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  • Arthur Schwartz Tweet Via Frank Quattrone [Tweet Re: Comey & FBI]

    07/05/2016 1:52:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    https://twitter.com/FrankQuattrone ^ | 7/5/16 | Arthur Schwartz
    FBI Director Comey: No "reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges against Hillary ClintonSays the man who once indicted me over a 23-word email that encouraged my team to save subpoenaed documents
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • 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.
  • Heavyweight breaks ranks with GOP, endorsing Clinton (Turncoat Armitage)

    06/16/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Richard Armitage, who held top national security positions in the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, said he would vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan, told Politico on Thursday. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican. He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Clinton...
  • Former Sanders adviser: 'Israel will be eliminated'

    04/20/2016 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 4/20/16 | David Rosenberg
    Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is no stranger to controversy, with a legacy of questionable statements on Israel and the US government. In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In 2007 Wilkerson appeared in a Dutch documentary, claiming that American foreign policy was dominated by “the Jewish lobby”. Despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015. In the wake...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Email shows Secretary Clinton helped Joe Wilson get government contracts

    01/12/2016 9:36:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Rick Moran
    Getting lucrative government contracts is easy – if you know the right people.  And in the case of former ambassador Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, it was Hillary Clinton who greased the skids so that government contracts could go to business associates and friends. Is this really in the job description of the secretary of state? Daily Caller: Wilson’s requests for help — on behalf of an American engineering contractor he consulted for called Symbion Power — is a recurring theme in each monthly Clinton email dump. The latest two batches of records are no different....
  • The Wilson, Rockefeller, & McCarthy Ties

    04/27/2006 7:19:49 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 60 replies · 1,321+ views
    Very interesting stuff going on in the Mary McCarthy files. It appears many of us missed a few important connections: One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be considered members of the “yellowcake community” within the Clinton national security apparatus of the 1990s.There are more questions than answers for the moment, but yellowcake uramium is not only of strategic importance for WMD...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Valerie Plame on the 'Scary' State of Cybersecurity [and Scott Walker]

    07/24/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Inc. ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Maria Aspan Senior editor, Inc.
    Cyber warfare has gone nuclear. So says Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA agent who spent her intelligence career working against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Now she’s taking on a new task: helping government agencies and companies stem the relentless flood of hacker attacks. “There’s a huge impact on national security and intelligence,” says Plame, who this spring became an adviser to cybersecurity startup Global Data Sentinel. “The new normal is going to be more and more of these hacks, whether it’s Target or Home Depot or the Office of Personnel Management or Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos.”...
  • Scooter Libby went to prison for less than what Hillary did

    08/05/2015 11:34:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-15 | DrJohn
    David Petraeus saw his career come to an end for mishandling classified information. Sandy Berger was punished for mishandling classified information. Scooter Libby got it worst of all. And he did virtually nothing. Remember Scooter Libby? Libby was the Bush aide who went to prison for having a bad memory. He was hunted down and persecuted by Peter Fitzgerald who was looking for the scalp of the person who allegedly leaked the name of Valerie Plame. Libby went to prison and he wasn't even the leaker. Richard Armitrage was. Jennifer Rubin: Right Turn readers know my view that former vice...
  • Valerie Plame's Husband: Jeb Plans to Kill or Torture All Arabs He Can Find

    05/20/2015 6:32:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeb Bush: wannabe Arab killer and torturer. That was the portrait of the prospective Republican presidential candidate that Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA employee Valerie Plame, has painted. Appearing on Chris Hayes's MSNBC show this evening, Wilson claimed that the "conclusion you come to," looking at his foreign policy advisers, is that Jeb's plan is "to kill all Arabs we find on the streets," and if we can't kill them, "to torture them." View the video here.
  • Leaking At All Costs: What the CIA is willing to do to hurt the Bush administration.

    11/29/2005 9:20:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 40 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 30, 2005 | John Hinderaker
    The CIA'S war against the Bush administration is one of the great untold stories of the past three years. It is, perhaps, the agency's most successful covert action of recent times. The CIA has used its budget to fund criticism of the administration by former Democratic officeholders. The agency allowed an employee, Michael Scheuer, to publish and promote a book containing classified information, as long as, in Scheuer's words, "the book was being used to bash the president." However, the agency's preferred weapon has been the leak. In one leak after another, generally to the New York Times or the...
  • Liz Cheney: 'Fantasies' being spread about former VP

    05/17/2009 8:37:16 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 995+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-17-09
    Liz Cheney said Sunday that some of the stories in print about her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were "fantasies" cooked up by some of his old Bush administration rivals. Responding to a question about Dick Cheney's role in pushing for aggressive interrogations, Liz Cheney pointed to Lawrence Wilkerson, the chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, for spreading inaccurate information about her father. Wilkerson "has made a cottage industry of fantasies about the vice president," she said on ABC's "This Week." "It's important to look at the source" of media reports, Cheney said. "Nobody talking about...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • 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:
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • France orders special forces to protect Niger uranium: source

    01/29/2013 5:51:47 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31am EST | John Irish, Geert de Clercq, Muriel Boselli, Michel Rose in Paris, Abdoulaye Massalatchi in Niamey
    (Reuters) - France has ordered special forces to protect uranium sites run by state-owned Areva in Niger as the threat of attacks on its interests rises after its intervention against rebels in Mali, a military source said on Thursday. ... Seven workers, including five French nationals, were kidnapped in Arlit by al Qaeda's north African arm AQIM in September 2010. It later released three of the hostages but four French citizens are still being held. ... According to a parliamentary committee enquiring into France's supplies of uranium, about 18 percent of the raw material used to power France's 58 nuclear...
  • White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation

    06/09/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 9, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country. The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record. Bongo’s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury. Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each...
  • Obama reaches out to Mullah Omar, Mullah Omar reaches out for more destruction

    01/03/2012 12:53:16 AM PST · by Frankusa · 8 replies
    The AP reported last week that "U.S. officials from the State Department and White House plan to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives." The AP report went on to say that "one member of the Taliban negotiating team has been publicly identified as Tayyab Aga [Agha], an emissary of Pakistan-based Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar." But sadly, and ironically, while the Obama administration is desperately reaching out to Mullah Omar, Mr. Omar is strengthening his resolve to kill US troops and to wreak havoc upon Afghanistan. From the Times of India: Taliban militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
  • John Kiriakou, ex-spy and media darling

    01/29/2012 11:16:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    In his Loyal Opposition blog, New York Times ed page editor Andrew Rosenthal goes after the Justice Department’s decision to prosecute former CIA officer, former Democratic Senate staffer and Huffington Post blogger John Kiriakou for leaking classified information — including the names of CIA operatives — to journalists. Rosenthal writes, That may seem simple: CIA officer, classified information disclosed, prison. But take a closer look. He’s been charged with revealing that two men accused of organizing the Sept. 11 attacks, Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, were tortured. So the man who blew the whistle on torture may go to...
  • 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:...
  • Novak: Wilson did not forcefully object to naming of CIA wife in column

    10/07/2007 10:05:00 PM PDT · by Jean S · 10 replies · 689+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/07 | Mike Soraghan
    Columnist Robert Novak said Saturday Ambassador Joe Wilson did not forcefully object to the naming of his CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, when Novak spoke to him prior to the publication of a column that sparked a federal investigation and sent White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to jail. “He was not terribly exercised about it,” Novak said. Instead, Wilson focused on not being portrayed as simply an opponent of the Iraq war. Wilson also stressed that his wife went by his last name, Wilson, rather than Plame, Novak said. Novak forcefully defended his handling of the column...
  • Judge Denies Wilson's Bid to Avoid Libby Trial

    01/12/2007 3:01:53 PM PST · by johnny7 · 42 replies · 1,482+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | January 12, 2007 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has rejected, for now, the effort by a former ambassador, Joseph Wilson IV, to escape testifying in the trial of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr. "Since Ambassador Wilson has yet to be actually called as a witness, he has not been inconvenienced, nor can he establish at this time that the subpoena is unreasonable or oppressive. Accordingly, his motion is premature," Judge Reggie Walton wrote in an order dated Tuesday.
  • File and run (Plame's lawyer - phfft!)

    10/11/2006 10:53:08 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 2,418+ views
    WashTimes-Inside the Beltway ^ | 11-11-06 | John Kaslin
    "Or maybe the case has no merit." So suggests the latest issue of the American Lawyer, citing one theory as to why Valerie Plame of CIA-leak fame suddenly parted ways with her attorney, Proskauer Rose partner Christopher Wolf -- her next-door neighbor, no less -- shortly after her civil action was filed against senior Bush administration officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney and White House aide Karl Rove. "The breakup was a shock," writes the magazine's Elizabeth Goldberg, given that Mr. Wolf had filed the suit only "a month earlier." Headlined "File and run," the article quotes lawyer Victoria Toensing,...
  • Clearing the Air Over ‘Plamegate’ (Also, Novak on C-SPAN, Live at 9 a.m.)

    09/15/2006 2:22:40 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 13 replies · 917+ views
    The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register ^ | 15 Sep 06 | The Intelligencer
    For months Washington’s liberal chattering class filled the airwaves and spilled barrels of ink on the always implausible conspiracy theory holding that Bush White House Pooh-Bahs intentionally leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame in retaliation for her husband’s very public and largely untruthful campaign against the Bush administration’s war policy. But a new book by two decidedly not Bush-friendly reporters — David Corn of the left-wing Nation and Michael Isikoff of the Washington Post — shows the whole controversy to be a sham. No White House people were involved at all. Instead, the leaker was Deputy Secretary of...
  • 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>
  • NYT, Miller spar over role in leak probe("Judas" Miller-to the NYT that is)

    10/22/2005 7:53:24 PM PDT · by Saynotosocialism · 25 replies · 1,880+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2005 | By PETE YOST
    New York Times reporter Judith Miller speaks during the 2005 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005. Miller, who was jailed 85 days for refusing to reveal a source, defended her decision to go to jail to protect the source and told a journalism conference Tuesday that reporters need a federal shield law so that others won't face the same sanctions. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON -- In the latest fallout from the CIA leak investigation, reporter Judith Miller and The New York Times are engaging in a very public fight about her seeming...
  • Calendars show Armitage met reporter [Plame, Woodward, - Ben Bradlee says "likely source."}

    08/21/2006 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,392+ views
    Calendars show Armitage met reporter By MATT APUZZO and JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writers 11 minutes ago Then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame. Armitage's official State Department calendars, provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show a one-hour meeting marked "private appointment" with Woodward on June 13, 2003. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has investigated whether Bush administration officials intentionally revealed Plame's identity as a one-time CIA covert operative...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-21-06 (TruthOut Announces Impending Arrival Of The Great Pumpkin)

    08/21/2006 1:19:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies · 1,962+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 21, 2006 | Jason Leopold, Marc Ash, DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The Great Pumpkin is finally going to be appearing! No, really! It's TRUE. TRUTHOUT just made this grand announcement in the form of saying that Karl Rove was really REALLY indicted last May 12. Oh, and the only reason why we don't know about it is that his indictment has been sealed all this time. You can read the TruthOut Great Pumpkin announcement in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Jason Leopold and Marc Ash|Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy." Yeah, now there are two reliable sources, a degenerate drug-addicted liar and a former fashion editor. And where is Sonny Crockett?...
  • CIA gives Libby overviews of briefings

    08/10/2006 10:19:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies · 498+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 8-9-06 | Matt Apuzzo
    WASHINGTON - The CIA says it has provided short summaries of Vice President Dick Cheney's daily security briefings to defense attorneys for his indicted former chief of staff. The documents, which were provided in response to a March court order, summarize a wide range of national security issues that consumed the working day of Cheney and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who is accused of five counts of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI. In a document filed Wednesday in federal court, the CIA reported that it gave the material to Libby's lawyers in three batches starting in May. The...
  • N.Y. Times Must Surrender Reporters' Phone Data (Appellate panel rejects First Amendment claim)

    08/02/2006 5:07:20 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 16 replies · 1,027+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/2/06 | Charles Lane
    The New York Times may not withhold reporters' phone records from a federal grand jury investigating an alleged leak of a pending government raid on two Islamic charities suspected of supporting terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. A three-judge panel of the New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled 2 to 1 that the Times has no First Amendment or other legal right to refuse a demand for the records from the grand jury in Chicago, which was empaneled by U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald. The government's interest in rooting out a possible crime outweighs...
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • The African Connection: Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Monitor · 63 replies · 1,790+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 25th, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. Jefferson is anxious to overturn the ruling of federal Judge Hogan of the Washington, DC federal District Court, who allowed the raid. One can only surmise that the seized documents contain material even more embarrassing than the discovery of $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to...
  • Mr. Stability : The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism

    11/01/2005 6:56:28 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Slate.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Mr. Stability The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 1:47 PM ET Scowcroft longs for the "peace" of Saddam's regime The sole point of the non-findings of the Fitzgerald non-investigation, into the non-commission of non-crimes and the non-outing of a non-covert CIA bureaucrat, is (as Messrs. Kerry, Krugman, Rich, and others keep reminding us) that it might even yet trigger the long-awaited inquest into the Iraq intervention. I very strongly hope that there is a full-dress postmortem into this country's Iraq policy, though I am not ready to assume that "inquest" or...
  • Bulletin from the Libby Courtroom (NRO Corner)

    05/05/2006 1:21:35 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 63 replies · 1,934+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | Byron York
    Lewis Libby defense lawyer Theodore Wells told a federal judge a short time ago that the Libby defense team has located “five witnesses who will say under oath that Mr. [Joseph] Wilson told them his wife worked for the CIA.” Wells said he expects that prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will call Wilson himself to the stand to rebut those accusations. Today's hearing concerning what evidence Fitzgerald is required to turn over to the Libby defense team turned into an extended discussion of whether jurors will be allowed to assess Joseph Wilson's credibility vs. that of the administration as it concerns the...
  • Bush Authorized Leak to Times, Libby Told Grand Jury

    04/06/2006 6:45:44 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 45 replies · 2,988+ views
    nysun.com ^ | April 6, 2006 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A former White House aide under indictment for obstructing a leak probe, I. Lewis Libby, testified to a grand jury that he gave information from a closely-guarded "National Intelligence Estimate" on Iraq to a New York Times reporter in 2003 with the specific permission of President Bush, according to a new court filing from the special prosecutor in the case.
  • Tierney: Being wrong on Iraq's WMD is not a crime

    10/25/2005 10:52:25 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies · 666+ views
    statesman.com ^ | October 26, 2005 | John Tierney
    <p>If you, like me, have been trying to figure out the point of Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation, Howard Dean has a couple of answers.</p> <p>Neither involves the original reason for the special prosecutor's investigation — the accusation that White House aides deliberately outed a covert CIA agent. Much of Washington now figures that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby didn't violate that law. But Dean, the Democratic Party's chairman, says we need to look at the larger lessons from this scandal.</p>
  • Cheney May Be Source in CIA Leak, Report Says

    10/25/2005 8:43:31 AM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 68 replies · 2,219+ views
    Cheney May Be Source in CIA Leak, Report Says Prosecutor Is Thought to Be Close to Ending Investigation NEW YORK (Oct. 25) - Notes in the hand of a federal prosecutor suggest the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney first heard of the covert CIA officer central to a leak investigation from Cheney himself, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said notes of a previously undisclosed June 12, 2003, conversation between I. Lewis Libby and Cheney appear to differ from Libby's grand jury testimony that he first heard of Valerie Plame from journalists. The newspaper identified its...
  • Democrats Ready to Pounce on Indictment

    10/25/2005 8:37:25 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 44 replies · 1,383+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 10/25/05
    Anticipating that indictments could come down against senior White House officials this week, House Democratic leaders have spent recent days devising a Caucus-wide plan to further highlight GOP ethical missteps and national security compromises.
  • "In re Subpeonas, re J. Miller"

    10/22/2005 7:16:36 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 108 replies · 3,195+ views
    D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ^ | February 05 | D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    At the end of his long opinion on the jailing of Miller, which I have linked, Judge Tatel said that the reporters' privilege yields, in this case, to “THE GRAVITY OF THE REPORTED CRIME.”(My caps)I don't like Laurence O'Donnell, but he's stating a fact when he reports the following: "Judge Tatel’s opinion has eight blank pages in the middle of it where he discusses the secret information the prosecutor has supplied only to the judges to convince them that the testimony he is demanding is worth sending reporters to jail to get. The gravity of the suspected crime is presumably...
  • AP: Rove, Libby Discussed Reporter Info

    10/19/2005 5:13:50 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 140 replies · 4,423+ views
    ABC News ^ | oct. 19, 2005 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Top White House aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby discussed their contacts with reporters about an undercover CIA officer in the days before her identity was published, the first known intersection between two central figures in the criminal leak investigation. Rove told grand jurors it was possible he first heard in the White House that Valerie Plame, wife of Bush administration Joseph Wilson, worked for the CIA from Libby's recounting of a conversation with a journalist, according to people familiar with his testimony. They said Rove testified that his discussions with Libby before Plame's CIA cover was blown...
  • 'NON-PARTISAN' WILSON TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE WITH DEM SENATOR (3:00pm)

    07/14/2005 8:46:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 2,506 replies · 41,383+ views
    MEDIA ADVISORY: SCHUMER STANDS WITH AMBASSADOR JOE WILSON TO ASK FOR SUSPENSION OF ROVE'S SECURITY CLEARANCE Thu Jul 14 2005 11:15:02 ET White House Should Suspend Deputy Chief of Staff's Security Clearance Information While Investigation is Pending, Until Plame Leak Is Resolved In Light Of Time Reporter Matt Cooper's Confirmation That Rove Was a Source In the Leak of CIA Agent Valerie Plame's Identity, Schumer and Wilson Call For Suspension of Rove's Security Clearance U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Ambassador Joseph Wilson will hold a press conference at 3:00pm TODAY, July 14, 2005 in the Mansfield Room of the U.S....
  • The Jailing of Judith Miller

    06/28/2005 9:46:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 1,918+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2005 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    Washington LEGEND has it when Henry David Thoreau went to jail to protest an unjust law, his friend, the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, visited him and asked, "Henry, what are you doing in here?" The great nature writer replied, "What are you doing out there?" The Supreme Court has just flinched from its responsibility to stop the unjust jailing of two journalists - not charged with any wrongdoing - by a runaway prosecutor who will go to any lengths to use the government's contempt power to force them to betray their confidential sources. The case was about the "outing" of...
  • 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...