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  • When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was 'treason'; now, it's a mistake

    05/29/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 29, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Byron York
    Valerie Plame doesn't deny that blowing the cover of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan is a serious matter. It's just that, discussing the issue at a Wednesday evening forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Plame seemed to view the outing of the CIA's top spy on the front lines in the Afghan war as more of an embarrassment than an outrage. "My understanding is … it was a military aide who compiled this list of those that were greeting the president when he came," Plame said. "Colossally stupid, but I think it was inadvertent. It was an error … really...
  • 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.
  • Valerie Plame and Obama’s Double Standard on Outing CIA Personnel

    05/26/2014 11:15:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    ~ntpage Magazine ^ | 5-26-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hoping to distract Americans from his death panels for veterans, Obama made a Bush style visit to Afghanistan and managed to cause even more harm to national security by outing the CIA Station Chief there. The Democrats did their best to turn Valerie Plame into a martyr even though the only danger that the leftist faced was fewer invitations to cocktail parties. That didn’t stop Hollywood liberals from churning out a movie about her complete with action scenes. Will the same standard hold for whoever outdated the CIA Station Chief in Afghanistan? Unlikely. The official narrative is that it was...
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Independent Counsel For Valerie Plame But Not For IRS?

    05/17/2013 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/17/2013 | Matt Vasilogambros
    While the Justice Department has started an investigation into whether the Internal Revenue Service broke any laws by targeting conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, critics of the Obama administration will likely continue their call for a special counsel.
  • Valerie Plame is still alive

    11/01/2012 3:57:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-01-12 | DrJohn
    Valerie Plame was a CIA agent who was catapulted into stardom in 2003 when her name appeared in a Robert Novak column in 2003. Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. Two senior administration officials told me Wilson’s wife suggested sending him to Niger to investigate the Italian report. The CIA says its counter-proliferation officials selected Wilson and asked his wife to contact him. "I will not answer any question about my wife," Wilson told me. It has been argued that Joe Wilson himself outed his wife:...
  • The Truth About the Valerie Plame Case Finally Emerges (Scooter Libby Innocent)

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

    11/02/2011 11:33:32 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 6 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11-02-11 | Hollywoodland
    Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson are teaming up – again – but this time it’s about more than whitewashing history via the big screen. Watts portrayed the former CIA operative in ‘Fair Game,’ the 2010 feature on Wilson’s famous outing by a member of the Bush administration. Now, the two women are joining forces to compel the Obama administration to “cut nuclear weapons instead of education and other priorities.” Their new Public Service Announcement asks citizens to sign a Global Zero pledge found at CutNukes.org. Global Zero is an international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Here’s some...
  • VIDEO: Behind the Bias in the Valerie Plame Scandal

    04/26/2011 3:55:55 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 7 replies
    Hannity special ^ | Apr 25, 2011 | FoxNewsInsider
    VIDEO HERE.
  • Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office

    03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 03/29/11 | Staff Article
    'Fair game' a box-office flop The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason? Poor ticket sales, basically. Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column. The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph...
  • The Plame Affair, Hollywood Style

    12/09/2010 9:08:17 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1+ views
    judithmiller.com ^ | 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...
  • Hollywood myth-making on Valerie Plame controversy

    12/04/2010 2:33:51 PM PST · by FTJM · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/10 | Editorial
    WE'RE NOT in the habit of writing movie reviews. But the recently released film "Fair Game" - which covers a poisonous Washington controversy during the war in Iraq - deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it. The protagonists portrayed in the movie, former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and former spy Valerie Plame, claim that it tells the true story of their battle with the Bush administration over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Ms. Plame's exposure as a CIA agent. "It's accurate," Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson:...
  • "Fair Game", Plame movie, a bomb.

    11/26/2010 1:27:31 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 11/26/10 | None
    A movie that cost 22 million to produce has grossed a 9.3 million world wide after 4 weeks in theater.
  • HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

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

    11/14/2010 9:19:33 PM PST · by stolinsky · 19 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-15-10 | stolinsky
    Hollywood moguls continue their defamation of America, even though the presidency and both houses of Congress have been controlled by fellow leftists for the past two years. How many years of leftist control of the government would be needed before leftists feel that America’s “sins” are forgiven? Would 100 years be enough? One reason the movies are dying is that many movie makers are leftists. Like most leftists, including President Obama, they persist in trying to shove their ideas down people’s throats, rather than listening to what people actually want.
  • Naomi Watts Toughens Up For'Fair Game'[Plame-Wilson Film "Reinforces Their Patriotism"]

    11/11/2010 10:49:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 12, 2010 | Mal Vincent
    Minutes after Naomi Watts, movie star, arrived at the CIA’s secret Virginia training center called The Farm, she was thrown to the ground in a way that left bruises. When she cried out in pain, her instructor glared and informed her, “Don’t say 'ow’ again unless you need to go to the hospital.” During the days that followed, she was “stripped of everything that cloaked her in specialness,” said director Doug Liman. The actress chose the rough treatment, Liman said. He chose Watts to play Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was outed in one of the most controversial episodes...
  • Unfair blame: Truth in flames in Hollywood's Plame 'Game' (Valerie Plame Wilson)

    11/11/2010 11:48:10 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/09/2010 | Staff
    When Hollywood decides a former White House aide is fair game for attack, facts don't come into play. History, however, cannot be so cavalier about the truth. The new movie "Fair Game" - based on the outing of CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson during political battles concerning the war in Iraq - is anything but fair or honest. In depicting former vice-presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby as a sinister point man in a broad effort to destroy Mrs. Wilson's career while concocting a fraudulent case for the war, the movie perpetuates myths that improperly damage U.S. credibility....
  • 'Fair Game' Glamorizes Distortions and Perpetuates Myths (Scooter was 'Fair Game')

    11/09/2010 8:41:15 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies · 1+ views
    World Affairs Journal ^ | September/October 2010 | Stan Crock
    Valerie Plame says in her memoir that she read the report that the CIA wrote immediately after debriefing Wilson on his trip and also read his column before it was published. She added that she thought the column was accurate. She said the report was only a few pages long. No one, let alone a professional intelligence officer, could have missed the part about Iraq trying to buy yellowcake. She had to know the column was wrong, but evidently said nothing. So she was anything but an innocent bystander as her husband created a political firestorm. In a question and...
  • 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...
  • Valerie Plame 'Fair Game' Movie Tosses Name Leaker Richard Armitage Down Memory Hole

    08/21/2010 8:16:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The only way we even know the name of Valerie Plame (and fame seeking hubby Joe Wilson) is that that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage leaked her name as a CIA officer to columnist Robert Novak. That is what set in motion the long drawn out Plamegate affair in which only Scooter Libby was convicted of something other than leaking her name. So you would figure that the supposedly biographical movie scheduled for a November USA release about Plame, Fair Game, would feature Armitage front and center as the principal villain. Right? Wrong. The fact is that "Fair...
  • Democrats: Outing Valerie Plame Bad, Outing Karzai's Brother Good

    11/03/2009 9:20:07 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies · 577+ views
    11/3/09 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Democrats said that the outing of a CIA agent, personnel, whatever, was bad, and said that someone's head in the Bush Administration had to roll. Democrats wanted Cheney, but didn't get him. When the New York Times outs Karzai's brother as supposedly being paid by the CIA to do who knows what, Democrats act as if it is no big deal. What gives?
  • 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...
  • Judge orders partial release of Cheney CIA leak interview

    10/01/2009 9:38:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 5,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-1-09 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release notes and summaries of former Vice President Dick Cheney's 2004 interview with Special Prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case, but is allowing the deletion of what may be some of the most interesting details in the documents. In a ruling issued Thursday morning, Judge Emmet Sullivan flatly rejected claims by both Bush and Obama appointees at DOJ that the entirety of the records should be withheld because their disclosure could discourage White House officials from cooperating in future investigations. The judge said the prospect of such inquiries was...
  • Joe Wilson Lied

    09/15/2009 8:04:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-15-09 | Wordsmith
    This one: Not this one: Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) appears to be a decent and honorable man. Part of his background includes military service (with four sons currently serving). His impassioned outburst during President Obama's healthcare speech may seem out of step with his character and his military discipline, but he vented/channeled what many frustrated Americans were shouting into their tv sets, while provoking a million-mob strong march to turn out in D.C.: You LIE. Not only is former ambassador Joe Wilson a liar; but the current president of the United States is one, too. Congressman Wilson broke decorum and...
  • CIA STRIKES BACK--Demands DOJ Investigation of Recent Congressional Leaks

    09/04/2009 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 1,224+ views
    Well turnabout is fair play.The CIA has found a way to strike back at Eric Holder's decision to investigate the CIA's handling of enhanced interrogation techniques, or at least the progressive Democrats that demanded the investigation. In July congress had a major fit about a secret Bush-era program that was revealed to them by CIA Director Leon Panetta: Congress originally authorized the CIA to develop the secret counterterrorism program that is now drawing fierce criticism from House Democrats who say they were kept in the dark all along, a former senior intelligence official told FOX News on Monday. The program,...
  • CBS Touts Gitmo Torture Charges; Ignores ACLU Showing CIA Agent Photos to Terror Suspects

    08/24/2009 1:47:55 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 16 replies · 935+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 24, 2009 - 15:48 ET | Kyle Drennen
    Early in Saturday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Jeff Glor reported: "Tonight there are new allegations of torture by the CIA. Newsweek magazine is reporting that a secret 2004 report reveals that interrogators used mock executions to intimidate prisoners." Glor went on to talk to Newsweek reporter Mark Hosenball, who claimed: "And in the case of one detainee that we know about, somebody named Abdel-Rahman al Nashiri, who was an alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, this report alleges that at some point CIA interrogators, whether contractors or CIA staff officers, brandished a gun in front of this guy in...
  • 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
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | 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...
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned 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.
  • Bush and the Libby Pardon

    01/15/2009 7:10:03 AM PST · by meandog · 25 replies · 976+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.15.09 | Daniel Henninger
    As the curtain closes on the presidency of George W. Bush, the one loose end dangling is the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. In 2007 Mr. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let us be clear about the Bush legacy. After September 11, not a year into Mr. Bush's term, his became a war presidency. George Bush's place in history will turn on what becomes of Iraq and al Qaeda. If Iraq fails, history will mark down the Bush presidency. If by fits and starts Iraq grows into the...
  • MAYBE BUSH IS NOT SUCH A BAD GUY AFTERALL. TOO BAD THE NEWS PEOPLE DON'T TELL THE TRUTH.

    10/24/2008 6:48:28 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 42 replies · 3,210+ views
    Truth or Fiction .com ^ | Aug - Sep 2008 | Truth or Fiction .com
    MAYBE BUSH IS NOT SUCH A BAD GUY AFTERALL. TOO BAD THE NEWS PEOPLE DON'T TELL THE TRUTH. This has been flying under the radar. Read the MSNBC article and check the truthorfiction.com site. The TorF version is shown below. This event is factual. I have an increased respect for President Bush. He has taken the heat of being called a liar and a war monger for 5 years while he kept his silence to protect the people of the world. This is truly a display of selfless honor. On July 5, 2008, the Associated Press (AP) released a story...
  • Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame Ridicule Robert Novak Over His Brain Tumor

    09/05/2008 9:52:26 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 38 replies · 362+ views
    Creators.com ^ | 9-5-08 | Robert Novak
    .........."There are mad bloggers who profess to take delight in my distress, but there's no need to pay them attention in the face of such an outpouring of good will for me. I had thought 51 years of rough-and-tumble journalism in Washington made me more enemies than friends, but my recent experience suggests the opposite may be the case. But Joe and Valerie Wilson, attempting to breathe life into the Valerie Plame "scandal," issued this statement: "We have long argued that responsible adults should take Novak's typewriter away. The time has arrived for them to also take away the keys...
  • My Brain Tumor ... (Robert D. Novak)

    09/05/2008 8:11:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 61 replies · 709+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Friday, September 05, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    The main reason I am writing this column is that many people have asked me how I first realized I was suffering from a brain tumor and what I have done about it. But I also want to relate the reaction to my disease, mostly compassionate, that belies Washington's reputation. The first sign that I was in trouble came on Wednesday, July 23, when my 2004 black Corvette struck a pedestrian on 18th Street in downtown Washington while I was on my way to my office. I did not realize I had hit anyone until a shirt-sleeved young man on...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Secret U.S. mission hauls ('yellowcake') uranium from Iraq

    07/05/2008 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies · 1,465+ views
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  • NYT reveals name of KSM’s chief interrogator — against CIA’s wishes

    06/21/2008 6:59:54 PM PDT · by MrCFdovnh · 33 replies · 246+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 06-21-2008 | Allahpundit
    Too bad, because an otherwise fascinating story about the scramble to build a counterterror apparatus after 9/11, the merits of coercive vs. non-coercive interrogation, and the stings that nailed Abu Zubaydah and KSM is going to be submerged in a debate over their decision to publish the lead interrogator’s name against his wishes and those of CIA chief Michael Hayden. Here’s the obligatory editor’s note justifying the decision. Quote: "After discussion with agency officials and a lawyer for [the interrogrator], the newspaper declined the request, noting that [the interrogator] had never worked under cover and that others involved in the...
  • Associated Press publishes a blatant lie (Valerie Plame)

    06/21/2008 9:47:33 AM PDT · by big black dog · 11 replies · 120+ views
    In this article detailing Scott ‘Wormtongue the Sellout’ McClellan’s moments of C-SPAN glory in front of a panel of partisan hacks on Capitol Hill today, the opening paragraph (which I won’t quote directly, you can read for yourselves) states that McClellan is claiming he was instructed to say that Cheney and Libby weren’t involved in the leakage of Valerie Plame’s employment status with the CIA, and then goes on to state that such an assertion (their lack of involvement) is false. Excuse me, AP reporter and fact transmogrifying reporter Laurie Kellman, but ever heard of someone named Richard Armitage? You...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • McClellan: White House leaks left me 'disillusioned' (The White House is allowed to declassify)

    05/29/2008 8:52:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 82+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/29/2008 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The incidents that first left then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan "dismayed and disillusioned" about Washington involved the surreptitious release of classified information, McClellan said Thursday. The first of the "defining moments," McClellan told NBC's "Today" show, was when CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was leaked to the media. The second, he said, was when he learned that President Bush had secretly declassified a report on Iraq so Vice President Dick Cheney and Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby could disclose it to reporters. "We had been out there talking about how seriously the president took the...
  • McClellan: Plame leak case was turning point

    05/29/2008 7:58:19 AM PDT · by shamusotoole · 63 replies · 181+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | May 29, 2008 | Mike Celzik
    The former Bush administration pitchman making explosive election-year charges about how the White House handled the Valerie Plame case and built the case for invading Iraq said Thursday that he went to Washington to change it and became “disillusioned” when he realized he was just a pawn in the never-ending political game.
  • McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary

    05/28/2008 3:12:57 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 172 replies · 223+ views
    Wexler.house.gov ^ | 5/28/08 | Congressman Robert Wexler
    Former White House Aide's Revelations Make Out Case for Obstruction of Justice by Rove and Libby in Valerie Plame Case (Washington, DC) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War. “The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney...
  • Michelle Obama 'particularly proud of my husband'

    05/10/2008 3:02:29 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies · 73+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | May 10, 2008 | David Beery
    Michelle Obama, speaking as her husband may have the Democratic presidential nomination within his grasp, told a Chicago luncheon crowd Friday that she's more convinced than ever he is ready for the office. "I'm particularly proud of my husband, who has handled himself with dignity and with strength and with grace," Obama said of the long campaign, as she addressed about 1,800 people, mostly women, at McCormick Place. Obama, offering brief remarks before featured speaker Valerie Plame Wilson took the podium, hit the main talking points of her husband's campaign. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, the luncheon's sponsor, as...
  • 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...
  • U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ADMITS -- SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS DEVELOPING NUCLEAR BOMB

    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...
  • Hillary repeats call to bring home troops (Joined by Valerie Plame)

    03/19/2008 9:55:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 590+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 3/19/08 | CHRIS BRENNAN
    U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton used City Hall yesterday as the backdrop to renew her call to change tactics and withdraw troops from Iraq, saying money spent on the war could be better used to help the national mortgage crisis and this week's shutdown of part of Interstate 95 here. Clinton, D-N.Y., was joined by former CIA agent Valerie Plame and former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson. Plame's undercover identity was leaked to reporters by Bush administration staffers after her husband criticized the war in Iraq. Clinton's speech, coming a day before the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, was designed...