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  • Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

    07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 73 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    .. At a security conference this week, the director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, criticized The New York Times for a recent article about an officer who was tapped to run the agency’s Iran operations, a newsworthy promotion because it was an indication of the hard line against Iran that President Trump promised during his campaign. Mr. Pompeo said that the publication of the official’s name, Michael D’Andrea, was “unconscionable” and put his covert status in jeopardy. Mr. Pompeo’s comments led to a wider discussion about the publication of Mr. D’Andrea’s name, and some readers wrote to us to express...
  • Emails Conversations Contained The Names Of CIA Operatives

    02/01/2016 8:17:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies ^ | Monday, February 1st 2016 | staff
    Clinton’s email included Holy Grail items of American espionage, true names of Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under non-official cover. At the business end if the business.
  • Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)

    06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation and the author of the new book, "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad." (CNN) -- On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration. Investigations by special prosecutors can take on a life of their own. Recall that the investigation of the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas -- in...
  • 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...
  • Libby: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    06/21/2007 2:54:00 AM PDT · by Laverne · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 21 June 2007 | Clarice Feldman
    It is always a challenge to describe legal proceedings for a general audience and accurately capture clearly the gist of the arguments without oversimplifying them or making them utterly boring and incomprehensible to non-lawyers. Having said that, I believe that while the clock is rapidly ticking on Libby's effort to remain free pending the resolution of appeal, the papers he filed Tuesday need to satisfy so little and his arguments are so compelling, that I will be surprised if the Court of Appeals does not agree with his position. As I noted yesterday, there are three general arguments he makes...
  • Yes, Valerie Plame Was Covert

    05/30/2007 12:35:06 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 79 replies · 3,367+ views
    Political Animal via CBS News ^ | May 29, 2007 | Kevin Drum
    In a court filing today, Patrick Fitzgerald provides a summary of Valerie Plame Wilson's status with the CIA's Counterproliferation Division at the time she was outed to the press by members of the Bush administration. Guess what? She was covert: While assigned to CPD, Ms. Wilson engaged in temporary duty (TDY) travel overseas on official business. She traveled at least seven times to more than ten countries. When traveling overseas, Ms. Wilson always traveled under a cover identity — sometimes in true name and sometimes in alias — but always using cover — whether official or non-official cover (NOC) —...
  • Real Story Behind CIA Leak

    03/06/2007 5:54:52 PM PST · by windchime · 89 replies · 2,240+ views
    Fox News Corp. ^ | 3-6-07 | John Gibson
    So let me get this straight: Scooter Libby is going to jail for not remembering who he told what. He didn't lie, evidently. He didn't remember right, and that is a federal crime, of course, if you happen to be speaking to a FBI agent when your memory fails. But at the same time, the same Justice Department has taken the case of a high government official who lied, who stole classified documents, who destroyed those documents, and he's walking around free as a bird. They won't even ask him to take a lie detector test to determine if he...
  • Reporter: Fleischer Told Me About Plame (They All Knew!)

    02/12/2007 9:37:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 115 replies · 2,959+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2/12/2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus testified at the Scooter Libby perjury trial Monday that former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, not Libby, was the first to tell him the identity of Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife in 2003, reports CBS News Justice Department reporter Deirdre Hester . Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days...

    02/02/2007 4:23:48 AM PST · by Laverne · 37 replies · 1,619+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    NOBODY knows what is going to happen in the perjury trial of Scooter Libby, the one-time chief of staff to Vice President Cheney. Every day, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's team presents evidence that Libby lied to a grand jury. Every day, Libby's defense effectively pokes holes in the prosecution's case. ...snip.... I have no doubt that Fitzgerald gets up in the morning and looks in the mirror and sees a righteous man. But alas, his eyes deceive him, and his mirror shows nothing but Narcissus.
  • Legal system out of control

    01/06/2007 5:21:11 AM PST · by Laverne · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | Jan 5, 2007 | By JOHN REINIERS
    Two journalists were sentenced last September for refusing to testify about who leaked secret grand jury testimony to them about Barry Bonds' use of steroids. (They had written a series of articles and a popular book exposing steroid use in the major leagues.) There is a parallel between that travesty and the CIA leak fiasco which resulted in both the indictment of Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff - for obstruction of justice and perjury, and the jailing of yet another journalist who refused to testify about sources. In the Bonds matter, baseball lovers were highly...
  • U.S. Lawyers: Libby May Have Disclosed Iraq Secrets

    11/17/2006 4:11:42 AM PST · by Laverne · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 17, 2006 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    A former White House aide, I. Lewis Libby, may have disclosed conclusions from a highly classified government report on Iraq to journalists before the report was declassified by President Bush, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing. snip.... On Monday, Judge Walton ruled that the government was being too stingy in crafting descriptions that jurors could be shown of the classified security matters Mr. Libby handled. However, the judge withdrew that ruling yesterday, citing a problem with its legal rationale. Mr. Libby's trial is set to begin in January.
  • Fitzgerald doesn't want to talk about Armitage

    10/30/2006 4:53:32 PM PST · by Laverne · 73 replies · 1,866+ views
    NBC News ^ | 30 October 2006 | By Joel Seidman
    WASHINGTON - Without ever mentioning him by name, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, in a court filing Monday, argues that a jury in the CIA/Leak trial should not consider evidence concerning why he did not charge former State Department official Richard Armitage with leaking Valerie Plame's name to reporters. It is a crime to intentionally disclose the name of a classified CIA operative. Fitzgerald writes, "The fact that no other person was charged with a crime relating to the disclosure of classified information says absolutely nothing about whether defendant Libby is guilty of the charged crimes."
  • 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...
  • Female Freeper Singer Wanted (To Sing "Plame Game" Parody)

    09/13/2006 8:05:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 259+ views
    PJ-Comix | September 13, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I'm looking for a female Freeper singer who can imitate the style of Shirley Ellis singing the "Name Game." In this case it will be a parody of the "Name Game" called the "Plame Game," written by that famous Tin Pan Alley songmeister and Freeper, Charles Henrickson. Whoever can sing and record this song parody in a satisfactory way can expect it to at least get wide play on the Web via my DUmmie FUnnies Blog and other places. Perhaps a radio station might even play it such as part of a talk radio show. Who knows? Anyway, here is...
  • New Questions About Inquiry in C.I.A. Leak

    09/01/2006 8:50:56 PM PDT · by rightgrafix · 193 replies · 4,200+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 2, 2006 | By DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 — An enduring mystery of the C.I.A. leak case has been solved in recent days, but with a new twist: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, knew the identity of the leaker from his very first day in the special counsel’s chair, but kept the inquiry open for nearly two more years before indicting I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, on obstruction charges. Now, the question of whether Mr. Fitzgerald properly exercised his prosecutorial discretion in continuing to pursue possible wrongdoing in the case has become the subject of rich debate on...
  • The Valerie Plame lawsuit: Keep conspiracy alive!

    07/19/2006 5:26:39 PM PDT · by Laverne · 32 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/06 | Bryon York
    In May, former CIA employee Valerie Plame, the woman at the heart of the CIA leak investigation, agreed to write her memoirs for Crown Publishing for a reported $2.5 million. The book was scheduled to come out in fall 2007 and was to be titled Fair Game. Everything seemed set. And then the deal fell through. A Crown spokesman told The New York Times that the company and Plame “had a difference of opinion on some of the contract terms.” Nobody offered any details. Weeks later, in mid-July, Plame reached another agreement with another publisher, Simon & Schuster. This deal...
  • Fitzgerald, Scooter and Us

    06/06/2006 3:57:32 AM PDT · by Laverne · 55 replies · 1,674+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 6/6/06 | Editorial
    The special prosecutor wants to use our editorial as evidence. Sorry. "One of the mysteries of the recent yellowcake uranium flap is why the White House has been so defensive about an intelligence judgment that we don't yet know is false, and that the British still insist is true. So imagine our surprise when Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald declared his intention last month to use that editorial as part of his perjury and obstruction case against former Vice Presidential aide Scooter Libby, who had also questioned Mr. Wilson's claims. It suggests that his case is a lot weaker than his...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Abdurahman Alamoudi's "Oil for Yellowcake"

    12/07/2005 7:11:31 PM PST · by SBD1 · 35 replies · 1,627+ views
    Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily ^ | July 15, 2004: | Gregory R. Copley
    Special Report New Attempt to Distract Niger Uranium Export Issue Away From Libyan Rôle Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS. New attempts are being made by officials from Niger to obfuscate the political picture with regard to the supply of Niger-originating uranium to Iraq. However, there is now a growing possibility that the reality that Niger supplied uranium to Libya, and that Libya hosted the Iraqi strategic weapons programs from about 1998 onwards, will be openly acknowledged by US and UK governments in the near future. The exclusive reporting on this matter by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs — reporting...
  • Saddam's Shadow-The Clinton Adminitration knew about Iraq Uranium

    12/04/2005 8:21:13 AM PST · by SBD1 · 20 replies · 1,607+ views
    Africa Energy & Mining | June 18, 1997 | Indigo Publications
    Saddam's Shadow Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 Copyright 1997 Indigo Publications Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 SECTION: MINING; DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO; N. 207 LENGTH: 787 words HEADLINE: Saddam's Shadow BODY: It's not only diamonds and base metals that interest big mining companies and the latter are not alone in being interested in Katanga. In the delegation that the United States sent to Kinshasa on June 2 under its ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, the state department's African affairs department was represented by Marc Baas, director for Central Africa. (Susan Rice, director for African...