worst Person in the World.” His more petulant critics have viler names for him. Many critics and admirers have called him “The Prince of Darkness.” I have had the honor of calling him “Boss.” Since I went to work for him at the end of 2001, Novak has been a mentor and...
  • Robert Novak's Final Words on the Plame Case: "The Hell with You!"

    08/18/2009 12:55:46 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies · 2,464+ views ^ | Published: August 18, 2009 1:15 PM ET
    NEW YORK A lengthy Q and A with the ailing columnist Robert Novak-- who died today at age 78-- appeared last November in the Washingtonian. At the end, Barbara Matusow got around to asking about the CIA leak case and outed spy Valerie Plame Wilson. Novak replied: "From a personal point of view, I said in the book I probably should have ignored what I’d been told about Mrs. Wilson. "Now I’m much less ambivalent. I’d go full speed ahead because of the hateful and beastly way in which my left-wing critics in the press and Congress tried to make...
  • Behind the scenes of the most famous pardon that never was (The continuing saga of Scooter Libby)

    07/23/2009 9:35:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1,483+ views
    Hotair ^ | 7/23/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The saga of Scooter Libby continues with an in-depth report from Time on the final hours of the George Bush administration and Dick Cheney’s desperate attempt to get clemency for his former aide. Cheney “really got in the President’s face” like never before, according to one source close to Bush, but to no avail. By that time Bush had already been burned on one pardon — and for the president, the issue came down to one question: ----------------------------------------------------- On the Sunday before he left office, Bush invited Sharp to the executive mansion for a farewell cigar. While packing boxes in...
  • Supreme Court Ends Plame Case Against Cheney, Libby, Bush Officials

    06/22/2009 7:40:08 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 125 replies · 10,594+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/09 | Lee Ross
    The Supreme Court announced Monday it will not give further consideration to a lawsuit brought by a fired CIA agent and her husband against high ranking Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney. The decision is a victory for Cheney and his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. They and nine unnamed co-defendants were sued by Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joseph after her CIA cover was leaked to reporters.
  • Judge to review Cheney interview in CIA leak case

    06/18/2009 6:56:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,421+ views
    AP on Yahoo | 6/18/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge said Thursday that he wants to look at notes from the FBI's interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan's decision to review the documents followed arguments by Obama administration lawyers that sounded much like the reasons the Bush administration provided for keeping Cheney's interview from the public. Justice Department lawyers told the judge that future presidents and vice presidents may not cooperate with criminal investigations if they know what they say could become available to their political opponents...
  • Sean Penn Gets (More) Political (set to play Joe Wilson next)

    02/24/2009 1:55:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,116+ views
    New York Observer ^ | February 24, 2009 | Christopher Rosen
    Somewhere, Bill O'Reilly just threw a fit. The always-busy Sean Penn, fresh off his Best Actor win on Sunday night for playing Harvey Milk, is already lining up his next hot button, politically-tinged role that will rankle the ire of many a Fox News commentator. According to Variety, Mr. Penn is negotiating to play Ambassador Joseph Wilson in Fair Game, a new film based on the autobiography by Ambassador Wilson's wife, outed C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame Wilson. In a bit of fairly spot-on casting, Naomi Watts is signed on to play Ms. Wilson, with Doug Liman set to direct. Of...
  • Senior Dianne Feinstein Just Can't Keep Her Pie Hole Shut

    02/16/2009 9:34:01 AM PST · by ElKafir · 12 replies · 1,241+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Here is another example of a lib passing military secrets to the enemy. Where is the outrage of those who thought Cheney and Bush should hang for "blowing" the cover of an agent not currently undercover? Read on
  •  Another Note on Cheney/Libby

    01/22/2009 8:37:12 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 1,570+ views
    American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    I just can't seem to get off this topic. The question is, what could possibly possess Bush to refuse to pardon Libby? The more I think about it, the more I come up with bad or even unethical motives by Bush. I will not indulge them here, at least not now, because it is speculation of this sort that leads the nut-roots on the left to make all sorts of baseless allegations. But do let it be said that many reports now are that a number of influential people did try to convince Bush to make the pardon -- and...
  • No Pardon For Libby

    01/19/2009 6:47:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,058+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1-19-09 | Michael Isikoff
    In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in the CIA leak case, two White House officials said Monday. On Bush's last full day as president, Bush did commute the sentence of two former Border Patrol agents—Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos—for shooting a Mexican drug dealer and then lying about it. But White House press spokesman Tony Fratto told NEWSWEEK "you should not expect any more" pardons and commutations from Bush before...
  • No Pardon For Libby

    01/19/2009 2:31:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,540+ views ^ | January 19, 2009 | Michael Isikoff
    In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in the CIA leak case, two White House officials said Monday. On Bush's last full day as president, Bush did commute the sentence of two former Border Patrol agents—Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos—for shooting a Mexican drug dealer and then lying about it. But White House press spokesman Tony Fratto told NEWSWEEK "you should not expect any more" pardons and commutations from Bush before...
  • Suppressed Iraq WMD evidence released on YOU TUBE

    10/24/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT · by zibbix · 66 replies · 3,543+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 2008 | ZibbiX
    Slide show of items found at Al-Tuwaitha nuclear research facility in the fall of 2003. In the fall of 2003 the US State Department along with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency undertook a mission to do cleanup at the Iraqi nuclear lab Al-Tuwaitha. This lab was subject to UN inspections however the UN teams were not able to fully inspect the site during the Saddam regime. This lab was one of the places from which Saddam's men were video recorded by satellite moving WMD material to Syria. The slide show shows what Saddam's men left behind in their haste to...
  • Cheney's New Chief of Staff Like His Boss

    11/11/2005 9:36:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,190+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney chose someone in his own likeness to be his new chief of staff. Like Cheney, David Addington shuns the limelight. And like Cheney, Addington already has made a large imprint on the Bush White House. At Cheney's side since the 1980s, Addington has been a behind-the-scenes player in one after another of the hot-button controversies the Bush administration has faced: _The CIA leak probe. _The fight to disclose which corporations advised the White House on energy policy. _The dispute over the treatment of suspected terrorists. _The White House disagreements with the Sept. 11 commission...
  • Plame Lawsuit Against Cheney Et Al Dismissed, Will Media Care?

    08/12/2008 3:10:54 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 32 replies · 430+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 12, 2008 - 16:55 ET | Noel Sheppard
    Valerie Plame was dealt another setback Tuesday when a U.S. court of appeals upheld a federal judge's decision to dismiss her lawsuit against members of the Bush administration. Given the media's fascination with this former CIA operative who has claimed for years she was illegally outed by the White House for political reasons, it will be interesting to see just how much attention this ruling gets in the next 48 hours.
  • Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal [Valerie Plame........]

    08/12/2008 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 485+ views
    Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:01pm EDT By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public. The Court of Appeals in Washington dealt another setback to the former spy, who has said her career was destroyed when officials blew her cover in 2003 to retaliate against her husband, Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson.
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Novak's illness is nothing to celebrate

    08/07/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 382+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/7/8 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    Back in 1998, he made a comment on CNN — what it was is not material here — that I considered beyond the pale. I decided I could henceforth do without his opinions and insights. He impressed me as a distinctly disagreeable man. And that was well before he outed covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. When the news broke a few days ago that Novak had a brain tumor and would retire, I was not made prostrate by grief. What I felt was that whisper of common mortality, that sense of there-but-for-the-grace-of-God one usually feels when tragedy strikes someone who...
  • Yellowcake journalism

    07/19/2008 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 864+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 19, 2008 | Editorial
    Remember Joe Wilson? He's the diplomat who went to Niger to investigate Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium, a raw material used in building nuclear bombs, from Africa. He wrote in a July 6, 2003, New York Times op-ed that he had spent the previous February in Niger, "drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people ... associated with the country's uranium business. It did not take long to conclude that it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place." A story that has to be the most underplayed...
  • Waxman threatens Mukasey with subpoena

    07/08/2008 11:53:38 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 413+ views
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman warned Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday to turn over a copy of a FBI interview with Vice President Dick Cheney or face contempt charges. The document in question is an interview Cheney gave to the FBI in the investigation of the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, a covert CIA agent. “The arguments you have raised for withholding the interview report are not tenable,” Waxman wrote in a letter to Mukasey. “When the FBI interview with the Vice President was conducted, the Vice President knew that the information...
  • Scott McClellan makes news at Al Jazeera

    06/23/2008 3:53:49 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 20 replies · 1,095+ views
    Al Jazeera | 6/20/08
    Ex-Bush aide critical of CIA 'leak' Scott McClellan, the former White House spokesman, has again criticised Bush administration officials for their role in covering up a leak that revealed a CIA operative's identity. McClellan told a congressional commitee on Friday he had reservations about publicly clearing Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an aide to Dick Cheney, over the leak, a claim that proved to be untrue. "I was reluctant to do it,'' McClellan told the Democratic party-led House Judiciary Committee. "I got on the phone with Scooter Libby and asked him point-blank, 'Were you involved in this in any way?' And he...
  • Scott McClellan Stumbles When Confronted About Joseph Wilson At House Judiciary Hearing

    06/21/2008 12:27:25 PM PDT · by Quaker · 51 replies · 634+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | June 21, 2008 | Quaker
    Scott McClellan appeared before the House Judiciary committee yesterday. When asked about Joseph Wilson and the defamation of Wilson’s character by Sheila Jackson- Lee McClellan seemed to sympathize with the harm that had been done by the evil forces in the White House during and before his tenure as Press Secretary. Jackson-Lee asked McClellan specifically about the Uranium in Niger that Wilson reported on. Later in his testimony Scott was confronted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) with some disturbing facts via a declassified CIA report. McClellan visually surprised with these facts began to backtrack. (Video Included)
  • Wexler: McClellan's Testimony Justifies Cheney's Impeachment

    06/21/2008 3:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 347+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2008 | John Bresnahan
    Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak, meaning Cheney was seeking to retaliate against the wife of an administration critic. In Wexler's view, this would be enough to support the initation...
  • LIVE THREAD- Scott McClellan testifies before Congress 20 June

    06/20/2008 5:47:12 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 342 replies · 1,333+ views
    20 June 2008
    Scott McClellan testifies this morning before the House Judiciary Committee beginning at 9:30 (eastern). It will be covered live on C-Span and the three cable networks.
  • Tim Russert's Testimony Sent Scooter Libby To Jail (Bless His Family Anyway)

    06/14/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 80 replies · 369+ views
    JoeClarke.Net &CBSNews.Com ^ | 06/14/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. Exodus 20:16May God Bless Tim Russert's family for the orderal they are suffering after Tim's untimely death. Though he was on the Left with the rest of the NBC news department, he would be considered a saint when compared to Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthhews. I have been wondering for some time if Tim Russert's vague testimony about a conversation he may have had with Scooter Libby had been the lynchpin that effectively lynched Libby. It was. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had cavity-searched everything that walked in order to "get something" on...
  • Russert dies of heart attack according to Drudge

    06/13/2008 12:30:14 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 782 replies · 9,557+ views
  • What really happened (RE: Scott McClellan, Wilson-Plame)

    06/05/2008 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Heart of Georgia · 18 replies · 438+ views
    Henry Daily Herald - Online ^ | June 5, 2008 | James Studdard
    Scott McClellan, the former Press Secretary to President Bush (now a puppet for the Left) has written a book named, "What Happened," (probably ghost-written by the tripartite efforts of Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean and Harry Reid) which suggests that: The president used propaganda at worst, or bogus intelligence at best, as a basis for the invasion of Iraq; that Scooter Libby, Vice president Cheney or Karl Rove leaked the name of the CIA operative, Valerie Plame, and if the president didn't authorize it, he, at least, had knowledge of it. Here is what really happened: • In February, 2002, Joseph...
  • Did Cheney Tell Libby to Do It?

    06/04/2008 1:37:59 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03 June 2008 | Dan Froomkin
    Former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told the FBI that it was "possible" that Vice President Cheney instructed him to disseminate information about CIA agent Valerie Plame to the press, according to a redacted FBI report recently examined by Congressional investigators. In part as a result of that revelation, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today reiterated its request for more Plame investigation documents -- including reports on the interviews investigators conducted with Cheney and President Bush. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Committee Chairman Henry Waxman also writes that "[n]ew revelations by...
  • I Read What Happened & All I Got Were Half-Truths [McClellan]

    06/02/2008 9:29:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies · 390+ views
    National Review ^ | June 2, 2008 | Mark Hemingway
    And having read the book, I have to hand it to McClellan. In a genre as routinely and justly derided as the Washington memoir, it takes a special talent to produce a specimen that even by those standards is this flaming-dirigible bad. It’s usually the sign of a weak reviewer that he feels the need to extrapolate some sort of psychoanalysis from the text, but in McClellan case it’s unavoidable. In fact, once I began reading McClellan’s book, I had to seek outside counsel to confirm my suspicions about his precarious mental state. Political consultant Mary Matalin — no stranger...
  • McClellan on Plame (This has to hurt!)

    06/01/2008 11:25:11 PM PDT · by dalight · 91 replies · 1,457+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2008 | Robert Novak
    <p>A partisan Democratic mantra began earlier in the book. McClellan writes George H.W. Bush's 1988 campaign "acquiesced to certain advisers, including Roger Ailes and the late Lee Atwater," who opposed Bush's "civility and decency." (McClellan, then 20 years old, played no part in that campaign.) McClellan contends that thanks to Rove in 2002, "the first cracks appeared in the facade of bipartisan comity."</p>
  • (Judas)McClellan: Bush should have fired Rove after leak

    06/01/2008 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 814+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 1, 2008 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush broke his promise to the country by refusing to fire aide Karl Rove for leaking a CIA agent's identity, said Scott McClellan, the president's chief spokesman for almost three years. "I think the president should have stood by his word and that meant Karl should have left," McClellan said Sunday in a broadcast interview about his new tell-all book, a scathing rebuke of the White House under Bush's leadership. McClellan now acknowledges he felt burned by Rove, Bush's top political adviser, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. He said...
  • Plame seeks to resurrect lawsuit in CIA leak case (election time again)

    05/09/2008 9:32:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 440+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/9/2008 | MATT APUZZO/AP
    WASHINGTON - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame is trying to resurrect a lawsuit against those in the Bush administration she says illegally disclosed her identity. A federal judge dismissed Plame's lawsuit last year, saying there was no basis to bring a case. Plame's lawyers asked a federal appeals court Friday to send the case back before the judge and force him to consider its merits. Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, sued Vice President Dick Cheney; his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby; former White House political adviser Karl Rove and former Deputy Secretary of State...

    04/11/2008 2:47:24 PM PDT · by Moseley · 51 replies · 2,310+ views
    U.S. State Department DeClassified Memo ^ | April 4, 2008 | Conservative Events
    The Prime Minister of Niger reported to the U.S. State Department in early 2002 that Iraq tried to buy uranium "yellow cake" (ore) -- a June 2003 Memo reveals. A declassified court exhibit introduced in the 2007 trial of Scooter Libbey proved that Saddam Hussein tried to get uranium ore from Niger -- covertly and under the table. This is clear evidence that Saddam Hussein was actively developing nuclear weapons. Iraq already had stockpiles of uranium "yellow cake" that it was not using -- but that uranium was being watched by UN inspectors. Iraq could have no reason for wanting...
  • Patriotism Paranoia: Democrats' Patriotism Problem

    04/05/2008 3:58:51 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 32 replies · 361+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/5/08 | Fred Barnes
    During an appearance in Philadelphia last month, Hillary Clinton introduced a controversial couple as part of her presidential campaign. She defended them as victims of smear attacks. "Valerie and Joe have had their patriotism questioned," she insisted. "They have been maligned as un-American because they believed that President Bush was waging a preemptive war that was not in America's interests and now because we believe our troops should not police Iraq's civil war." Of course this wasn't true. Both Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson were accused of being untruthful (and shameless self-promoters), not unpatriotic. Plame was a CIA official who...
  • Joe Wilson's War

    03/28/2008 2:48:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 27 replies · 1,471+ views
    WSJ / ^ | March 28, 2008 | WSJ Editorial
    Everyone else in the media is pounding Hillary Clinton for her tale, now shown to be fanciful, of dodging bullets on a Bosnian tarmac as first lady. But if you're looking for the best recent example of the lengths Mrs. Clinton will go to win the Democratic Presidential nod, consider that last week in Philadelphia she used Joe and Valerie Wilson as campaign props. Was George Galloway not available? Mr. Wilson and his wife are darlings of the antiwar crowd for their roles as self-styled martyrs in the CIA "leak" fiasco. The former ambassador is still cashing in on his...
  • Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred

    03/20/2008 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 2,144+ views
    Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred Bush Commuted Libby's Prison Sentence Last Year POSTED: 10:41 am EDT March 20, 2008 UPDATED: 10:55 am EDT March 20, 2008 A Washington, D.C., radio station reports that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has been disbarred. A three-judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals stripped Libby of his ability to practice law after he was found guilty last year of obstructing the investigation in the CIA leak investigation, WTOP radio reported.
  • Valerie Plame: Shaken, not stirred

    02/04/2008 4:58:49 PM PST · by HD1200 · 61 replies · 430+ views
    Valerie Plame Wilson says she's been through hell, and is still recovering from being outed as a spy. But she will recover -- of that she's certain. By Kim Ode, Star Tribune ( Mata Hari, James Bond, Boris and Natasha -- the popular image of spies always seems to embrace glamour, lots of "dah-links" and sex. So to blond and vivacious Valerie Plame Wilson, who for an awful period was, of all things, the world's most famous spy.
  • Shadow Warriors--The untold story of traitors, saboteurs, and the party of surrender.

    02/04/2008 5:11:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 765+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-4-08 | David Forsmark
        Shadow Warriors   By David | Monday, February 04, 2008 Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of SurrenderBy Kenneth TimmermanCrown Forum, $25.95, 404 pp. At long last, the CIA and the State Department have targeted a government they have identified as an aggressive threat to world peace and largely countered its foreign policy through psy-ops, propaganda, selective leaks of intelligence and covert operations.And who was the target of this covert campaign? Are these operations aimed at the Islamofascists in Iran? How about Vladimir Putin and his increasingly fascist government in Russia?...
  • HEADS-UP, PENN STATE ALUMNI - Valerie Plame on cover of 'The Penn Stater'

    01/02/2008 1:18:12 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 41 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Penn Stater | January 2, 2008 | Lancey Howard
    (Note: I could not find ANYTHING on the web about this issue of 'The Penn Stater', so following is a quick review and, hopefully, a few points of interest.) Penn State alumnus Valerie Plame ('85 Com) graces the cover of the latest (January/February 2008) 'The Penn Stater' magazine, which is the magazine sent out every two months to paid-up or Lifetime Members of the Penn State Alumni Association. I am a Lifetime Member, and so there it was in my mailbox on Saturday. The cover photo is a nice portrait of Plame by Jennifer S. Altman (Contour by Getty Images)...
  • After Fair Game: The Story Valerie Plame Couldn't Tell

    12/20/2007 8:33:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies · 397+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | December 15, 2007 | Laura Rozen
    When former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson got the redacted manuscript of her draft memoir back from the CIA Publications Review Board (PRB) earlier this year, her book publisher realized it had a problem. "We were looking at a manuscript where 20 percent of the author's story was deemed classified by her former employer [even though] much of the information was probably in the public domain," explains an editor at the publishing house, Simon & Schuster. "So the challenge was, if Valerie can't tell her own story because she is bound by her agreement, then how is this story going...
  • ‘Blowback’ on the CIA

    12/16/2007 9:34:16 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 32 replies · 409+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 12-15-2007 | Jack Kelly
    “BLOWBACK” is an intelligence term for adverse, unintended consequences of secret operations. The CIA first used it in a report on the 1953 operation that overthrew the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran. Some in the intelligence community have been working with liberal journalists and Democrats on Capitol Hill to embarrass President Bush and to stymie his foreign policy initiatives. The most successful of these covert operations was the Valerie Plame affair, in which White House officials were falsely blamed for “outing” a CIA undercover officer who was not in fact undercover. (It was then Deputy Secretary of State Richard...
  • No Holiday Pardon for 'Scooter' Libby

    12/11/2007 3:18:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,918+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/7 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and an election-laws violator but not to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his vice president's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative. In all, Bush pardoned 29 convicts and reduced the prison sentence of one more in the end-of-the-year presidential tradition. Justice Department spokesman Erik Ablin said Bush has granted 142 pardons and commuted five sentences since taking office in 2001 — lagging far behind the pace set by most modern presidents. The list was issued with...
  • Libby to Drop Appeal in CIA Leak Case

    12/10/2007 7:50:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies · 931+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/10/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is dropping his appeal in the CIA leak case, his attorney said Monday. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury and obstruction for lying about his conversations with reporters about outed CIA operative Valerie Plame. "We remain firmly convinced of Mr. Libby's innocence," attorney Theodore Wells said. "However, the realities were, that after five years of government service by Mr. Libby and several years of defending against this case, the burden on Mr. Libby and his young family of continuing to...
  • Valerie Plame: Far-Left Media Matters 'Seeks Accuracy' & 'Truth'

    12/10/2007 6:14:40 PM PST · by khnyny · 22 replies · 362+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 9, 2007 | Brent Baker
    Removing any doubt about how she sees the world from the left, Valerie Plame Wilson, in an interview Thursday which aired Saturday night on a Washington, DC area cable channel, admired the work of the far-left Media Matters as she revealed she seeks out the group's postings for their “accuracy” and presentation of “the facts.” Carol Joynt (her blog), a former CBS News producer who as the owner of the Nathans of Georgetown restaurant every week interviews a newsmaker in front of a lunch crowd in what becomes the hour-long Q&A Cafe on NewsChannel 8, asked whether she reads “news...