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  • Unclassified report from CIA Iraq WMD Program as of June 2001

    11/24/2005 2:55:33 PM PST · by SBD1 · 25 replies · 1,917+ views
    Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to WMD ^ | 1 January Through 30 June 2001 | Director of Central Intelligence
    ATTACHMENTUnclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions,  1 January Through 30 June 2001 IraqBaghdad has refused since December 1998 to allow United Nations inspectors into Iraq as required by Security Council Resolution 687.  In spite of ongoing UN efforts to establish a follow-on inspection regime comprising the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the IAEA’s Iraq Action Team, no UN inspections occurred during this reporting period.  Moreover, the automated video monitoring systemsinstalled by the UN at known and suspect WMD facilities in Iraq are still not...
  • New questions about who outed Valerie [The Couple Violated The CIA Regulations Concerning Reporters]

    11/23/2005 7:00:36 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 160 replies · 4,811+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Nov. 23, 2005 | Not Cited
    In violation of CIA regulations that bar contact with reporters without permission, Joseph Wilson's agency-employed wife Valerie Plame apparently accompanied him to a breakfast meeting with New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof in which they discussed the ambassador's controversial mission to Niger one month before Plame allegedly was "outed" by Robert Novak.In a WND column, investigative reporter Jack Cashill points to a "stunning admission" by Wilson in a January 2004 Vanity Fair magazine story that apparently has been overlooked.
  • Justice Rules Requires Fitzgerald to Throw Out Libby Indictment: Jed Babbin says to John Batchelor

    11/16/2005 8:36:28 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 123 replies · 3,754+ views
    This comes in the wake of the Woodward revelation that a former administration official discussed Plame/Flame with Bob Woodward before Libby ever spoke to a reporter. Also, that Woodward can not recall if he revealed the information to Libby. I am paraphrasing what I heard on tonight's John Batchelor Program during the 10:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. EST time slot on 770 WABC here in New York. Keep in mind that the last time I posted iformation from this program it was regarding John Fund saying Harriet Meirs Harriet Meirs nomination will be pulled. My post was two weeks before...
  • Source: Cheney Isn't Woodward's Source

    11/17/2005 7:14:09 PM PST · by Doofer · 114 replies · 3,125+ views
    AP ^ | 17 November 05 | JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer
    Vice President Dick Cheney is not the unidentified source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about the CIA status of the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson, a person familiar with the investigation said Thursday. Woodward did not talk with the vice president that day, did not provide the information that's been reported in Woodward's notes and has not had any conversations over the past several weeks about any release for allowing Woodward to testify, said the person, speaking on condition of anonymity. Woodward gave a sworn deposition in the CIA leak investigation on Monday, testifying that a...
  • Woodward's Source Never Testified Before Grand Jury (A lawyer in the case said)

    11/19/2005 9:20:05 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 64 replies · 2,330+ views
    Reuters via CNN Netscape ^ | November 18, 2005
    Headline of Article: Fitzgerald sees new grand jury proceedings ..... A lawyer in the case said Woodward's source had not previously testified before a grand jury in the leak case. .....

    11/18/2005 12:30:42 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 8,239 replies · 295,462+ views
    drudge ^ | nov. 18, 2005 | Drudge
  • Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting

    11/16/2005 11:20:59 AM PST · by Pikamax · 313 replies · 12,480+ views
    editor and publisher. ^ | 11/16/05 | Joe Strupp
    Pincus: Woodward 'Asked Me to Keep Him Out' of Plame Reporting By Joe Strupp Published: November 16, 2005 12:45 PM ET NEW YORK Walter Pincus, the longtime Washington Post reporter and one of several journalists who testified in the Valerie Plame case, said he believed as far back as 2003 that Bob Woodward had some involvement in the case but he did not pursue the information because Woodward asked him not to. "He asked me to keep him out of the reporting and I agreed to do that," Pincus said today. His comments followed a Post story today about Woodward's...
  • CIA Makes Referral to Justice Department on Secret Prisons Story

    11/08/2005 5:52:19 PM PST · by aculeus · 50 replies · 1,551+ views
    Tampa Bay On Line (AP) ^ | November 8, 2005 | By Katherine Shrader Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA took the first step toward a criminal investigation of a leak of possibly classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The agency's general counsel sent a report to the Justice Department about the Post story, which reported the existence of secret U.S. detention centers for suspected terrorists in Eastern Europe. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue deals with classified information, said the referral was made shortly after the Nov. 2 story. The leak investigation into the disclosure of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's...
  • BRIT HUME: The White House is ready to fight back

    11/06/2005 9:05:21 AM PST · by doug from upland · 328 replies · 9,090+ views
    FOX NEWS SUNDAY | 11-6-05 | dfu
    <p>Washington, D.C.</p> <p>After many, many months of being a punching bag, the punching bag is ready to fight back. Republicans believe it is long overdue.</p> <p>On FOX NEWS SUNDAY this morning, Brit Hume reported that he was told at the highest levels that the White House was finally going to engage the Democrats. They will be coming out with a defense of the war in Iraq.</p>
  • Some See Indictment as 'a Devastating Day for Journalism'

    10/29/2005 5:58:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies · 2,016+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 29, 2005 | James Rainey and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
    Accustomed to telling the story rather than being at the center of it, three journalists faced the extraordinary prospect Friday of holding key information that could send a top White House operative to prison. A variety of media watchers said they found that prospect chilling. In what promises to be an uncommonly media-centric prosecution, Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald charged vice presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby largely based on the testimony of journalists: NBC's Tim Russert, Time magazine White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller. They contradicted Libby under oath, exposing him...
  • Sept. 2004: Bush vs. The CIA (What PlameGate is Really All About)

    10/28/2005 9:47:23 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 49 replies · 1,631+ views
    Sep 27, 2004 WASHINGTON -- A few hours after George W. Bush dismissed a pessimistic CIA report on Iraq as "just guessing," the analyst who identified himself as its author told a private dinner last week of secret, unheeded warnings years ago about going to war in Iraq. This exchange leads to the unavoidable conclusion that the president of the United States and the Central Intelligence Agency are at war with each other. Paul R. Pillar, the CIA's national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia, sat down Tuesday night in a large West Coast city with a...
  • Howard Fineman: Rove Non-Indictment a Bush 'Victory'

    10/28/2005 12:22:42 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 122 replies · 3,873+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 28, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Newsweek magazine reporter Howard Fineman, who's been at the forefront of recent media speculation that top White House official Karl Rove would be indicted, has pronounced Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's decision to indict only Cheney aide Lewis Libby "a victory" for the Bush White House. "Given the expectations that have evolved around here in the last week or so, if it turns out that this phase of the grand jury ends with only Scooter Libby being indicted," Fineman told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough last night, "that will be seen as almost be seen as a backwards kind of victory here." Scarborough...
  • Woodward: Only Minimal Damage from Plame's Outing

    10/27/2005 8:11:22 PM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 92 replies · 2,706+ views
    Larry King Live ^ | October 27, 2005 | Larry King Live
    WOODWARD: I think one of the things that's fact that hasn't come out is we talk about... KING: Uh-oh, here it comes! WOODWARD: No, no. And this is not even a firecracker, but it's true. They did a damage assessment within the CIA, looking at what this did that Joe Wilson's wife was outed. And turned out it was quite minimal damage. They did not have to pull anyone out undercover abroad. They didn't have to resettle anyone. There was no physical danger to anyone and there was just some embarrassment. So people have kind of compared -- somebody was...
  • Special Report: Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials

    10/17/2005 1:30:57 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 77 replies · 4,074+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 17, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Special Report: Judith Miller Exonerates Bush Officials The true facts in the CIA-leak case are now becoming astonishingly clear. New York Times reporter Judith Miller's testimony, as she describes it in the Sunday edition of her paper, proves that the wrong people are under investigation. It's not really a story about Bush officials Lewis Libby and Karl Rove and their conversations with the press. Rather, it's a story about a CIA bureaucracy working to undermine the Bush administration through the media and cover up for its own mistakes. It's now obvious that Bush officials are spending time before a grand...
  • AP: Charges Don't Directly Address CIA Leak

    10/28/2005 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 78 replies · 2,195+ views
    BREITBART.COM ^ | Oct 28 3:37 PM US/Eastern | GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's first charges in the White House leak case don't get to the heart of his two-year probe: the leak. The indictment of vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. is built on charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury _ and it will rest primarily on testimony from a handful of Washington reporters. "In some ways it seems less satisfying," said Michael Cahill, a Brooklyn Law School professor, adding that false statements might have impeded the probe into whether top Bush administration officials knowingly revealed the identity of CIA agent Valerie...
  • Nancy Pelosi Statement on Grand Jury (barf-up both lungs alert!)

    10/28/2005 11:47:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies · 1,561+ views
    MSM Crap ^ | 10/28/05 | Pelosi Intern "Chuck"
    Pelosi Statement on Criminal Indictment of I. Lewis Libby 10/28/2005 1:33:00 PM To: National Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today following the criminal indictment of Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff I. Lewis Libby: "The criminal indictments of a top White House official mark a sad day for America and another chapter in the Republicans' culture of corruption. At the heart of these indictments was the effort by the Bush...
  • Cheney says ex-aide Libby presumed innocent

    10/28/2005 11:19:52 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 57 replies · 1,906+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2005
    Vice President Dick Cheney said on Friday that his indicted ex-chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was presumed innocent until a contrary finding is made by a jury. In a written statement, Cheney said he had accepted Libby's resignation with deep regret. "In our system of government an accused person is presumed innocent until a contrary finding is made by a jury after an opportunity to answer the charges and a full airing of the facts. Mr. Libby is entitled to that opportunity," he said.
  • Libby indicted on obstruction of justice, false statement and perjury charge - RESIGNS

    10/28/2005 9:45:41 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 750 replies · 39,887+ views ^ | October 28, 2005
    Libby indicted on obstruction of justice, false statment and perjury charge...
  • Italians Debate Role in Operative's Saga ~~ RE: The CIA Leak caper of Amb Joe Wilson ...,

    10/28/2005 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 470+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
    ROME — Secret meetings. Spies. Forged documents. Government denials. Burglary. As Washington braces for the possible indictment of some of its most powerful officials, Italy is reliving its own small but significant role in "Niger-Gate," the scandal that surfaced as the Bush administration made its case for war in Iraq. If all roads lead to Rome, so do the rumors: Washington's problem with the leak of a CIA officer's identity has tentacles here. Former U.S. diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV, whose wife was the covert CIA operative whose identity might have been leaked by White House officials, was dispatched in...
  • Decision Expected Today in CIA Leak Inquiry ~~ Oct 28, 2005

    10/28/2005 12:41:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 619+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2005 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — The federal grand jury investigating the CIA leak case prepared for a final day of deliberations as a special prosecutor huddled with his legal team Thursday about whether to seek indictments against administration figures for leaking the name of a covert operative. Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald was expected to announce today the results of his 22-month investigation, and there were growing expectations that one or more administration figures would be charged with wrongdoing. The grand jury was expected to meet this morning, with an announcement by Fitzgerald expected about midday.