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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


Hillary Clinton
AP photo / Jose Luis Magana

Hillary Clinton:  ‘Bush Lite’?

Judging by the senator’s voting record and her position on matters of international law and human rights, political scholar Stephen Zunes believes Hillary Clinton is poised to carry on the legacy of a certain prior occupant of the White House if she’s elected next November—and it’s not the one you might think.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007 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


Valerie Plame
washingtontimes.com

Plame Tells Tale of Betrayal in New Memoir

In her new memoir, former CIA officer Valerie Plame tells of her shock as the Bush administration presented evidence in 2003 that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction—“I knew key parts of it were wrong,” she says—as well as her take on her outing as a CIA employee.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007 READ MORE


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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


Dick Cheney
iflipflop.com

Cheney Escapes Cross-Examination

The lawyer of alleged perjurer “Scooter” Libby revealed Tuesday that neither his client nor the vice president will testify for the defense. Dick Cheney would have been the first vice president to testify at a criminal trial, open to a range of uncomfortable questions from the prosecution.

Posted on Feb 13, 2007 READ MORE


Libby Trial Reveals Cheney’s Upset

There can be no doubt after multiple witnesses and now audio recordings from Libby himself that the White House was hopping mad about Joe Wilson’s assertion that the administration cherry-picked intelligence to make the case for war. On the tapes, Libby describes the vice president as “upset” and “disturbed” over what he considered a political assault.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


Libby Grand Jury Tapes to Be Released

Judge Reggie Walton announced today that audio recordings of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s grand jury testimony will be released publicly after presentation at his trial.

Posted on Feb 5, 2007 READ MORE


Libby
usatoday.com

Plamegate: Ex-Aide to Cheney Damages Libby

Dick Cheney’s former chief spokeswoman testified on Thursday that she told the vice president and his chief of staff about Valerie Plame’s CIA status days before Libby claimed he learned the information. She also said the pair was intensely interested in Plame and her husband, Joe Wilson.

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 READ MORE


Cheney
cbc.ca

Cheney Will Testify in Plamegate

“Scooter” Libby’s defense team said it intends to call Vice President Dick Cheney to testify on its behalf in the high-profile perjury trial that resulted from an investigation into the leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity. The vice president’s spokeswoman indicated that he would comply with the request: “We’ve cooperated fully in this matter and will continue to do so in fairness to the parties involved.”

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Novak and Richard Armitage
From the Washington Post

Novak and Armitage Trade Accusations Over Leak

Columnist Robert Novak and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage can’t agree on what Armitage’s intentions were when he told Novak about Valerie Plame’s employment by the CIA. Novak claims it was a deliberate leak; Armitage says it was much more casual.

  • As a DailyKos poster points out, however, this is the fourth time that Novak has changed his tune on this.

  • Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: White House Guilt in CIA Leak Case Remains

    The revelation that Richard Armitage first disclosed Valerie Wilson’s identity as a covert CIA operative doesn’t change the fact that it was Karl Rove and Scooter Libby who used that information in an attempt to punish Ms. Wilson for her husband’s criticism of the Bush administration.

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Valerie Plame
    From MSN

    What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA

    The woman at the center of the CIA leak case “was no analyst or paper-pusher;” rather, she was chief of operations on the CIA’s clandestine Joint Task Force on Iraq, which was heading up the CIA’s intelligence hunt for Saddam’s WMD. Thus, her outing by Bush administration officials was a serious breach of national security—not to mention a career-killer.
    The Nation’s David Corn has the scoop in his new book, “Hubris.”

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Armitage Was CIA Leak Source, Lawyer Confirms

    Richard Armitage, Bush’s former deputy secretary of state,  has confirmed through a lawyer that he was the original source in the CIA leak case. But he says he had no malicious intent. He was just gossiping with reporters.

  • How does this fit in with the theory that the Bush White House leaked Valerie Plame’s name as a revenge ploy against her husband? (Jump to find out.)

  • Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Richard Armitage
    From scoop.co.nz

    Alleged Armitage Leak is Biggest Irony of Plamegate

    The first person to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA was not, apparently, someone in Dick Cheney’s circle out to smear Plame as a way of getting back at her husband, who had criticized the administration. Rather, it was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who didn’t have an ax to grind, who didn’t know Plame was an undercover operative, and who was apparently just passing on gossip, according to a new book.

    Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


    sex toys
    From Book22.com

    O Lord, Send Me Guidance on This Dildo…

    In what appears to be a first, an Oregon couple has set up a Christian-themed sex toy website for married pairs only. The “about” page is unintentionally hilarious. It reads, “We have prayed every step of the way for guidance on what products to offer on this site.”
    What’s that, Lord? The grape-flavored anal lube? Or the edible crotchless panties?

    Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame Sues Cheney, Rove

    From the AP: The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential advisor Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Novak Names Sources in CIA Leak Case

    Columnist Robert Novak revealed for the first time, in a column to be released Wednesday, that both Karl Rove and former CIA spokesman Bill Harlow had confirmed Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA agent. He said that this occurred only after another administration official first supplied him with the info.
    This is not a huge deal, relatively speaking, but certainly of interest to Plamegate junkies….

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    President Bush
    AP / J. Scott Applewhite

    National Journal: Bush ‘Directed’ Cheney to Discredit Joe Wilson

    The president told federal investigators that he ordered Vice President Cheney to personally lead an effort to counter the allegations made by former Ambassador Joe Wilson that the White House had misrepresented intelligence to make the case to go to war with Iraq, according to people familiar with Bush’s statement, as quoted by Murray Waas of the National Journal.

  • If this story is correct, this not only links Bush with the CIA leak case, it puts him squarely at its helm.

  • Posted on Jul 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Rove Won’t Be Charged in Leak Case

    That’s the word from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and Rove’s lawyer. This comes after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the two sides. Bush called Fitzgerald’s conduct throughout the proceeding “dignified.”

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney's Notes
    From talkingpointsmemo.com

    Cheney’s Notes May Reignite Leak Firestorm

    Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has disclosed handwritten notes by the vice president that ask whether former Ambassador Joe Wilson was sent to Niger on a “junket” by his wife. The notes appear on a copy of Wilson’s N.Y. Times Op-Ed piece that kicked off the controversy. (via Huff Po)

    Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Report: Plame Was Working on Iran When Outed

    Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? Well, she was apparently working on Iran when she was outed as a CIA agent by Robert Novak, and the outing allegedly damaged America’s ability to track Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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