Skip to comments.Why Democrats Want So Desperately To Destroy Karl Rove - (Cooper email totally vindicates Rove!)
Posted on 07/14/2005 4:01:50 PM PDT by CHARLITE
In 2004, CNN interviewed White House Deputy Chief of Staff and past advisor to President Bush, Karl Rove about the Valerie Plame issue where members of the media had written stories based on insider information that had supposedly outed her as a CIA undercover operative. Rove told CNN, I didnt know her name. I didnt leak her name.
Before getting into the nuances of the case, one fact needs to be addressed. It still has yet to be verified if Mrs. Plame was actually outed as a covert undercover operative. It has been reported several times that at the time of the supposed outing she was a desk jockey, meaning she worked in the CIA office, not in a covert position, when the story broke.
The fact is, at some time in the past she had been a covert undercover agent, but by all apparent accounts, she no longer served in that capacity and that fact weighs heavily on the criminality of the case being investigated by federal prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald.
She was, however, working at the time as an undercover analyst in the CIAs Directorate of Operations counter proliferation division, yet the two lawyers who co-authored the law against the public release of the name of a covert agent has openly reiterated that she was not serving in the specified capacity to qualify her as being covertly undercover when her name was publicized.
Which takes us back to the issue surrounding Karl Rove.
Prosecutor Fitzgerald kept pressing the reporters involved with this story to give the names of their informants and what they had said. One of the facts the mainstream press practically refuses to report is that Karl Rove signed a waiver by January of 2004 allowing Time magazine correspondent Matt Cooper to reveal the conversation between the two.
Unlike Judith Miller who is now serving time in prison because she wont utilize her waiver to reveal her source, Cooper; whos wife is a Democrat advisor working for Hillary Clinton, is now testifying before a Grand Jury about his conversation with Rove.
He has also revealed an email he sent to his bureau chief about the two minute conversation between him and Rove that mostly concerned another subject, but ended with them speaking about the misinformation being written surrounding Joe Wilsons trip to Niger.
Rove reportedly warned Cooper that some of his information was inaccurate, specifically that neither CIA Director George Tenet nor Vice President Cheney had authorized Wilson to go on the trip the way it had been reported and Wilson himself had falsely asserted.
Coopers email pointed out that Rove warned him about going too far out on Wilson and that, Wilsons wife, who apparently works at the agency on WMD issues who authorized the trip. He also included Roves assessment that, not only the genesis of the trip is flawed an[d] suspect but so is the report. He [Rove] implied strongly theres still plenty to implicate Iraqi interest in acquiring uranium fro[m] Niger.... A little reality check here, folks. Rove was trying to stop an unbiased reporter from running with a factually inaccurate story that was being repeated by media elitists who were adamant to bring down the Bush administration at any cost... even repeating uncorroborated information. Sound familiar?
All based on an op-ed written by Wilson and produced by the New York Times attacking President Bush over his State of the Union speech where he referred to British intelligence. Yet the premise of Wilsons editorial was not only a ruse but eventually discredited by accounts revealed in his own book.
In his op-ed he asserted that hed found no evidence of an Iraqi purchase of uranium (so Bush lied) but in his book wrote that he had actually met with Baghdad Bob in Niger who was interested in information about the purchasing of uranium there, which in fact confirmed the accuracy of what the President had said (so Bush told the truth)!
Coopers email vindicates Rove on three fronts: 1) Rove never gave Plames name, 2) he was clearly warning Cooper that his information was inaccurate, not telling him to use it in a story, and 3) he couldnt have outed an undercover agent he didnt know was covert, because thats exactly what being covert means.
Wilson and his wife knew what her status was at the CIA and used that position to authorize a trip for him to go to Niger and then use it to falsely attack the President figuring nobody would ever know about her connection to the questionable tactic because since she worked as a CIA agent, her involvement would be untouchable and could never be revealed.
Then it was revealed and it was too late for them to turn back. So they decided to turn the heat away from their own shenanigans and focus it on somebody else, specifically the person who had shed light on their charade.
Which brings us to the firestorm that has been generated by media elitists and liberal Democrats who have seized on the moment to destroy the evil genius Karl Rove.
Democrats are porously losing constituents and political seats across the country and they have focused their ire for this conundrum towards one individual. The House and Senate have grown their Republican majorities and worst of all, because of Karl Roves political acumen, George W. Bush won a second term in the White House.
In the minds of liberal Democrats, there is no other possible way for Bush to continue to defeat them without his access to and advice from Karl Rove. When Bush not only beat Kerry in the election, but did so with more votes than any President had ever gotten and a three million vote advantage, liberals suddenly knew that Dick Cheney wasnt the puppet master they had previously believed... it was Karl Rove!
Of course Hillary Clinton supports John Kerrys call for Rove to be fired, because Kerrys still licking his election wounds he now thinks were administered by Rove, and Clinton doesnt want Rove standing in her way for the Presidency in 2008.
Liberals dont want to destroy Karl Rove because he told a reporter that Joe Wilsons wife who worked at the CIA was the person who authorized her husbands Nigerian trip.
Liberals want to destroy Rove because they believe he is the evil genius who has single-handedly destroyed the Democrat party and is the person solely responsible for hindering them from a resurgent movement back to power and prominence.
Lee P Butler is the Vice Chairman of the Richmond County Republican Party where he resides with his wife and three children and has been published in several outlets including The Richmond County Daily Journal, OpinionEditorials.com, The North Carolina Conservative, The Lasting Joy, and is the owner/publisher of leepbutler.com.
Cooper is not the only journalist to claim a "White House source" as making a phone call to inform that Valerie Plame, Joseph Wilson's wife, was a CIA operative.
If Rove released Cooper, why did he not also release Miller? Could it be that he was not the ONLY member of the White House who was telephoning journalists?? Who telephoned Novak, Russert and Mitchell??
and I love him for it. I will donate to any Rove Legal Defense fund, should the filthy traitors on the left remotley succeed in getting him into a court action. You know someone is ginning up a suit on behalf of all "outed" agents or some rabble.
"Cooper; whos wife is a Democrat advisor working for Hillary Clinton, is now testifying before a Grand Jury about his conversation with Rove. "
An objective MSM pundit, he.
This is typical Liberal tactics. Put a face and a name on their evil hatred. Rove is just the latest victim. They've tried this on Delay, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Livingston, and Gingrich to name a few.
I was sitting in an auto dealership lounge and CNN was on. They gave full time to Dem's and even Carl Levin yet cut off Republican responses. Dam liberals next to me were just drooling with pleasure or were to ignorant to understand what they were being exposed to.
Mr. Rove made his mistake when he treated Cooper like a decent human being and tried to help him in a decent way.
Always---Always suspect reporters. Give them nothing they can possibly use against you. the best way is to have them submit their questions in advance, It works for Hillary.
"Always---Always suspect reporters. Give them nothing they can possibly use against you. the best way is to have them submit their questions in advance, It works for Hillary."
Excellent points,sgt. . . . I love "It works for Hillary!" - so true.
It's SO-oooooo too bad that Rove is being pilloried for having been a gentleman! I totally LOATHE these liberals - every last one of them.
Thanks for your comments, sarge!
Is it possible that Miller is protecting herself because she is the original leak???
I think Rove is over-rated and George Bush under-rated. And as Kerry and Gore should (but won't) testitify, never under rate your enemy.
Cooper called Rove about welfare reform and this just came up.
Miller, I believe, has other sources she and the NYT doesn't want exposed and I'll bet good money it's not a WH "source". Personally, it's probably Wilson himself and this could be another memo-gate type incident.
Of course they are ignorant. That's an oxymoron with them. So ignorant they don't realize they are being duped yet again.
It's possible that Miller is the one who told Karl Rove (though I suspect it was Tennant).
It is also possible that Plame (or Wilson) was Miller's source. Miller is a reporter specializing in WMD. Plame was working for CIA, specializing in WMD. It's quite likely they knew each other -- and what each other did.
Given that Miller won't answer questions about a source for a story she never wrote, it's possible that she became involved in the investigation because somebody (Rove?) said "Miller is the one who told me about Plame".
Rove signed a blanket waiver releaseing EVERYONE. The real question is why Miller is still keeping quiet.
Boy they sure give The Eeeeeeeeeevil Karl Rove a lot of power and credit, don't they!
Lots of others need to be worried.......very worried, in my opinion. If there weren't some potential Democrat bombshells here, why would the Democrats be making all this noise? We haven't heard the half of this story yet. It didn't begin with Karl Rove. It goes a lot deeper than his casual, innocent, off-the-cuff remark to Cooper at the end of a 2 minute conversation, which he didn't even initiate!
The Dems have turned it on its head, trying to make it appear that the "evil mastermind," Karl Rove, deliberately tried to expose a diligent CIA undercover agent. It's nonsense, but Democrat operatives continue to believe that the vast majority of the American public are stupid imbeciles! I predict that they're going to get burned before this is finished!
Thanks for your comment, Fudd Fan!
That title should be reserved for the one man who really did destroy the Party -- William J. Clinton (a GOP operative?).
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