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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tenet to cooperate with panel’s investigation [Waxfong Alert!!]

    05/14/2007 11:11:31 AM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies · 552+ views
    THEHILL.COM ^ | Klaus Marre
    Former CIA Director George Tenet has agreed to cooperate with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as the panel investigates the Bush administration’s pre-war claims about Iraq’s efforts to acquire uranium. Tenet will testify before the panel and has agreed to provide a deposition prior to his appearance, according to a committee release. Waxman’s staff also announced Monday that a hearing with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been pushed back to June 19 from Tuesday. Rice has been subpoenaed to appear but has indicated that she will not comply. According to a committee release, however, Waxman still...
  • Plame scraps UF visit as legal issues persist

    03/28/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 312+ views
    GainesvilleSun ^ | 3-28-07 | Jack Stripling
    Outed CIA officer Valerie Plame has canceled her April 11 visit to the University of Florida. Plame, whose identity was revealed in a 2003 syndicated column by Robert Novak, canceled because she's still sorting out legal issues related to her upcoming book, according to Accent, the student-run speakers bureau that invited Plame. "She's pretty much still testifying in front of Congress and trying to resolve some legal issues with her book," said Andrew Brown, chairman of Accent. Plame testified before Congress early this month, and the scope of the testimony was heavily vetted in advance by CIA officials to ensure...
  • Live Thread - House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte. hearing (Valerie Plame Wilson Testifies)

    03/16/2007 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,503 replies · 59,438+ views
    Cspan ^ | March 16, 2007
    <p>ON CAPITOL HILL Valerie Wilson Testifies Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform Ctme. hearing on the disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. The hearing will look into whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of Ms. Wilson.</p>
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. 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 later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • Fitzgerald Hints White House Records Lost (I'll take DOJ for $800, Alex)

    02/02/2006 12:31:36 AM PST · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 3,028+ views
    AP/Forbes ^ | 2-1-06 | Pete Yost
    Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is raising the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House. The prosecutor in the criminal case against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff said in a Jan. 23 letter that not all e-mail was archived in 2003, (((GET THIS: ***the year the Bush administration exposed the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.***)))) (They aren't even faking journalistic integrity in leaving out the word "allegedly.") Lawyers for defendant I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby this week accused prosecutors of withholding evidence...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Wilson/Plame Affair Gets Even Stranger

    06/01/2006 8:04:08 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 97 replies · 4,753+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/01/06 | clarice feldman
    In the infamous Vanity Fair article on Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame (the one with a photo spread of them in their Jaguar convertible), an article obviously sourced by them, Alan Foley is described as Plame’s boss:
  • How Gadhafi Lost His Groove [Yes, Iraq War Convinced Gadhafi the Jig Was Up!!]

    05/16/2006 10:15:26 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies · 1,347+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/16/06 | JUDITH MILLER
    He also called Hosni Mubarak in a panic, convinced that Mr. Bush would attack Libya once the Taliban had been crushed in Afghanistan, according to a cable from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo reported last month by Time. ..... As U.S. and British troops began flooding into Kuwait, Col. Gadhafi grew agitated, diplomats said. Italian press accounts quote then-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as saying that Col. Gadhafi had called him to say he feared he would be America's next target. "Tell them I will do whatever they want," said one diplomat, recounting the call. In early March 2003 just days...
  • 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...
  • Celebs Join Bush for Reporters' Dinner (LIVE Thread)

    04/29/2006 5:11:04 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 280 replies · 13,716+ views
    AP and C-SPAN ^ | 29 April 06 | ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The political and celebrity worlds were joining forces to honor journalists for their coverage of the White House and the downfall of a corrupt congressman. Continuing a tradition begun by Calvin Coolidge, President Bush planned to attend the annual dinner Saturday that is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association. "I will see you all tomorrow night, I guess," Bush told reporters at the White House on Friday. "Looking forward to it. I hope you are, as well." Booked as the featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment....
  • Leak Ruling Has Mystery, 8 Blank Pages

    12/02/2005 8:05:56 PM PST · by Daralundy · 28 replies · 1,814+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | December 3, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    There are eight blank pages in the public version of a decision the federal appeals court in Washington issued in February. The decision ordered two reporters to be jailed unless they agreed to testify before a grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a C.I.A. operative, Valerie Wilson. What is in those pages is one of the enduring mysteries in the investigation. In a filing yesterday, the special prosecutor in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, told the court that he had no objection to the unsealing of parts of those pages, and he gave hints about what they...
  • Foreign network at front of CIA’s terror fight

    11/18/2005 4:29:33 AM PST · by freema · 9 replies · 469+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2005 | Dana Priest
    Agency has joint operation centers in more than 2 dozen nations The CIA has established joint operation centers in more than two dozen countries where U.S. and foreign intelligence officers work side by side to track and capture suspected terrorists and to destroy or penetrate their networks, according to current and former American and foreign intelligence officials. The secret Counterterrorist Intelligence Centers are financed mostly by the agency and employ some of the best espionage technology the CIA has to offer, including secure communications gear, computers linked to the CIA's central databases, and access to highly classified intercepts once shared...
  • 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.
  • PLAME'S ANTI-W. MONEY (attended Soros fund-raiser; listed as "retired" on FEC form)

    07/27/2005 2:45:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 2,330+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 27, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN
    Outed CIA spy Valerie Plame last fall gave a campaign contribution to go toward an anti-Bush fund-raising concert starring Bruce Springsteen....... It's the first revelation that Plame participated in anti-Bush political activity while working for the CIA. The $372 donation to the anti-Bush group America Coming Together, first reported by Time magazine's Web site, was made in Plame's married name of Valerie E. Wilson and covered two tickets. The FEC record lists her occupation as "retired" even though she's still a CIA staffer. Under employer it says: "N.A." A special prosecutor is probing whether Plame's CIA identity was leaked to...
  • 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...
  • Former Ghanaian President Denies Murder Allegations

    02/12/2004 4:16:49 PM PST · by ambrose · 1 replies · 308+ views
    VOANews ^ | 2.12.04
    Former Ghanaian President Denies Murder Allegations Carrie Giardino Abidjan 12 Feb 2004, 21:36 UTC AP Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings has denied allegations he was involved in the abduction and murders of three high court judges and a retired army officer while he was in office. This is the first time Mr. Rawlings has appeared before Ghana's reconciliation commission to testify about the murder of three judges and an army officer back in 1982. He was specifically called before the commission to testify about the existence of taped confessions made by the convicted murderers. Of the five men who were...
  • Whistle-Blower Crackdown Spreads

    12/03/2004 12:21:08 AM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 1,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/01/04 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    As many as 100 FBI agents, federal prosecutors and other department employees are likely to be asked—possibly as early as the next few weeks—to sign broadly worded statements waiving any confidentiality agreements they had with journalists about the anthrax case, Justice officials tell NEWSWEEK. The waiver statement was recently ordered by a federal judge at the urging of lawyers for bioterrorism expert Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, who has filed a lawsuit alleging that government officials leaked damaging personal information about him in an effort to connect him with the anthrax attacks.
  • Evidence of Niger uranium trade 'years before war'

    06/27/2004 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 36 replies · 1,136+ views
    FT ^ | 06/27/04 | Mark Huband
    Evidence of Niger uranium trade 'years before war' By Mark Huband Published: June 27 2004 21:56 | Last Updated: June 27 2004 21:56 When thieves stole a steel watch and two bottles of perfume from Niger's embassy on Via Antonio Baiamonti in Rome at the end of December 2000, they left behind many questions about their intentions. The identity of the thieves has not been established. But one theory is that they planned to steal headed notepaper and official stamps that would allow the forging of documents for the illicit sale of uranium from Niger's vast mines. The break-in is...
  • Head of CIA Weapons Analysis Program Leaving

    09/10/2003 5:28:27 PM PDT · by Brian S · 18 replies · 945+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09-10-03
    Wed September 10, 2003 02:16 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top CIA expert on weapons of mass destruction, who became embroiled in controversy over whether the White House stretched evidence about Iraq's programs, said he planned to leave the agency in October. Alan Foley, who heads the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center, told colleagues in a note dated Aug. 29 that he had been "thinking about life after the agency for some time" and decided to leave after 26 years to enter the private sector. He alluded to this summer's finger-pointing between the Central Intelligence Agency and...