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Dick Cheney
AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

So When Will Dick Cheney Be Charged With Espionage?

What the former vice president did in ordering his aides Scooter Libby and Karl Rove to release the information about Valerie Plame’s identity was no different from Edward Snowden’s decision to contact the press about the NSA surveillance program. And yet, Cheney mysteriously has not been charged with espionage.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 READ MORE


Robert Novak
zimbio.com

Robert Novak Dies at 78

Conservative columnist Robert Novak died Tuesday in Washington at 78 after fighting brain cancer since 2008. Novak’s career spanned half a century, but he knew many would most remember him for his central role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame during the Bush II era.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009 READ MORE


Cheney
AP / Ron Edmonds

Cheney Memoir in the Works

Former Vice President Dick Cheney maintained an elusive stance, to say the least, during his years in the White House, but since leaving office he’s made himself more visible and vocal on the public stage. For his next act, he’s working on a memoir—but somehow the term tell-all doesn’t quite seem to fit the bill in this particular case.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
AP / Ron Edmonds

Bush and Cheney’s Final Disagreement

According to a Time magazine report, former VP Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush spent the last months of the Bush presidency divided on a number of issues, particularly on the question of whether the president should pardon Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of perjury and other counts after an investigation into the leaking of a covert CIA officer’s identity.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE


McClellan
defectiveyeti.com

McClellan to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

Scott McClellan is making an important stop on Capitol Hill as he continues his book tour to tout that obscure memoir he wrote about being Bush’s press secretary. According to The Huffington Post, McClellan has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the Valerie Plame identity leak case and possibly other entries in the list of Bush’s Greatest Hits during McClellan’s time as presidential spokesman.

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 READ MORE


McClellan on 'Today'

Scott McClellan’s Disillusionment

Scott McClellan appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss his memoir, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” and the “two defining moments” that caused him to become “increasingly dismayed and disillusioned ... with the way things were going in Washington, D.C.”

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Libby
AP photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Scooter Libby Takes Another One for the Team

Poor I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.  First, he was tossed under the bus in the kerfuffle over Valerie Plame’s identity leak.  Now, as a result of same, Libby’s been stripped of his legal license in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008 READ MORE


Valerie Plame Wilson

‘Daily Show’:  Valerie Plame Wilson’s Covert Bosom

Say what you want about the serious news function of satirical shows like “The Daily Show” in today’s treacherous media landscape, but only those, like Jon Stewart, operating in the Comedy Central orbit can get away with asking ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson if her breasts “are still working for the CIA.” 

Posted on Oct 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Joe Wilson Bashes Cheney Cabal at House Hearing

Former Ambassador Joe Wilson (above) had his day Wednesday at a House hearing about I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s controversial commutation, accusing President Bush and his men—Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Libby—of playing key roles in a “character assassination campaign” against him and his wife, outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and of misleading the American people about the real reasons for the Iraq war.

Posted on Jul 11, 2007 READ MORE


scooter libby
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Independence Day for Libby

No one should be celebrating July 4th more than I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has been so liberated by certain of the nation’s top officials that he apparently breathes the same rarefied air—somewhere high above the law. 

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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The Pink-Pistoled Lesbian Gang Menace!

Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly, ever on top of hot-button trends in the zeitgeist, took a goodly chunk of time during Monday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss a most pressing national issue—and no, it’s not the glaringly important and timely I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby case. 

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

Jail Looms for ‘Scooter’ Libby

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr.‘s chances of avoiding time in the slammer are looking slim after Thursday’s ruling by Federal Judge Reggie B. Walton rejecting Libby’s lawyers’ request that their client remain free to roam while he appeals his conviction for perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements related to the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity in 2003.

Posted on Jun 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Valerie Plame Wilson

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Valerie Plame Wilson, who packed quite a punch Friday during her first public testimony since her 2003 outing as a covert CIA operative.  The ex-agent proved she was no slouch when it comes to speaking truth to power with her strong words about the Bush administration’s role in leaking her identity in 2003. 

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


plame
washingtontimes.com

Plame Takes the Stand

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame ripped into the Bush administration Friday for blowing her cover by leaking her identity to the press in 2003.  Plame told Congress in her first public testimony that her name and identity were “carelessly and recklessly abused by senior officials in the White House and State Department,” pointing out the “terrible irony” of the circumstances surrounding her outing.

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


Luckovich: The Scooter Libby Musical

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Posted on Feb 22, 2007 READ MORE


Tim Russert Takes Questions, for a Change

Testifying about his involvement with the “Scooter” Libby CIA leak case, Tim Russert was very different from his familiar image as a bombastic Sunday morning talk show host.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


Role of the Big Guys Is Becoming Clear in Plame Case

Regardless of the outcome of the “Scooter” Libby trial, it has become plain that Bush and Cheney misled the public about their involvement with the vengeful leaking of a CIA operative’s identity.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


Ari Fleischer
nytimes.com

More Bad News for Libby

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer (above, center) testified Monday that “Scooter” Libby revealed Valerie Plame’s CIA status three days before he claims to have learned the information. Fleischer also said Libby mentioned that the matter was “hush-hush.”

Posted on Jan 29, 2007 READ MORE


Cheney and Libby

Report: Cheney Authorized Libby to Leak CIA Report

We know: “Duh!” right? Well, here’s what’s new: The author of this article, using newly surfaced Libby testimony, all but accuses Cheney of outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent—which has been widely suspected but never confirmed. The National Journal’s Murray Waas (the country’s leading news-breaker on this story) has the scoop.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


Chris Hitchens on Hardball
From crooksandliars.com

Powell’s Iraq Admission Reverberating

Colin Powell’s controversial claim (made to Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer) that he never believed Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat has renewed the debate about Powell’s culpability in the Iraq debacle. Check out Vanity Fair’s Chris Hitchens and Newsweek’s Evan Thomas discussing the issue on “Hardball” or read Jane Hamsher’s take at Firedoglake.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


David Shuster

David Shuster Dissects the Spin on Leakgate

Watch for the classic video clips of Bush claiming that he didn’t know who was leaking sensitive information.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Libby’s Defense: The Dog Ate My Memory

Vice President Cheney’s indicted former chief of staff hires a Harvard memory loss expert for his defense, and hints in court filings that memory loss will be among the “central themes” of his defense. The National Review has a great follow-up on this.

Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Says He Has Power to Declassify Info

Apparently both he and President Bush have this power, but the VP was mum on details. The disclosure, in his interview with Fox News, could lay the groundwork for a criminal defense of his former chief of staff, Scooter Libby.
Read the full text of his interview here.

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE


Did Cheney OK Libby’s Leak of Secret Info?

Vice President Cheney’s indicted former top aide, Scooter Libby, has told a grand jury that his “superiors” granted him permission to give secret information to reporters to help bolster the White House’s case for war on Iraq. | story

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE


Libby Trial Delayed Until 2007

How convenient: Scooter’s day in court gets pushed off until after the midterm congressional elections because one of his lawyers has a “scheduling conflict.” | story
UPDATE: New documents shed more light on Libby’s perfidies. | report

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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