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  • Times reporter’s testimony sought in leak trial (James Risen)

    12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal. Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book “State Of War” that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Iran’s nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship. Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg,...
  • Ex-Kerry aide charged with outing Gitmo CIA operatives

    01/25/2012 5:35:03 PM PST · by Boston Blackie · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 25, 2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Dave Wedge
    A former staffer for Bay State Sen. John F. Kerry has been charged with leaking the names of CIA operatives, including one who was involved in the interrogation of terror suspects held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and Kerry’s office.
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Coincidence or pattern?

    01/10/2007 12:03:13 PM PST · by the Real fifi · 34 replies · 970+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/10/07 | clarice Feldman
    A friend notes that The New York Sun article today about the dropping of FBI investigations into intelligence leaks (mentioned in an earlier blog) contains lots of interesting news. (emphasis supplied) A CIA spokeswoman, Michele Neff, flatly denied that her agency has resisted the FBI's efforts to hunt down leakers. "That's simply not the case," she said yesterday. "Why would we not want to get to the bottom of the leaks? The Office of General Counsel works closely with the Department of Justice on investigations regarding unauthorized disclosures."
  • Journalists may testify in CIA leak case

    01/02/2007 10:59:10 AM PST · by mtnwmn · 15 replies · 917+ views
    AP ^ | 1/2.07 | Matt Ap
    Journalists may testify in CIA leak case By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer Tue Jan 2, 7:41 AM ET Some journalists who made careers out of questioning government officials and bearing witness to history may soon find themselves answering questions from prosecutors as key witnesses in the CIA leak case. Ten or more reporters from some of the most prominent news organizations could be called to testify in the perjury and obstruction case of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. It's rare enough for reporters to become witnesses. But the Libby case is even more unusual because journalists...
  • Fitzgerald given way out of Libby CIA leak case (MSM Spin)

    09/21/2006 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 58 replies · 2,081+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 9/21/06 | Mikey_1962
    WASHINGTON - The judge in the CIA leak case ruled Thursday that if Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald feels that admitting certain classified documents at the upcoming trial of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby can jeopardize national security, Fitzgerald can then move to dismiss the perjury charges against Libby. Judge Reggie Walton cannot automatically allow classified materials to be admitted at trial. He first must go through a series of closed hearings under CIPA regulations. CIPA, the Classified Information Procedures Act, protects and restricts the discovery of classified information in a way that does not impair the defendant's right to a fair...
  • It's Fish or Cut Bait Time, Mr. Attorney General

    06/24/2006 8:16:34 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 23 replies · 791+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/24/06 | clarice feldman
    » Print this article It’s Fish or Cut Bait Time, Mr. Attorney General June 24th, 2006 In March, Gabriel Schoenfeld wrote a brilliant piece in Commentary in which he argued that the New York Times revelations about the NSA program warranted prosecution under Section 798 of Title 18, the so-called Comint statute. In the article he details the history and language of the Act and its 1950 amendment and argues that the language is unambiguous and certainly covers the paper’s disclosures of the NSA program, which substantially harmed our counter terrorism activities.
  • C.I.A. Defends Officer's Firing in Leak Case

    04/25/2006 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 69 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | April 26, 2006 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON, April 25 — The Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday defended the firing of Mary O. McCarthy, the veteran officer who was dismissed last week, and challenged her lawyer's statements that Ms. McCarthy never provided classified information to the news media. But intelligence officials would not say whether they believed that Ms. McCarthy had been a source for a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in The Washington Post about secret C.I.A. detention centers abroad. Media accounts have linked Ms. McCarthy's firing to the articles, but the C.I.A. has never explicitly drawn such a connection (snip) A C.I.A. spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise...
  • A traitor in the midst

    04/25/2006 6:07:27 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 59 replies · 1,557+ views
    Townhall ^ | Apr. 25, 2006 | Cal Thomas
    A traitor in the midst By Cal Thomas Apr 25, 2006 What do you call someone who, in violation of her oath, reveals government secrets to a reporter, who then prints them and exposes a clandestine operation designed to get information from suspected terrorists that could save American lives? Here is what one dictionary says about that word: "One who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty." The word so defined is traitor. The Central Intelligence Agency fired an intelligence officer after determining she leaked classified information to a Washington Post reporter about secret overseas prisons...
  • Leakers and Liars - More Resources and Links

    04/25/2006 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 6 replies · 206+ views
    Chickenhawk Express ^ | 4/25/06 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    More resources and links for research. If you have any other updated links, post them in the comments. I am trying to update daily.
  • The Clinton Show, Even 24 can’t top the crazy things Clinton tried.

    04/24/2006 12:16:44 PM PDT · by tbird5 · 23 replies · 2,355+ views ^ | April 24, 2006, | William Hawkins
    On the popular Fox network television series 24, the first half of the long and violent day of covert operative Jack Bauer has been spent hunting down the Chechen terrorists who where trying to unleash nerve gas on Los Angeles. The terrorists had earlier tried to assassinate the Russian president during his meeting with U.S. President Charles Logan in Los Angels to formalize a new antiterrorism alliance. Then it was revealed, in a story line that has taken many twists and turns, that President Logan is the real villain behind the day's events. So Bauer is now trying to foment...
  • Another Day, Another Embarrassing Intelligence-Related Correction (NY Times correction)

    04/14/2006 3:32:21 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 91 replies · 6,702+ views
    Times Watch ^ | 4/14/2006 11:59:09 AM | Clay Waters
    Another Day, Another Embarrassing Intelligence-Related Correction Posted by: Clay Waters 4/14/2006 11:59:09 AM After correcting itself on the Lewis Libby leak yesterday, the Times on Friday corrects another Bush-related intelligence story by reporter Eric Lichtblau that brought much criticism from conservative bloggers like PowerLine. This is what Lichtblau falsely claimed March 29: “In a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the secretive court, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, several former judges who served on the panel also voiced skepticism at a Senate hearing about the president's constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order.”...
  • New York Times About To Reveal Even More Top Secret Operational Data! Big Benefit To Terrorists

    03/07/2006 7:27:01 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 326 replies · 9,538+ views
    Breaking – Proven reliable sources tell me that in tomorrow morning's edition of the NYT, the leftist paper will reveal that DOD has embedded military rapid reaction teams at a number of US embassies abroad. The Times is again giving our enemies hard intel they need to be more effective on the worldwide terrorism battlefield. The concept was very simple; When we got intel that known terrs were operating in a specific area, the US team already in place would be able to snatch them quickly. Because the team is already there, entry problems would be eliminated and reaction time...
  • CIA cracks down on leaks

    01/08/2006 2:10:07 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 2,145+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 January 2006
    CIA director Porter Goss is redoubling efforts to prevent agents from divulging the spy agency's secrets to the media, and also plans to clamp down on former spies publishing books about their covert careers, Time magazine has reported. Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official, Time, in a report to hit newsstands this week, said on its website that CIA officials told employees during a meeting last week that leaking had gotten out of control and needed to stop. The reported added that a new clampdown on leakers had been launched, supported by a team of "mostly retired"...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • NYT: NSA Spying Broader Than Bush Admitted

    12/23/2005 9:44:00 PM PST · by Bullitt · 90 replies · 2,136+ views
    Yahoo.Com ^ | 12/23/2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls — without court orders — than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on its Web site. The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times in the report late Friday, citing unidentified current and former government officials.
  • US monitored Muslim sites for radiation: report

    12/23/2005 12:00:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies · 9,605+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/23/05
    US monitored Muslim sites for radiation: report 5 minutes ago U.S. officials have secretly monitored radiation levels at Muslim sites, including mosques and private homes, since September 11, 2001 as part of a top secret program searching for nuclear bombs, U.S. News and World Report said on Friday. The news magazine said in its online edition that the far-reaching program covered more than a hundred sites in the Washington, D.C., area and at least five other cities. "In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were...
  • Rove to be Indicted?

    12/13/2005 11:05:09 PM PST · by Venator · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Never Yet Melted blog ^ | 12/13/05 | JDZ
    A chorus of peepings emanating from the interior of the fever swamps of the Left may be heard tonight promising that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald really will deliver the Xmas present found heading the list in every liberal’s letter to Santa: a grand jury indictment of Karl Rove for obstruction of justice in L’Affaire Plame.
  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • The Plame Game (or Can’t Anyone in DC Keep Their Mouths Shut)

    11/28/2005 6:58:11 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 8 replies · 1,008+ views
    28 November 2005 | by Michael P. Tremoglie
    "There seems to be a complete lack of discretion motivated purely by politics, and not by concern for abuses of power or the safety of the American people." Former Ambassador Joe Wilson has told anyone and everyone that his wife’s identity as a CIA employee was revealed as revenge for criticizing President Bush’s claim that Iraq sought to purchase uranium from the African country of Niger. He, with great hubris, demanded investigations and wanted to watch White House officials do a “perp walk.” Why isn’t anyone investigating Joe Wilson? Investigate Joe Wilson you say? Why, is he not the person...
  • EU investigator seeks data on CIA planes (Who Leaked to Human Rights Watch?)

    11/23/2005 7:59:33 AM PST · by Stultis · 23 replies · 901+ views
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | 22 November 2005 | JAN SLIVA
    EU investigator seeks data on CIA planesJAN SLIVAAssociated Press PARIS - The head of an investigation into alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe said Tuesday he was checking 31 suspect planes that landed in Europe in recent years and was trying to acquire past satellite images of sites in Romania and Poland.If the European probe uncovers evidence of covert facilities, the potential impact ranges from major embarrassment for the United States to political turmoil in countries that might have participated, even unwittingly. Countries found housing secret detention centers also could be suspended or expelled from the 46-member Council...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I 'Misspoke' on Plame ID

    11/10/2005 6:32:51 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 248 replies · 7,816+ views ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    NBC's senior diplomatic correspondent Andrea Mitchell is claiming that her comments have been deliberately distorted in reports covering a 2003 interview where she said Valerie Plame's identity had been "widely known" before her name appeared in a Robert Novak column. "The fact is that I did not know did not know [Plame's identity] before the Novak column," she told radio host Don Imus on Thursday. "I said it was widely known that an envoy had gone [to Niger]," she insisted. "I said we did not know who the envoy was until the Novak column." But the actual exchange in question...
  • My Favorite Democrat, part 21

    11/03/2005 7:41:29 AM PST · by cricket · 7 replies · 385+ views
    power line ^ | 11/03/05 | Scott Johnson
    (italics/bold/< > mine) Zell Miller is my favorite Democrat. I started this long-running series here noting Miller's speeches, columns and books in March 2003. Yesterday the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an important column by Senator Miller on the subject that is the current focus of my interest: "Rule can head off dirty tricks at CIA." The proposed rule is of less interest than Senator Miller's observation that the story underlying the saga of Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame are the dirty tricks they have undertaken courtesy of the CIA to defeat the Bush administration. Within the journalistic trade, only Stephen Hayes...

    10/28/2005 2:30:39 PM PDT · by marty60 · 118 replies · 4,453+ views
    Fox News with John Gibson ^ | 10/28/2005 | Self
    Just heard a blurb from John Gibson's alter ego. Megan? CIA happy about indictments, claiming they were being FORCED to make a case for War against Iraq. Well the snakes are crawling out from under the rock.
  • Was Berlusconi Behind the Pre-Iraq War Yellow Cake Story?

    10/27/2005 7:25:10 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 60 replies · 1,953+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 27 October 2005 | staff
    It was one of the biggest of the American pre-war blunders. Iraq, documents showed, had tried to buy uranium from Niger. The papers, though, soon proved to be false. But who forged them? Now, a new article in an Italian newspaper says that the Italian government was heavily involved. Remember the Niger "yellow cake" scandal? Back in the days before the US invasion of Iraq, nobody except of course the UN weapons inspectors on the ground in Iraq, was really sure whether Saddam had the Bomb or not. US President George W. Bush was desperately looking for some shred of...
  • Barone: Indictments Would Be a Grave Injustice

    10/23/2005 10:40:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 1,287+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | October 23, 2005 | Michael Barone
    For more than two years, many in the mainstream media have been buzzing about the prospect that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove or Vice President Chief of Staff Scooter Libby would be indicted for revealing the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame.The press has been full of righteous indignation that high officials in the Bush administration would endanger the identity of a covert agent. And it has been argued that administration officials did this to protect a fearless truth-teller -- Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson -- a former ambassador who charged that the Bush administration purposefully ignored intelligence...
  • White House prepares for possible indictments

    10/16/2005 4:01:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 103 replies · 3,709+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 17, 2005 | Caroline Daniel
    The White House is bracing itself for the possible indictment of senior officials as Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor, prepares to wrap up his two-year inquiry into the leaking of a covert CIA agent's name. Further details about the role of White House officials were underlined in a report in the New York Times on Sunday. Judith Miller, the reporter released from jail after 85 days after she agreed to testify before a grand jury, gave an account of her conversations with Scooter Libby, chief of staff to Dick Cheney, vice-president. She also admitted that Mr Fitzgerald had asked whether...
  • Underestimators

    07/19/2005 10:24:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies · 512+ views
    washington times ^ | 7/20/06 | David Limbaugh
    The Left isn't obsessed with destroying Karl Rove simply because they want to taint President Bush by taking out one of his closest confidants. When they're not focused on their fantasy Vice President Cheney is the de facto president, they sometimes think Mr. Rove is. To destroy Mr. Rove is to neuter the Bush presidency. As resolute, effective and visionary as Mr. Bush has been in office, the Left obviously still doesn't consider him in charge. Only a superhuman Machiavellian strategist could have engineered this bumbler's unlikely ascension to the presidency. And anyone capable of facilitating a lightweight's rise to...
  • Outing Plame may not have been illegal. What is the prosecutor hunting? (the bigger picture!)

    07/17/2005 8:37:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210 replies · 6,043+ views
    Why is special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald pursuing so zealously the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, since it is all but impossible to prove that the leaker or leakers committed a crime? So why is Fitzgerald acting like Inspector Javert in "Les Miserables"? The answer may lie in a sentence Walter Pincus of The Washington Post wrote on June 12, 2003. President Bush mentioned the British findings in his State of the Union address in January 2003. In his leaks to Pincus, and earlier to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Wilson claimed Bush knew this was false. The key...
  • This could be the stupidest non-scandal ever

    07/17/2005 7:32:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 2,045+ views
    [South Chicago] The Star ^ | 7/17/5 | Michael Bowers
    In its lust to take down Karl Rove, the Washington press corps is protecting Joe Wilson by failing to tell the American people who he really is. So let me do it: Wilson is the Ward Churchill of the U.S. State Department. Before his outburst, Churchill was an obscure professor in Colorado. Before his outburst, Wilson was an obscure former diplomat at Foggy Bottom. Churchill called the victims in the Twin Towers "little Eichmanns," based on his hate for America. Wilson called George Bush a liar based on a two-week junket to Niger in which he lounged by a hotel...
  • Is Rove still Bush's man?

    07/17/2005 7:15:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies · 611+ views ^ | 7/17/05 | ANN McFEATTERS
    WASHINGTON — Karl Christian Rove, 54, has spent his entire career in Republican politics. With an open door to the Oval Office, he has no intention of stopping now. His goal, he has told friends, is to remain at the side of the President, his friend for 32 years, until 2008, to make sure the Republican Party is firmly entrenched in power for years to come. Without doubt, he is the most influential person in the Republican Party and the White House, except for President Bush. In the center of a maelstrom over discussing the identity of a CIA operative...
  • BBC: CIA agent's husband attacks Rove ~~

    07/15/2005 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 459+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 15 July, 2005, 09:52 GMT 10:52 UK | staff
    CIA agent's husband attacks Rove As top political strategist, Mr Rove is very close to Mr Bush The husband of a CIA agent who was outed during a row over Iraq has accused the White House of a "cover-up" involving top aide Karl Rove.Political strategist Mr Rove has denied being behind the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity to the media in 2003. It is alleged that Mr Rove spoke to a journalist about the agent, days before her name was revealed in the press. Ms Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, added his voice to Democrat calls for Mr...