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  • 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.
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • 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:
  • Revolutionary Tribunals [VDH]

    07/09/2013 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/9/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Our courts have too often become expressions of the popular will. In ancient Athens, popular courts of paid jurors helped institutionalize fairness. If a troublemaker like Socrates was thought to be a danger to the popular will, then he was put on trial for inane charges like “corrupting the youth” or “introducing new gods.” Convicting gadflies would remind all Athenians of the dangers of questioning democratic majority sentiment. If Athenian families were angry that their sons had supposedly died unnecessarily in battle, then they might charge the generals with capital negligence — a warning to all commanders to watch their...
  • Va. governor restores Scooter Libby’s vote rights

    03/03/2013 11:59:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 10:46 PM EST
    Former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is among more than 1,000 felons whose voting rights were restored in the past year by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to a report to the General Assembly. Libby’s name is listed in the Feb. 23 report on pardons, commutations, reprieves and other forms of clemency the Republican governor is required to submit annually. Without elaboration, the report says Libby’s civil rights were restored Nov. 1, 2012. … In Virginia, only the governor can restore felons’ civil rights. McDonnell has streamlined the process and, consequently, has restored the rights of more than...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Monica Crowley Interviews Scooter Libby - 09/07/10 (O'Reilly Factor)

    09/07/2010 8:59:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Monica Crowley Interviews Scooter Libby
  • The High-Tech Lynching of Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom

    09/05/2010 11:39:42 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 30 replies
    American Daily Review ^ | 09/05/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    A Democrat commissioner in Broward County who supports Jeb Bush and the Iraq War? Of course, he had a number done on him. But this is too shocking. When a prosecutor calls the charges levied against a conservative commissioner in a liberal county “novel,” you know that justice has run amok. But the extent of the miscarriage of justice in the Keith Wasserstrom case goes well beyond that definition. Keith Wasserstrom was a city commissioner in Hollywood, Fla., in the southern part of Broward County. Nominally a Democrat, Wasserstrom was open in his support for the reelection of Gov. Jeb...
  • Blago, Scooter, and Fitz (very interesting)

    08/18/2010 12:03:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-28-10 | Tom Rowan
    The Valerie Plame affair can shed some light on Rod Blagojevich's trial. It was Plame's husband Joe Wilson who put the lie into the "Bush lied us into war" slogan. Bush rightly told the nation that Hussein had sought yellow cake uranium from Niger. Joe Wilson claimed he was sent by Dick Cheney to go to Niger to find out. Wilson was found to be lying in parts large and small. But the damage was done. The entire focus of the war shifted to the lack of yellow cake uranium and other WMD. Turns out that Dick Cheney did not...
  • 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...
  • Nancy 'Scooter' Pelosi

    04/28/2009 11:19:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 901+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Mon Apr 27, 2009
    Security Breaches: Scooter Libby went to prison for the "outing" of a desk-jockey CIA agent. He forgot conversations. Pelosi forgets briefings. And the outing of our entire intelligence apparatus by Democrats is OK. Remember the thrilling days of yesteryear and the alleged outing of the already known CIA officer Valerie Plame? We were told then that the Vanity Fair cover girl's 15 minutes of fame jeopardized our national security even if everybody already knew who she was. "Scooter" Libby went to prison because his memory of events and who said what to whom regarding Plame differed from the recollections of...
  • Behind the scenes of the most famous pardon that never was (The continuing saga of Scooter Libby)

    07/23/2009 9:35:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1,483+ views
    Hotair ^ | 7/23/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The saga of Scooter Libby continues with an in-depth report from Time on the final hours of the George Bush administration and Dick Cheney’s desperate attempt to get clemency for his former aide. Cheney “really got in the President’s face” like never before, according to one source close to Bush, but to no avail. By that time Bush had already been burned on one pardon — and for the president, the issue came down to one question: ----------------------------------------------------- On the Sunday before he left office, Bush invited Sharp to the executive mansion for a farewell cigar. While packing boxes in...
  • Bush's and Cheney's Final Days

    07/23/2009 6:29:21 AM PDT · by meandog · 38 replies · 2,356+ views
    Time magazine ^ | Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009 | By Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf
    Hours before they were to leave office after eight troubled years, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had one final and painful piece of business to conclude. For over a month Cheney had been pleading, cajoling, even pestering Bush to pardon the Vice President's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Libby had been convicted nearly two years earlier of obstructing an investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity by senior White House officials. The Libby pardon, aides reported, had become something of a crusade for Cheney, who seemed prepared to push his nine-year-old relationship...
  • Pat Fitzgerald None Too Happy About Forthcoming Book

    06/10/2009 9:54:41 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 5 replies · 474+ views
    Wall Street Journal Law Blog ^ | 6-9-09 | WSJ Law Blog
    The All-American, no-nonsense, loved-by-Democrats-and-Republicans-alike U.S. attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald, is about the last guy you’d expect to get embroiled in some high-profile media smackdown. But according to reports from the AP and the Chicago Sun-Times, one has already begun. For now, Fitzgerald hasn’t filed suit. But Fitzgerald doesn’t seem happy about portions of a forthcoming book to be published by HarperCollins which reportedly contains unflattering assertions the way in which Fitzgerald handled terrorism cases when he was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York.
  • SCOTUS urged not to hear Plame appeal

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

    04/27/2009 5:37:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 1,289+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody take Chris Matthews’ temperature. He might be showing symptoms of a particularly virulent strain of swine flu . . . On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews referred to former Pres. Bush as a “bozo,” and called Scooter Libby a “henchman.” The clownish comment came in the context of an invidious comparison of W’s handling of Hurricane Katrina with PBO’s response to the swine flu epidemic. View video here.
  • The Pursuit of Officials Now Out of Office

    04/22/2009 11:09:44 AM PDT · by Jbny · 27 replies · 893+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | John Podhoretz
    David Frum makes an important point today about the innovative approach on policy differences unveiled this week in Washington by the Obama Administration and the Senate Intelligence Committee: It appears that winning an election and taking control of Congress will no longer be sufficient for the political mob. Rather, those now out of office will have to spend their time as private citizens being pursued by committees and possibly prosecutors for the views they expressed and actions they took when they were serving in the executive branch under different political management.
  • Why The Truth Doesn't Matter...........(Because we are the agenda's enemy !)

    04/04/2009 9:27:58 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 1,979+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | April 3rd, 2009 | Phillip Ellis Jackson
    Who are you gonna believe — politicians and the press, or your lying eyes. So, Ted Stevens isn't guilty after all. Imagine that. His case was just tossed out of court for prosecutorial misconduct . . . after the 2008 election, when the charges cost him his seat in the U.S. Senate. Add Ted to the ever-growing number of exclusively Republican non-crooks who are frog-marched by partisan elements in the American justice system in time to ruin their electoral chances, only to see the actual charges vanish in a waft of political smoke once their seat is safely in the...
  • Cheney Speaks Out on Libby (Cheney Mad at Bush)

    01/22/2009 9:06:39 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 5,656+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/22/2009 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney disagreed publicly with his boss just four times in the eight years they served together. Yesterday, however, on the first day after the official end of the Bush administration, Cheney disagreed with George W. Bush once more. Cheney told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, whom he described as a "victim of a serious miscarriage of justice," deserved a presidential pardon. Asked for his reaction to Bush's decision Cheney said: "Scooter Libby is one of the most capable and honorable men I've ever known. He's been an outstanding...
  • No Pardon For Libby

    01/19/2009 6:47:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,058+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1-19-09 | Michael Isikoff
    In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in the CIA leak case, two White House officials said Monday. On Bush's last full day as president, Bush did commute the sentence of two former Border Patrol agents—Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos—for shooting a Mexican drug dealer and then lying about it. But White House press spokesman Tony Fratto told NEWSWEEK "you should not expect any more" pardons and commutations from Bush before...
  • No Pardon For Libby

    01/19/2009 2:31:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,540+ views
    newsweek.com ^ | January 19, 2009 | Michael Isikoff
    In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in the CIA leak case, two White House officials said Monday. On Bush's last full day as president, Bush did commute the sentence of two former Border Patrol agents—Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos—for shooting a Mexican drug dealer and then lying about it. But White House press spokesman Tony Fratto told NEWSWEEK "you should not expect any more" pardons and commutations from Bush before...
  • 10 Bush pardons to watch for

    01/19/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 19, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    As the clock ticks down on his presidency, George W. Bush has shown few signs he plans to indulge in the frenzy of last-minute pardons that marked Bill Clinton’s final hours in the Oval Office. But Bush could quickly leap back into the spotlight in the next two days if he issues a blanket pardon immunizing CIA and military interrogators, as well as their bosses, from criminal prosecution over harsh treatment of prisoners from the war on terror. “I’m sure he’s under pressure from some people to issue blanket pardons,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told Politico. “I don’t think it’s...
  • 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...
  • Thomas Sowell: Pardon Scooter Libby

    01/08/2009 9:25:52 PM PST · by kellynla · 35 replies · 1,429+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | January 09, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    In December, I was asked to file a second report on an automobile accident that took place back in September, during a visit to Los Angeles. A truck slammed into my car from behind while I was stopped at a traffic light. As I sat down to write a new report, I tried to recall the details, beginning with where the accident took place, which I remembered as having been on Wilshire Boulevard. Fortunately, I had saved a copy of my first report on this same accident, which showed that it took place on Santa Monica Boulevard, not Wilshire, which...
  • Blagogate and Obama: A List of Open Questions

    12/24/2008 8:23:12 AM PST · by AJKauf · 10 replies · 781+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 24 | Jennifer Rubin
    If only Scooter Libby had thought of this: conduct an internal report, exonerate himself, and release it during Christmas week when he and every other percipient witness were at an inaccessible holiday location. Well, it wouldn’t have worked because the MSM would have regarded such a stunt coming from a Republican official as laughable. Indeed it only would have spurred the press to gin up its own investigation into potential wrongdoing, if only to prove the self-exonerator wrong. But the rules aren’t the same for the Democrats. When Rahm Emanuel and the other Obama transition team members get a clean...
  • Bush and Scooter Libby

    12/23/2008 5:48:08 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies · 1,915+ views
    Online WSJ ^ | 23 dec 08
    Rarely can Presidents improve their legacy in an Administration's twilight days. But President Bush now has that opportunity, by undoing a measure of the injustice inflicted on I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. As the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney who suffered in a fiasco made worse by the White House, Mr. Libby deserves a full Presidential pardon. Mr. Bush commuted Mr. Libby's sentence in 2007, an action that kept him out of jail. But that doesn't expunge his conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice. As a felon, Mr. Libby is barred by law from voting or...
  • Cheney's New Chief of Staff Like His Boss

    11/11/2005 9:36:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,190+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney chose someone in his own likeness to be his new chief of staff. Like Cheney, David Addington shuns the limelight. And like Cheney, Addington already has made a large imprint on the Bush White House. At Cheney's side since the 1980s, Addington has been a behind-the-scenes player in one after another of the hot-button controversies the Bush administration has faced: _The CIA leak probe. _The fight to disclose which corporations advised the White House on energy policy. _The dispute over the treatment of suspected terrorists. _The White House disagreements with the Sept. 11 commission...
  • Tim Russert's Testimony Sent Scooter Libby To Jail (Bless His Family Anyway)

    06/14/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 80 replies · 369+ views
    JoeClarke.Net &CBSNews.Com ^ | 06/14/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. Exodus 20:16May God Bless Tim Russert's family for the orderal they are suffering after Tim's untimely death. Though he was on the Left with the rest of the NBC news department, he would be considered a saint when compared to Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthhews. I have been wondering for some time if Tim Russert's vague testimony about a conversation he may have had with Scooter Libby had been the lynchpin that effectively lynched Libby. It was. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had cavity-searched everything that walked in order to "get something" on...
  • Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred

    03/20/2008 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 2,144+ views
    Former Cheney Aide Libby Disbarred Bush Commuted Libby's Prison Sentence Last Year POSTED: 10:41 am EDT March 20, 2008 UPDATED: 10:55 am EDT March 20, 2008 A Washington, D.C., radio station reports that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has been disbarred. A three-judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals stripped Libby of his ability to practice law after he was found guilty last year of obstructing the investigation in the CIA leak investigation, WTOP radio reported.
  • Black and Radler, Victims of Fitzgeraldian Injustice – And They Should be Pardoned

    02/23/2008 5:41:09 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 11 replies · 232+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    Imagine if someone operated a business in a certain country according to the laws of its land and then decided to take their company public in another country with similar rules and regulations. In doing so, they made sure to follow all statutes and laws listed on the books, that precluded nothing about business practices that were the norm in their native land, although somewhat less common in their new one, uncommon but not illegal. Then imagine that a prosecutor with a history of seeking high profile indictments decided to charge the company owners for acting against the interest of...
  • CNN Fires Ranting Liberal Producer for Blogging

    02/14/2008 8:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    CNN has fired producer Chez Pazienza after the network brass realized he had been blogging at his own left-wing site and several others over a period of years: In a phone interview this morning, Mr. Pazienza, 38, said he joined CNN as a senior producer in January 2004 and has consistently received positive performance evaluations of his work. He spent his first year at CNN at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, then moved to New York to work on “CNN Daybreak,” which has since been canceled, then “American Morning,” which is shown Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 a.m....
  • Dodd, Huckabee want answers on McClellan charges ("Plamegate")

    11/24/2007 5:03:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 311+ views
    Salon ^ | November 21, 2007 | Tim Grieve
    It's hard to imagine that Scott McClellan's allegations that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were involved in the false exoneration of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame case will be treated as anything but another footnote in the truth-challenged history of the Bush administration. It will be the spring of 2008 before McClellan's book is published -- deep into a presidential race -- and we'll eat the paper this isn't printed on if either Democrats in Congress or Michael Mukasey will be willing to go to the wall then in a serious investigation of what really...
  • NBC's David Gregory Falsely States Libby 'Went to Jail'(during McClellan interview)

    11/21/2007 7:14:23 PM PST · by RDTF · 23 replies · 680+ views
    Newsbusters via Drudge Report ^ | Nov 21, 2007 | Justin McCarthy
    NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory, accused of being a partisan, made a false statement about the "Scooter" Libby case. In reporting former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s charge that the Bush administration fed false information, Gregory claimed Libby "went to jail for obstructing the leak investigation." Although Libby was sentenced to 30 months of prison, Libby never actually went to jail as Gregory claims. President Bush commuted Libby’s sentence, eliminating the prison term yet still upholding a hefty fine and probation. "Today," however, did not spend a lot of time on the McClellan charge, just a brief...
  • Armitage says he was foolish in CIA leak

    11/11/2007 8:22:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/07 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Sunday he was foolish to have revealed Valerie Plame's CIA identity. Armitage's acknowledgment came in response to comments by Plame, who said the former Bush administration official had no right to talk to a reporter about where she worked. A year ago, Armitage publicly apologized to Plame and her husband. The former No. 2 State Department official remains the only principal in the leak to have done so. At least three one-time administration officials in addition to Armitage discussed Plame's CIA status with reporters. They are former White House political...
  • Novak: Wilson did not forcefully object to naming of CIA wife in column

    10/06/2007 4:16:17 PM PDT · by james500 · 25 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2007 | 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...
  • Fred Thompson, Neocon

    07/31/2007 3:40:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Nation ^ | August 13, 2007 Issue | David Corn
    The neoconservatives are not riding high these days. The Iraq War--their number-one cause--is a failure, and the public has turned on the war, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, their top man in the Administration. Meanwhile, the so-called foreign policy realists appear to have the upper hand against the Administration's dwindling neocon cell in many internal policy squabbles. But the neocons are faring rather well when it comes to the presidential race. The leading GOP contenders are all die-hard fans of the war. And the newest star in the show--Fred Thompson, the former Republican senator from Tennessee, onetime lobbyist and...
  • Scooter Libby should never have been prosecuted

    07/22/2007 8:17:40 AM PDT · by Clive · 22 replies · 1,210+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-07-21 | George Jonas
    The hypocritical braying that has greeted George W. Bush's commutation of White House aide "Scooter" Libby's (pictured) prison sentence continues. "The president's critics are contrasting his leniency for Libby with his overall advocacy of stiff sentences," writes the San Francisco Chronicle this week. I think the scandal isn't the President's lenience for Libby, but that Libby was prosecuted in the first place. Here are the facts. A former ambassador named Joseph Wilson wrote an article in 2003, suggesting that the President had played fast and loose with intelligence to justify his invasion of Iraq. The piece appeared in The New...
  • Comey Says Fitzgerald Deserves Top U.S. Law Post (linked - article can't be posted here)

    07/22/2007 10:07:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 594+ views
    Digg.com ^ | 7-20-07
    Link references article which can't be posted here. ~~~~~ As always in the liberal Beltway, no one's ever questioned Fitzgerald's unsupervised free ride and tenure as Special Prosecutor in the Plame/Libby case by his college summer roommate, James Comey, now legal counsel for the giant, Lockheed Martin.
  • Lawsuit by Valerie Plame and husband dismissed

    07/20/2007 1:50:46 AM PDT · by indcons · 17 replies · 1,221+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Thu, Jul. 19, 2007 | Los Angeles Times
    A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband seeking damages against officials she accused of conspiring to disclose her identity. The defendants included Vice President Dick Cheney, former Cheney aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and two others. Plame and her husband, former diplomat Joe Wilson, had alleged that Cheney, Libby, White House political adviser Karl Rove and former State Department official Richard Armitage had violated their constitutional rights in the events that led to Plame being identified in news reports in summer 2003.
  • NY Times Headline on Plame Lawsuit Dismissal Doesn't Mention Her Name!

    07/19/2007 7:43:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 1,461+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Earlier today, NewsBuster Noel Sheppard posted an item wondering how the media would cover the dismissal of Valerie Plame's civil lawsuit against V.P. Cheney and Scooter Libby. We now have the answer from the New York Times: an article that miraculously manages to omit Plame's name from the headline! That's right. The Times article is cryptically entitled: "Judge Dismisses Suit by Former C.I.A. Operative". For the casual reader, it could have been any old former spook. Move along; nuthin to see here. Nice undercover work there by the Grey Lady. Do you think if Plame had won her case the...
  • Plame's hubby joins Hil's team

    07/17/2007 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Utah Girl · 55 replies · 1,371+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/17/2007 | James Gordon Meek
    Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson signed on with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign yesterday, saying "it's entirely possible" his ex-spy wife will hit the trail with her, too. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, was outed as a covert CIA operations officer by President Bush's advisers in 2003 as they sought to discredit her Iraq war critic husband. She's writing a memoir due in the fall. "I would expect her to be engaged [politically] probably after the book tour," Wilson told the Daily News after Clinton announced his endorsement. Wilson said his wife shunned politics during her two decades as a covert spy. But...
  • Whatever Happened to Lynne Stewart? (compares sentence to Libby's)

    07/13/2007 1:19:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 838+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 7-12-07 | Ben Johnson
    Whatever Happened to Lynne Stewart? PASSION DISTORTS PERSPECTIVE. Nowhere is that more evident than in Rep. John Conyers' inquiry into the commutation of Scooter Libby’s sentence. Yesterday, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wasted a calendar day holding hearings on “The Use and Misuse of Presidential Clemency Power for Executive Branch Officials.” Apparently afflicted with the glut of inside the Beltway gut-feeling policymaking, Conyers confessed he launched the inquest because his “suspicion was that if Mr. Libby went to prison, he might further implicate other people in the White House.” [1] Chief among his witnesses was former Ambassador Joseph...
  • Political Cartoons of Michael Ramirez (leaker, liar, liar, felon - Plame game)

    07/12/2007 5:14:33 PM PDT · by RDTF · 2 replies · 1,138+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 12, 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Editorial Cartoonist for Investor's Business Daily Get a unique perspective on today's issues with the political cartoons of IBD's Pulitzer Prize Winner, Michael Ramirez.
  • Recalling the politics of the Clinton pardons

    07/09/2007 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 9 replies · 763+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 07/07/2007 | Michael Goodwin
    One of the weaknesses of Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign is that imagining her in the Oval Office brings to mind the scandals that marked her husband's time as president. Especially now, when she is trotting old Bubba out to rev up the faithful, the sordid past undermines her and boosts Barack Obama's promise for a different kind of politics. The list of investigations, allegations and a few convictions during the Clinton administration was so long and tangled that the cases now morph into a fog. Distinctions among Travelgate and Whitewater and FileGate and GiftGate and the $100,000 commodities windfall get...
  • Senators want Libby prosecutor to testify

    07/08/2007 11:35:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 2,167+ views
    Senators want Libby prosecutor to testify 14 minutes ago The Senate Judiciary Committee may seek testimony from controversial prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald about the obstruction of justice case against vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, two senators said on Sunday. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican member of the committee, said he wanted to hear from Fitzgerald because, "I still haven't figured out what that case is all about." Libby, the one-time top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was found guilty in March of obstructing an investigation into who blew the cover of a CIA analyst whose husband...
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA * SCOOTER SCOOTS (Lydia Cornell, "Too Close For Comfort", On Scooter Libby)

    07/06/2007 10:49:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 408+ views
    www.lydiacornell.com/blog.html ^ | July 3, 2007 | Lydia cornell
    Scooter Libby Roundup FACE THE FACTS: The reason Bush commuted Scooter Libby's sentence was SO LIBBY WOULDN'T TALK. Bush “guaranteed not only that Libby wouldn’t talk, but retaining Libby’s right to invoke the Fifth. This amounts to nothing less than obstruction of justice.” Now, the Bush administration is legally protected from having to answer questions. If Libby had been in prison, anyone could have gotten to him. Now, no one can get Libby to say a word about the real culprits, which are obviously Rove and Cheney/Bush. **First of all, it's vitally important to understand what Valerie Plame was actually...
  • Scenery-Chewing Shuster Assails Ajami for Defending Libby

    07/06/2007 6:25:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In all the time I've been monitoring the liberal media, rarely have I seen a host assail a guest with the ferocity David Shuster displayed in going after Fouad Ajami today. Shuster, guest-hosting for Chris Matthews on this afternoon's Hardball, was infuriated by a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece Ajami had written that analogized Scooter Libby to a fallen comrade who, pursuant to the Soldier's Creed, should not be left behind. Set forth below are excerpts from Shuster's diatribe against Ajami, the Lebanese-born Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Johns Hopkins. But words alone don't do justice to...