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  • NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture

    12/22/2014 10:20:34 PM PST · by South40 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 DEC 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    'These are, simply, crimes,' paper says of CIA interrogation program former vice president championed On the heels of the Senate Intelligence Committee's blistering report on the CIA's brutal handling of prisoners after 9/11, the New York Times is calling for a criminal investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration for conspiring to commit torture and other crimes prohibited by federal and international laws. "Americans have known about many of these acts for years," the Times editorial board stated on Monday. "But the 524-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report erases any...
  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture “full of crap.” “The report’s full of crap, excuse me,” Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a “terrible piece of work” and “deeply flawed.” Cheney cited the report’s lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • UN experts call for prosecution over US torture

    12/10/2014 11:18:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    GENEVA (AP) — All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, said it is "crystal clear" under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture in 1994, now has an obligation to ensure accountability.....
  • Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week

    09/28/2014 2:34:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review's Campaign Spot ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Big, busy Morning Jolt to close out the week — an appalling failure of immigration law enforcement, an indictment in that long-forgotten GSA conference scandal, another trip down memory lane for a beloved prematurely-canceled television show, and then this glaring change in our national politics: Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week Howard Kurtz writes the obituary of the anti-war movement. Born in 2003, the movement experienced sudden difficulties in January 2009, struggled and limped along for the past few years, and finally collapsed in the street in front of the White House least week: Medea...
  • CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying

    09/17/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    The CIA’s ongoing defiance of congressional authority continued during a closed-door meeting last week after Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized the illegal surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, which were used to compile a report on the agency’s interrogation practices.
  • Erased History: The aggressive effort to impeach George W. Bush

    08/03/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | 8/3/14 | Rene Nal
    Not only did Democrats try to impeach George W. Bush during his presidency, they did so aggressively. While many have laughingly claimed that efforts to impeach President Obama are racist, or have blatantly lied by saying that there was no effort to impeach George W. Bush; history tells quite a different story. One of the most egregious statements was made by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who said in part, We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority. Lee, who co-sponsored legislation to impeach George W....
  • ‘Oops, got caught lying. Again': Sheila Jackson Lee makes ‘a BIG speak-o’ about Bush impeachment

    07/31/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Excellence · 57 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 30, 2014 | Twitchy
    While speaking out on the House floor yesterday against the House GOP lawsuit against President Obama, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said the move is a “veil for impeachment.” Jackson Lee also took the opportunity to point out that “We [Democrats] did not seek an impeachment of President Bush” when he was in office. Really? Not only did some Democrats seek an impeachment of President Bush, but Rep. Jackson Lee co-sponsored the bill? Classic!
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 96 replies ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Katrina

    11/28/2012 1:51:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    NY Times Blogs ^ | November 27, 2012, 4:17 pm | ANDY NEWMAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made headlines and raised eyebrows Monday when he said that while Hurricane Katrina was deadlier than Hurricane Sandy, the latter storm was “more impactful” over all and “affected many, many more people and places than Katrina.” Mr. Cuomo added that Hurricane Sandy had a greater economic impact, destroyed or damaged more units of housing, affected more businesses and caused more customers to lose power. For our part, City Room decided to undertake a little truth-squadding. While apples-to-apples numbers for the two storms are very difficult to come by, especially given that Hurricane Sandy’s costs are still...

    06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Eva · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte
    The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:
  • Hollywood Still Hates Bush-Cheney

    06/15/2012 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama keeps desperately pounding the entertainment industry's ATMs in Hollywood and Manhattan, while our manufacturers of make-believe have absolutely refused to expel their vicious hatred of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. You wonder if, on any level, Obama is upset or chagrined or even embarrassed. Two examples have shown their ugly heads -- one of them severed. HBO -- with Bill Maher as the face of their political analysis is a global leader in burning Bush-Cheney hatred -- expressed surprise and embarrassment when it was discovered their violence-drenched series "Game of Thrones" included a scene with a model...
  • The Plame Affair, Hollywood Style

    12/09/2010 9:08:17 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/09/2010 | Judith Miller
    I went to jail in the summer of 2005 to protect the identity of a confidential source who spoke to me about Valerie Plame, the former CIA spy whose identity was disclosed after her husband publicly challenged part of the evidence that President Bush cited to justify his invasion of Iraq. I'm the only person to have gone to jail in what became known as Plamegate. But you wouldn't know it from the recently released movie "Fair Game." There is no character based on me in the film—and that turns out to be a good thing. Although the movie is...
  • WaPo – Sean Penn Movie “Fair Game” Full Of Lies

    12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-10 | Curt
    During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it. It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl) In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi...
  • George Bush's Memoir Turns to Crime

    11/12/2010 12:24:25 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies ^ | November 9, 2010 | Benedicte Page
    The special relationship is being turned on its head, with US peace activists following the lead of their British counterparts to launch a campaign to reshelve George Bush's new memoir, Decision Points, "where it belongs": in the crime section of their local bookshops. Inspired by a British campaign which saw Tony Blair's autobiography, A Journey, appearing under crime, horror and even fantasy in UK bookshops, the protest blog Waging Nonviolence is urging its supporters to "Move Bush's Book Where It Belongs", and post pictures of the autobiography in its new location on a campaign Facebook page.
  • In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding

    11/08/2010 11:37:29 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 14 replies
    WaPoo ^ | 11/8/10 | Jeff Smith
    Human rights experts have long pressed the administration of former president George W. Bush for details of who bore ultimate responsibility for approving the simulated drownings of CIA detainees, a practice that many international legal experts say was illicit torture. In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences for him. In his book, titled "Decision Points," Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could proceed with...
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...
  • CIA Goes 14 Months Without Internal Watchdog

    06/08/2010 11:38:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies · 34+ views ^ | 6-8-10 |
    WASHINGTON -- More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency. Several possible candidates have fallen by the wayside despite assurances from the Obama administration that a nominee will be chosen soon. The pressure from Congress comes as the administration is contending with concerns about its intelligence structure. A spate of failed terrorist attacks since December exposed flaws in the intelligence community's oversight. The administration also faces congressional unease over its new nominee...
  • Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law? [Andy McCarthy]

    12/23/2009 7:45:48 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 133 replies · 5,252+ views
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law?   [Andy McCarthy] You just can't make up how brazen this crowd is. One week ago, President Obama quietly signed an executive order that makes an international police force immune from the restraints of American law.Interpol is the shorthand for the International Criminal Police Organization. It was established in 1923 and operates in about 188 countries. By executive order 12425, issued in 1983, President Reagan recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it some of the privileges and immunities customarily extended to foreign diplomats. Interpol, however, is also...
  • SCOTUS urged not to hear Plame appeal

    05/20/2009 1:20:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 1,145+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-20-09 | Josh Gerstein
    Justice Department (through Solicitor General Elena Kagan) urges Supreme Court not to hear appeal from former CIA officer Valerie Plame, after lower courts threw out her lawsuit claiming damages from alleged scheme to invade her privacy by exposing her as a CIA employee. Plame’s exposure led to conviction of Cheney aide Lewis Libby on obstruction of justice charges. -- Josh Gerstein (3:31 p.m.)
  • Democrats seek criminal probe of Bush 'abuses'

    01/14/2009 9:49:01 AM PST · by prismsinc · 24 replies · 905+ views ^ | 01-14-09 | LARRY MARGASAK
    The incoming Obama administration should launch a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials to see whether they broke the law in the name of national security, a House Democratic report said Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama has been more cautious on the issue and has not endorsed such a recommendation. Along with the criminal probe, the report called for a Sept. 11-style commission with subpoena power, to gather facts and make recommendations on preventing misuse of power, according to the report by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee. The report covers Bush administration policies that Democrats have protested for...
  • Truth Hangs by a Hair

    11/26/2007 2:07:04 PM PST · by rw4site · 19 replies · 229+ views
    Texas Observer;; Henderson Daily News; Texas Ranger T. Walker Ret. ^ | 9-27-07; 11-26-07; 9-20-07; 910-07 | David Pasztor; Tony Floyd; Michael Graczyk
    <p>A state district judge Monday ordered officials in an East Texas county to preserve a 1-inch-long piece of hair that was key evidence almost two decades ago in a capital murder case.</p> <p>An anti-death penalty group wants to know whether Claude Jones was wrongly executed in December 2000. Jones was the last of a record 40 inmates executed in Texas that year and the last of 152 inmates put to death during George W. Bush's time as governor.</p>
  • Valerie Plame's Lawsuit Dismissed

    07/19/2007 12:12:16 PM PDT · by mak5 · 84 replies · 4,321+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2007 | MATT APUZZO
    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame's lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.
  • ABC Wonders: Is Libby ‘Above the Law?’; Glosses Over Clinton Pardon

    07/03/2007 10:29:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies · 1,501+ views ^ | July 3, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC Wonders: Is Libby ‘Above the Law?’; Glosses Over Clinton Pardon Posted by Scott Whitlock on July 3, 2007 - 11:25. On Tuesday’s "Good Morning America," the ABC program featured two segments on President Bush’s commutation of Dick Cheney aide Lewis Libby. Substitute co-host David Muir opened the program by wondering, "This morning, above the law?" and GMA glossed over Bill Clinton's infamous pardon of Marc Rich. Instead, various anchors found time to twice highlight Senator Dick Durbin’s comment that "even Paris Hilton had to go to jail." Although reporter David Kerley's segment did feature a quote from Republican strategist...
  • Statement of Hillary Clinton on Libby Commutation

    07/02/2007 6:09:59 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 95 replies · 4,723+ views
    Statement of Hillary Clinton on Libby Commutation Senator Clinton issued the following statement on President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby: "Today's decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies. Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House's efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice."
  • Libby Becomes Inmate No. 28301-016

    06/28/2007 11:17:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,671+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/28/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- For years he was known as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and assistant to President Bush. On Wednesday, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby became federal inmate No. 28301-016. Libby, who was convicted in March of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity, faces 2 1/2 years in prison.
  • Scooter Libby: The Witches in Salem Got a Fairer Trial

    06/11/2007 10:20:39 AM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 4 replies · 280+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | June 11, 2007 | Leibowitz
    Either the concept of "special prosecutor" needs to be done away with once and for all, or we need to agree that in cases where one is appointed trials should be separated from investigations in terms of both personnel and geography. *** The Libby case reflects poorly on both the inquisitor and the judge and has resulted in a true and literal miscarriage of justice. The prosecutor investigated until he had helped generate a crime where none was before. The judge excluded witnesses and evidence until the "crime" reached a mass where a DC jury could legitimately seem to find...
  • Scooter Libby gets 30 Months.

    06/05/2007 8:55:52 AM PDT · by tioga · 325 replies · 11,861+ views
    Reported on Fox.
  • Senators Rebuke Joe Wilson Claims(About time!)

    06/01/2007 10:40:44 AM PDT · by kellynla · 114 replies · 4,049+ views ^ | June 1, 2007 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- In a rare rebuke of a public official by name, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee has issued a scathing report blasting former Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV. The report claims Wilson mislead the public and the intelligence committee about his trip to Niger in 2002 on behalf of the CIA to investigate claims that Iraq was seeking to purchase uranium in Africa. Best know as the husband of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, Ambassador Wilson was catapulted to the limelight after he published an Op-Ed in The New York Times on July 6, 2003, that accused the Bush administration...
  • Bush's Monica Problem (another media's load of crap)

    05/29/2007 1:49:51 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 1,086+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 5/29/2007 | Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas
    June 4, 2007 issue - The United States Department of Justice has not always been above politics. John F. Kennedy, after all, appointed his brother and consigliere Robert to be attorney general. But the Justice Department is supposed to stand for the rule of law—to be the enforcer of the laws of the United States, not the place presidents go to get around the law. Independence is an important tradition in the columned limestone building on Constitution Avenue. It is worth remembering that before Richard Nixon could find someone at the Justice Department willing to fire the Watergate special prosecutor...
  • Goodling Granted Immunity in DOJ Probe

    05/11/2007 10:52:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 828+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/11/7 | MATT APUZZO
    A federal judge approved an immunity deal Friday allowing former Justice Department aide Monica Goodling to testify before Congress about the firing of eight federal prosecutors. Goodling, who served as the department's White House liaison, has refused to discuss the firings without a guarantee that she will not be prosecuted. Congress agreed to the deal, Justice Department investigators reluctantly agreed not to oppose it and U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan gave it final approval Friday. "Monica Goodling may not refuse to testify," Hogan began his brief order, which said that Goodling could not be prosecuted for anything other than perjury...
  • Valerie Plame's Book on Libby Case May Be Blocked by CIA March 07, 2007

    03/07/2007 4:37:32 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 27 replies · 795+ views
    The Book Standard ^ | March 07, 2007
    Valerie Plame's Book on Libby Case May Be Blocked by CIA March 07, 2007 SOURCE:Editor & Publisher When Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted in the CIA leak case, Valerie Plame Wilson "wept when she heard the news," her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson said. She called him at a restaurant and said, "four out of five guilty!" Wilson gave his first TV interview on MSNBC's Countdown. He said that he and his wife will "both sleep more easily tonight." Plame, the former CIA agent who outing was at the center of the case, is now having trouble getting her book...
  • Verdict in Libby Trial in....reading at noon. (Guilty On 4 of 5 Charges)

    03/06/2007 8:34:59 AM PST · by Dog · 1,341 replies · 66,643+ views
    Breaking on MSNBC
  • CIA leak jury's notes suggest confusion [jurors seemed confused about what Special Prosecutor..]

    03/06/2007 7:01:33 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,225+ views
    CIA leak jury's notes suggest confusion By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago Juror notes in the CIA leak case suggest some jury room confusion about what exactly former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is accused of doing. After completing their ninth day of deliberations without a verdict Monday, jurors passed U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton three questions. All related to what Libby told the FBI regarding his 2003 telephone conversation with Time magazine's Matt Cooper about CIA operative Valerie Plame. Libby is accused of lying about what he told Cooper. Cooper says Libby confirmed...
  • Judge: Defense Misled Court About Libby

    02/14/2007 11:50:23 AM PST · by Jack Black · 117 replies · 4,142+ views
    AP via Brietbart via Drudge ^ | 2/14/2007 | Matt Apuzzo
    Judge: Defense Misled Court About Libby Feb 14 2:13 PM US/Eastern By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense attorneys misled the court into thinking that former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby would testify in his CIA leak trial, a federal judge said Wednesday, as he blocked Libby from using some classified evidence in the case. Libby is accused of lying and obstructing an investigation into the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity. His attorneys have said for months in court papers that Libby would testify that he had important national security issues on his...
  • Libby says he thought Bush authorized unmasking Plame

    02/06/2007 9:15:40 PM PST · by STARWISE · 91 replies · 2,291+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-6-07
    On a tape played at his trial Tuesday Lewis "Scooter" Libby told investigators he thought President Bush authorized him to give a reporter information about CIA agent Valerie Plame. "If the president tells you to talk about a document, it's declassified," Libby told Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald on March 24, 2003, during testimony before a grand jury that would eventually indict Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice. Libby is charged with lying to investigators trying to find out who leaked Plame's identity as a CIA operative. Her identity was revealed after her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, alleged in...
  • FBI agent acknowledges gaps in notes from Libby interview

    02/05/2007 2:01:19 PM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 1,105+ views
    Signs on San Diego ^ | 2/5/07 | Matt Apuzzo
    An FBI agent acknowledged Monday that some of her testimony could not be backed up by notes, an admission that attorneys for former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby seized on in an effort to undercut perjury and obstruction charges. Agent Deborah Bond testified last week that, in his FBI interview Libby adamantly denied discussing a CIA operative's identity with White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. Under cross-examination Monday, however, Bond conceded that FBI notes contain no record of such a denial. Rather, they say he may have discussed it but couldn't recall. “Adamantly might not be the perfect word,”...
  • Tapes of Libby testimony to be released (Grand Jury Testimony)

    02/05/2007 8:43:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 631+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5 February 2007 25 minutes ago | PETE YOST
    Audio recordings of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's secret grand jury testimony will be released publicly after they are presented at his trial, the judge at Libby's trial ruled Monday. In a victory for the news media, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he had little choice but to make them public under the law as applied in the federal court system in Washington, D.C, even though he has concerns about releasing the recordings while the case is under way. Libby is charged with perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI in an indictment that focuses in...
  • Fleischer: Plame came up over lunch ["Ambassador Wilson was sent by his wife," Fleischer recalled..]

    01/29/2007 10:34:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies · 4,430+ views
    Fleischer: Plame came up over lunch By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 39 minutes ago Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer testified Monday that then-colleague I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told him over lunch that the wife of a prominent war critic worked at the CIA. Fleischer said the conversation happened June 7, 2003, days before Libby told investigators he was surprised to learn about the CIA operative from a reporter. That discrepancy is at the heart of Libby's perjury and obstruction trial. Fleischer, who was the chief White House spokesman for the first 2 1/2 years of President Bush's...
  • The Libby Trial: Whose Memory Problems?

    01/25/2007 9:56:24 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 14 replies · 1,165+ views
    National Review ^ | January 25, 2007 | Byron York
    Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff who is on trial for perjury and obstruction of justice, claims he doesn’t remember, or mis-remembers, some of the conversations he had with reporters concerning the former CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson. That, Libby says, accounts for the differences between his testimony about talks with journalists like Tim Russert and Matthew Cooper and the accounts of Russert and Cooper themselves. -snip-
  • The Head of The Columbia Journalism School... [is a leftist idiot]

    01/24/2007 5:56:40 PM PST · by Enchante · 8 replies · 587+ views
    National Review ^ | January 22, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    The Head of The Columbia Journalism School... [John Podhoretz] ...gets really quite a lot of facts wrong in this one partial paragraph from this week's New Yorker: "[T]he White House dispatched former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger, in February of 2002, to find proof that the country had shipped yellowcake uranium to Iraq. Wilson not only came up empty-handed; he said so publicly, in a Times Op-Ed piece that he published five months later. The Administration then went on another search for evidence—the kind that could be used to discredit Wilson—and began disseminating it, off the record, to a few...
  • Leak Lawyer Wants Bush Critics on Jury

    01/18/2007 8:14:28 AM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 54 replies · 1,802+ views ^ | January 18 | MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald pushed back Thursday against defense attorneys who have been weeding Bush administration critics out of the jury pool in the perjury trial of former White House aide "Scooter" Libby.
  • Witness grilled in CIA leak case

    10/26/2006 2:48:00 PM PDT · by Laverne · 28 replies · 1,186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Oct. 26, 2006 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON - Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald took on the first witness in the CIA leak case Thursday, dissecting an expert witness until she acknowledged errors and misstatements in her research. Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, hoped the hearing would persuade a judge to let him call a memory expert at his obstruction and perjury trial in January. At the outset of the procedural hearing, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton indicated that he was not inclined to allow a memory expert to testify at the trial. Still, he allowed Libby's lawyers to present a...

    09/21/2006 8:45:54 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 13 replies · 895+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Things have actually been going a bit better in Iraq these days.  Fewer American soldiers are dying and the Iraqis are slowly taking on more power and responsibilities.  This presents a quandary for the media.  You see, as part of their Bush-bashing template, they need to continue to push the war in Iraq as an un-winnable failure.  The Democrats are counting on failure in Iraq to carry them to victory this fall. That's right...the Democrats are actually invested in American failure in Iraq.  They need more American troop deaths to put them over the top at the polls in November. ...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • Other 'i' word in politics; plus a CIA leak postscript (Plamegate)

    09/07/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 928+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 5, 2006, 7:52PM | By CRAGG HINES
    (Ignoring the blather on Immigration and Impeachment, I proceeded to the Idiotorial remarks on the CIA leak postscript from the Houston Comical - weegee): -------------------- With the latest developments in the CIA leak case, some Bush apologists insist that it's time for a correction or contrition from those of us who spoke out about the White House's involvement. At least as far as my commentary has gone, I see no required rollback. Bush has not taken the "appropriate action" that he promised in October 2003, as Karl Rove remains on the White House payroll. Disclosure that Richard L. Armitage, when...
  • End of an Affair [Plame]

    08/31/2006 10:08:00 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 317 replies · 7,530+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2006
    <p>WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame's cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage.</p>
  • Sources: State Department official source of Plame leak

    08/30/2006 11:49:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies · 2,178+ views
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN. The sources said Armitage revealed Plame's role at the CIA almost inadvertently in a casual conversation with Novak, and it is not clear if he knew her identity was classified at the time. Armitage was not indicted by the federal grand jury that investigated the disclosure of Plame's name to Novak and other journalists. Deliberately revealing the identify...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-30-06 ("Is anyone worried about how falling oil prices will impact the election?")

    08/30/2006 10:54:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 111 replies · 1,509+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 30, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    As Rush Limbaugh often says, good economic news when Republicans are in office depresses the liberals. As proof of this, I present this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Is anyone worried about how falling oil prices will impact the election?" Yes, the DUmmies are WORRIED about good economic times. Not only that, you will see them also worrying about the low unemployment rate and the strong economy in general. Such good news for America is BAD NEWS for the DUmmies. So let us now watch the DUmmies admit they hate seeing gas prices decline in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of...
  • The truth destroys CIA leak fantasy

    08/30/2006 10:50:23 AM PDT · by Laverne · 28 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 31, 2006 | Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor
    AND so we learn it was former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage - Australia's best friend in the US - not the Bush White House who was the first to out Valerie Plame as a CIA employee. With this knowledge is demolished yet another left-liberal fantasy about George W. Bush. The ironies of the situation are endless, exquisite and, for some, extremely painful. Ms Plame is the wife of Joseph Wilson, a former US diplomat who went to Niger before the Iraq war to examine allegations that Iraq had sought uranium there. From Mr Wilson's own account, his...