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  • 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
    CNN.com ^ | 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...
  • THE LIBBY FARCE

    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...
  • Joe Wilson's Gabon Uranium Processing Plant!!

    11/26/2005 5:32:18 PM PST · by SBD1 · 34 replies · 1,793+ views
    Global News Wire-- Africa Analysis ^ | February 5, 1999 | Global News Wire
    Global News Wire Africa Analysis February 5, 1999 LENGTH: 294 words HEADLINE: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE...: FRANCEVILLE, GABON. BODY: Cogema's closure of the Mounana uranium mine near here leaves sub--Saharan Africa with only three producers of radioactive material -- Niger, Namibia and South Africa (where it is a by--product of gold mining; Africa Analysis, no.307). With uranium prices depressed, and unlikely to pick up in the immediate future, Cogema (Compagnie Generale des Matieres Nucleaires de France) has abandoned plans for a short--life open--pit operation at the nearby Mikouloungou deposit, which contains an estimated 1,100 tonnes of uranium. Mounana's 150--strong...
  • Unclassified report from CIA Iraq WMD Program as of June 2001

    11/24/2005 2:55:33 PM PST · by SBD1 · 25 replies · 1,917+ views
    Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to WMD ^ | 1 January Through 30 June 2001 | Director of Central Intelligence
    ATTACHMENTUnclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions,  1 January Through 30 June 2001 IraqBaghdad has refused since December 1998 to allow United Nations inspectors into Iraq as required by Security Council Resolution 687.  In spite of ongoing UN efforts to establish a follow-on inspection regime comprising the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the IAEA’s Iraq Action Team, no UN inspections occurred during this reporting period.  Moreover, the automated video monitoring systemsinstalled by the UN at known and suspect WMD facilities in Iraq are still not...
  • Hadley Sly on Whether He's a CIA Leak Source

    11/18/2005 7:37:11 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 937+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/5
    BUSAN, South Korea — National Security Adviser won't say if he was the source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. But Hadley volunteered on Friday that some administration officials say he's not the leaker. Accompanying President Bush at a summit here, Hadley was asked at a news briefing whether he was Woodward's source. Referring to news accounts about the case, Hadley said with a smile, "I've also seen press reports from White House officials saying that I am not one of his sources." He said he would not comment further...
  • What Woodward Knew

    11/17/2005 6:12:45 PM PST · by YaYa123 · 117 replies · 4,051+ views
    US News ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Michael Barone
    What to think of the quite astonishing revelation that Bob Woodward was told by administration sources—not Scooter Libby or Karl Rove, it seems clear—that Joseph Wilson's wife worked at the CIA, and told a month before what Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said was the first revelation by an administration source, Libby, to a member of the press? Here's the story from yesterday's Post on Woodward's testimony, and here's Woodward's statement, printed next to the story on the jump page. Here's the story by the Post's excellent media reporter Howard Kurtz on Woodward's apology to Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie for...
  • Source: Cheney Isn't Woodward's Source

    11/17/2005 7:14:09 PM PST · by Doofer · 114 replies · 3,125+ views
    AP ^ | 17 November 05 | JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer
    Vice President Dick Cheney is not the unidentified source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about the CIA status of the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson, a person familiar with the investigation said Thursday. Woodward did not talk with the vice president that day, did not provide the information that's been reported in Woodward's notes and has not had any conversations over the past several weeks about any release for allowing Woodward to testify, said the person, speaking on condition of anonymity. Woodward gave a sworn deposition in the CIA leak investigation on Monday, testifying that a...
  • Washington Post urged to probe Woodward's role in CIA case (Wilson calls for probe of Woodward)

    11/17/2005 12:11:41 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 200 replies · 5,286+ views
    Reuters ^ | nov. 17, 2005 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joseph Wilson, the husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, called on Thursday for an inquiry by The Washington Post into the conduct of journalist Bob Woodward, who repeatedly criticized the leak investigation without disclosing his own involvement. "It certainly gives the appearance of a conflict of interest. He was taking an advocacy position when he was a party to it," Wilson said. Woodward testified under oath on Monday to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that a senior Bush administration official casually told him in mid-June 2003 about Plame's position at the CIA. The surprise testimony appeared to...
  • Did Valerie Plame help elect Chirac outing herself in 1995

    11/15/2005 5:44:31 PM PST · by SBD1 · 26 replies · 4,375+ views
    Time Magazine and The Evening Standard ^ | October 27, 2003 and February 22, 1995 and March 7, 1995 | Michael Duffy ,Timothy J. Burger and Jeremy Campbell, and Adam Sage in Paris
    This is from the news section on the CTC International Group, Inc. website where Plame’s former supervisor, Frederick W. Rustmann, sits on the Executive Comittee. NOC NOC. Who’s There? A Special Kind of Agent Time Magazine Michael Duffy and Timothy J. Burger October 27th, 2003 It’s not every woman who runs a background check on a guy who’s asking her out on a date. But if you were a secret agent working undercover, you would be extra careful too. In 1997 Valerie Plame was being courted by a man who had served as a U.S. diplomat in nine countries, many...
  • New CBSNews President: World Series Over Supreme Court?

    10/30/2005 6:07:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,361+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 30, 2005
    NEW CBSNEWS PRESIDENT: WORLD SERIES OVER SUPREME COURT? Sun Oct 30 2005 20:27:16 ET At his first editorial meeting of the "CBS Evening News" since being named president of CBS News last week, Sean McManus listened to the proposed rundown for that night's program: Harriet E. Miers' troubled nomination for the Supreme Court; the possible indictments of I. Lewis Libby Jr. and Karl Rove in connection with the leaking of the name of a CIA agent, the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma and the World Series victory of the Chicago White Sox. The NEW YORK TIMES reports on Monday, "Then they...
  • MoveOn Watch: MoveOn Caught in Deceptive Cover-Up

    10/29/2005 6:46:57 AM PDT · by jbamb · 3 replies · 389+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 10-29-05 | John Bambenek
    (Read other installments of MoveOn Watch here) The MoveOn e-mail reads "Indicted! White House Caught In Iraq Cover-Up". Except one thing, the investigation has absolutely nothing to do with Iraq. Here is the text of the memo that empowered Fitzgerald as to what he can investigate: Dear Patrick: At your request, I am writing to clarify that my December 30, 2003, delegation to you of "all the authority of the Attorney General with respect to the Department's investigation into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a CIA employee's identity" is plenary and includes the authority to investigate and prosecute violations of...
  • The Questions Not Asked

    10/28/2005 11:45:48 AM PDT · by jbamb · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 10/29/05 | John Bambenek
    Crossposted at Part-Time Pundit by John BambenekDuring the press conference this afternoon, US Prosecutor Fitzgerald emphasized that no one knew that Valerie Wilson/Plame worked for the FBI and that her cover has been blown. He said that she needed that cover and the blowing of that cover has harmed national security. After reading the indictment and listening to the press conference. Libby was charged with perjury, obstruction, and lying to investigators. If Libby leaked the name of a covered operative why is he not charged as such? The prosecutor during the press conference, Fitzgerald said he was “the first person...
  • Hannity spanking Bill Press. The lib talking heads gone berserk

    07/13/2005 12:15:14 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 191 replies · 4,681+ views
    Hannity Radio Show
    Bill Press et al heads are exploding right before our eyes. From Julianne Malvox, to Begala, to Press. These people are totally off the deep end in their frustration and are foaming at the mouth with their rabid hatred for Bush.
  • Wilson DID claim "the administration" sent him to Niger. PROOF.

    07/15/2005 7:00:07 AM PDT · by krazyrep · 79 replies · 2,204+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 14, 2003 | Joseph Wilson
    Published on Sunday, September 14, 2003 by the San Jose Mercury News Seeking Honesty in U.S. Policy by Joseph Wilson Note the following passage: At the request of the administration I traveled to the West African nation of Niger in February 2002 to check out the allegation. I reported that such a sale was highly unlikely, but my conclusions -- as well as the same conclusions from our ambassador on the scene and from a four-star Marine Corps general -- were ignored by the White House
  • GOP AT ODDS OVER WHETHER TO FIGHT OR BACK AWAY

    10/27/2005 8:33:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 84 replies · 2,519+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/5 | DEBORAH ORIN
    JITTERY Republicans are all on high-anxiety watch for in dictments in the CIA leak case, but they're deeply split over whether to fight back. "If anyone is indicted basically because of a battle between the CIA and the White House, we have to be ready to defend them and not just run and hide," said House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "I don't know how you defend yourself against a fraud like Joe Wilson without laying the facts out," adds King, who wears it as a badge of honor that Wilson this week called him a "p-...
  • "A Little Literary Flair" (Joe Wilson wasn't a truth-teller)

    07/18/2004 3:42:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 40 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 26, 2004 | Matthew Continetti
    Joe Wilson wasn't a truth-teller.ONE DAY LAST OCTOBER, Ambassador Joe Wilson, his wife Valerie in tow, traveled to the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., for lunch. It was a big day for Wilson. He was the guest of honor at a banquet thrown by the Nation Institute, which publishes the Nation, the venerable lefty weekly. Daniel Ellsberg was there. So was New Jersey senator Jon Corzine. Towards the end of lunch, plates of cold salad shunted aside, Wilson was invited onstage. Looking the part of a globetrotting former diplomat in his Zegna suit and trademark Hermčs tie, he...
  • The Incredibles

    10/25/2005 8:16:24 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/25/05 | Stephan Hays
    ON JUNE12, 2003, when he first published a story about the matter, Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus became the second journalist to have been used by Ambassador Joseph Wilson to peddle bogus information about his February 2002 trip to Niger. Wilson told Pincus that he had debunked Bush administration claims that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger. He was specific and apparently seemed credible. And Pincus bought it all. He wrote: Armed with information purportedly showing that Iraqi officials had been seeking to buy uranium in Niger one or two years earlier, the CIA in early February 2002 dispatched a...
  • Times Trashfest: The Trashing of Judith Miller

    10/25/2005 9:26:05 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 62 replies · 2,941+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/25/2005 | John Podhoretz
    TIMES TRASHFEST IN the past few days, writers and editors of The New York Times have taken turns trashing the talent, integrity, skills and character of their colleague, Judith Miller — a reporter who had just spent nearly three months in jail defending the paper's journalistic rights against a hard-charging special prosecutor whose appointment the Times had demanded two years before. It's fair to say that nothing like this has ever happened before in the annals of American journalism. No one contemporaneously employed by a newspaper has ever been assailed by a colleague in its pages the way Maureen Dowd...
  • Indictments Coming Tomorrow; Targets Received Letters Today (Latest Lib Rumor)

    10/25/2005 3:06:54 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 268 replies · 10,020+ views
    thewashingtonnote.com ^ | October 25, 2005 | Steve Clemons
    An uber-insider source has just reported the following to TWN: 1. 1-5 indictments are being issued. The source feels that it will be towards the higher end. 2. The targets of indictment have already received their letters. 3. The indictments will be sealed indictments and "filed" tomorrow. 4. A press conference is being scheduled for Thursday. The shoe is dropping. More soon.
  • GOOD NEWS FOR SCOOTER – BUT MORE MSM CONFUSION (Friend of Fitz & Former Fed Prosecutor Comments)

    10/18/2005 4:27:18 PM PDT · by frankjr · 18 replies · 1,972+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/18/05 | Andy McCarthy
    In talking on Sunday about Judy Miller’s revelations and their possible fallout under the espionage act (which generally prohibits leaking classified information), Mark Levin and yours truly batted around whether the “fact” that Valerie Plame worked in CIA’s WINPAC unit could have been classified information. The question seemed important because Judy Miller says that’s what Scooter Libby told her. Well, it looks like the fact was not a fact. AP reports that Plame, according to agency sources, never worked in WINPAC at all. Obviously, for something to be classified information, it has to be information that the government (a) possesses...
  • Special Report: Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials

    10/17/2005 1:30:57 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 77 replies · 4,074+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 17, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Special Report: Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials The true facts in the CIA-leak case are now becoming astonishingly clear. New York Times reporter Judith Miller's testimony, as she describes it in the Sunday edition of her paper, proves that the wrong people are under investigation. It's not really a story about Bush officials Lewis Libby and Karl Rove and their conversations with the press. Rather, it's a story about a CIA bureaucracy working to undermine the Bush administration through the media and cover up for its own mistakes. It's now obvious that Bush officials are spending time before a grand...
  • The White House, the CIA, and the Wilsons

    10/15/2005 6:03:13 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 42 replies · 2,448+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/24/05 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The chain of events that gave rise to a grand jury investigation FOR TWO YEARS, THE political class in Washington has followed with intense interest the story of Joseph Wilson and the events that led to the compromising of his wife's identity and undercover status as a CIA operative. The rest of the country seems to have responded with a collective yawn. That will soon change if special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald issues indictments of senior White House aides in his investigation of the alleged leaking of Mrs. Wilson's name.The narrative constructed to date by the mainstream media is uncomplicated: The...
  • So You Think You Can Nuance?

    08/09/2005 10:44:57 PM PDT · by AZ_Cowboy · 14 replies · 442+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/8/05 | Ned Rice
    I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened: The Left is now blaming President Bush for the weather. Specifically they're claiming that the current heat wave is a result of the global warming President Bush just hasn't done enough to stop. Whereas the consensus in the scientific community seems to be leaning towards an alternate explanation: It's summertime. Oh, but this is a different kind of heat, the Left insists. It's...hotter, somehow. (At least they aren't claiming it's a dry heat). But if the current heat wave bolsters the theory of global warming favored by noted...
  • Playing the Valerie Plame Game - (Frank Rich, NY Times: "Rove high threshold of criminality!")

    07/28/2005 12:48:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 1,078+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | JULY 28, 2005 | ISAIAH Z. STERRETT
    The current game in Washington is to pretend that nobody knew who Joe Wilson's wife was. I have to admit that I haven’t been very attentive to the news lately, mainly because I just got a job in Joe Wilson’s office. He takes care of the missus -- shhhh! -- while I plan his “investigations.” Next week he’s off to Disney World to “find Mickey.” Look for his upcoming op-ed in the New York Times, tentatively entitled, “What I Found in Orlando.” My current favorite hobby is pretending that -- unlike everyone in Washington -- I actually didn’t know who...
  • FLASH: Joe Wilson Rushes New Book into Publication!

    07/15/2005 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 44 replies · 1,884+ views
    Yossarian Press ^ | 7/14/05 | Yossarian
    NEWSFLASH FROM THE PUBLISHING WORLD!On the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity, Joe Wilson is rushing to get the latest edition of his bestselling political thriller on the shelves: Look for it soon at Barnes & Nobles, Borders, your local DNC offices, and wherever else leftist propaganda can be purchased by the adoring, obediant masses!
  • Wilson Accuses Bush White House of Keeping File on Him (Plamegate)

    07/14/2005 1:10:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 119 replies · 2,618+ views
    Thursday, July 14, 2005 | Kristinn
    <p>Former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV today accused the Bush administration of keeping an intelligence file on him and his wife, CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson.</p> <p>Wilson made the charge at a Capitol press conference with Sen. Charles Schumer ('Rat-NY). He stated that he's been told that at a March 2003 meeting held at the White House by aide to Vice President Cheney Scooter Libby, a 'work up' file on him and his family was ordered.</p>
  • Bush Passes on Public Endorsement of Rove (not)

    07/13/2005 3:30:55 PM PDT · by Bogeygolfer · 33 replies · 915+ views
    AP ^ | July 13, 2005 | Tom Raum
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush passed up a chance Wednesday to express confidence in senior aide Karl Rove in a political fight over a news leak that exposed a CIA officer's identity. The lack of endorsement surprised some White House officials who had been told Bush would back his embattled friend. "It's a tempest in a teapot," said Denzil Garrison, former state GOP leader in Oklahoma. But some Republicans said Rove may need to go. "I think he should resign," said Jim Holt, a Republican state senator in Arkansas who is running for lieutenant governor. "I hope Karl Rove doesn't...
  • Bush aide Rove was Time reporter's source-Newsweek

    07/10/2005 9:12:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 216 replies · 4,755+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | July 10, 2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House advisor Karl Rove was one of the secret sources that spoke to reporters about a covert CIA operative whose identity was leaked to the media, Newsweek magazine reported in its latest edition. The magazine said Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove talked to Time magazine about former ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame. Luskin said Rove recently gave Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper permission to testify about the conversation to a grand jury investigating the leak in 2003, according to Newsweek. A U.S. federal judge ordered Cooper, along with...
  • Did Capitol Hill Blue Post An Article With Fabrications?

    07/08/2003 1:32:03 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 227 replies · 9,947+ views
    In this article on Capitol Hill Blue, there are the following lines:"The report had already been discredited," said Terrance J. Wilkinson, a CIA advisor present at two White House briefings. "This point was clearly made when the President was in the room during at least two of the briefings." Bush's response was anger, Wilkinson said. "He said that if the current operatives working for the CIA couldn't prove the story was true, then the agency had better find some who could," Wilkinson said. "He said he knew the story was true and so would the world after American troops secured...