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23. Bob Novak's article
Edited on Tue Jul-11-06 06:01 PM by DemReadingDU
My Leak Case Testimony
Posted Jul 11, 2006

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded. That frees me to reveal my role in the federal inquiry that, at the request of Fitzgerald, I have kept secret.

I have cooperated in the investigation while trying to protect journalistic privileges under the First Amendment and shield sources who have not revealed themselves. I have been subpoenaed by and testified to a federal grand jury. Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue.

For nearly the entire time of his investigation, Fitzgerald knew -- independent of me -- the identity of the sources I used in my column of July 14, 2003. A federal investigation was triggered when I reported that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was employed by the CIA and helped initiate his 2002 mission to Niger. That Fitzgerald did not indict any of these sources may indicate his conclusion that none of them violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.


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  - hmmmf.  lonestarnot   Jul-11-06 04:56 PM   #1 
  - FOS- full of SHIT. "Brewster Jennings" was recorded as a covert  npincus   Jul-11-06 04:57 PM   #2 
  - Novak commited Treason  Disturbed   Jul-11-06 05:00 PM   #3 
  - Accessory after the fact. The ones before the fact are the big fish. NT  MADem   Jul-11-06 05:06 PM   #6 
     - More like co-conspirator.  Sentinel Chicken   Jul-12-06 10:11 AM   #81 
  - He is trying  H2O Man   Jul-11-06 05:00 PM   #4 
  - one of them in particular  stop the bleeding   Jul-11-06 09:01 PM   #34 
  - POS, too. What a "ho"!!! Gawd, I hope that basturd goes down,...  Just Me   Jul-11-06 05:09 PM   #7 
  - IIRC, that name was  igil   Jul-11-06 05:47 PM   #22 
  - Did it say in Who's Who that she was a CIA agent? No.  w4rma   Jul-11-06 05:59 PM   #25 
     - No.  igil   Jul-11-06 08:52 PM   #31 
     - Wasn't Plame her CIA cover name?  formernaderite   Jul-12-06 01:29 PM   #83 
  - No but if you know Valerie Plame Wilson really works for the CIA then  Garbo 2004   Jul-11-06 10:00 PM   #48 
  - my, my, my  gkhouston   Jul-11-06 05:03 PM   #5 
  - I hope the hell you are right! Time is running closer and closer!  lonestarnot   Jul-11-06 05:10 PM   #10 
  - Knowing her name is not the same as knowing she was a covert CIA agent  Beaverhausen   Jul-11-06 05:09 PM   #8 
  - it is utter nonsense--how could Novak say she sent Joe to Africa  librechik   Jul-11-06 05:12 PM   #12 
  - Puke for a puke.  gordianot   Jul-11-06 05:10 PM   #9 
  - Novak will lie to protect the White House  Monkeyman   Jul-11-06 05:12 PM   #11 
  - He's under no compulsion to tell the truth to the public about any of this  leveymg   Jul-11-06 05:21 PM   #15 
  - Damn, post a warning next time  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-11-06 05:13 PM   #13 
  - Novak cursed and stormed off set, basically quitting his job  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-11-06 05:16 PM   #14 
  - Ya, that stunt was a great show of journalistic integrity. nt  progressoid   Jul-11-06 05:23 PM   #16 
     - maybe  johnnydrama   Jul-11-06 05:26 PM   #17 
  - I don't think he is fooling anyone but himself.  Gregorian   Jul-11-06 05:37 PM   #18 
  - Big scoop, Matt. Novak wrote about that in Aug 2005. LINK----->  Rose Siding   Jul-11-06 05:43 PM   #19 
  - Did it say "Valerie Plame - Spy" in Who's Who?  Canuckistanian   Jul-11-06 05:44 PM   #20 
  - "Novak will appear on Brit Hume and Hannity & Colmes"--he wouldn't want to  wordpix2   Jul-11-06 05:45 PM   #21 
  - Bob Novak's article  DemReadingDU   Jul-11-06 05:56 PM   #23 
  - Link to Who's Who entry for Joseph C. Wilson:  bleever   Jul-11-06 05:58 PM   #24 
  - Novak Could have Learned her name from ANYONE; HE'S DODGING THE POINT  berni_mccoy   Jul-11-06 06:07 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 08:57 PM   #32 
     - That's not what Fitzgerald said  kingofalldems   Jul-11-06 09:03 PM   #35 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:20 PM   #37 
     - You apparently haven't been paying attention  George Oilwellian   Jul-11-06 09:22 PM   #39 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:33 PM   #43 
           - inform yourself before you try these lies here .. DU's been investigating  bobbieinok   Jul-12-06 12:29 AM   #73 
  - UPDATE  kpete   Jul-11-06 06:21 PM   #27 
  - more info, still lots of holes  felix t cat   Jul-11-06 06:32 PM   #28 
     - Welcome to DU felix t cat  stop the bleeding   Jul-11-06 08:47 PM   #30 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:14 PM   #36 
     - Do you have any information that we don't?  cat_girl25   Jul-11-06 09:23 PM   #40 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:28 PM   #41 
           - LOL, just LOL, sometimes finesse works better, nuance, etc, etc. n/t  Spazito   Jul-11-06 09:30 PM   #42 
           - You'll have to tell us where you got this info from.  cat_girl25   Jul-11-06 09:47 PM   #44 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:50 PM   #45 
                 - That explains it!  blonndee   Jul-11-06 09:53 PM   #46 
                 - What terrible site? Is it a legitimate site?  cat_girl25   Jul-11-06 10:05 PM   #49 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 10:27 PM   #54 
                       - No, not freerepublic  cat_girl25   Jul-11-06 10:32 PM   #56 
                       - LOL, ummm, going to the headquarters of delusional freepers  Spazito   Jul-11-06 10:52 PM   #61 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 10:56 PM   #63 
                             - Only if one wants to laugh, certainly not if one is looking for facts  Spazito   Jul-11-06 11:06 PM   #69 
                             - Scooter!  H2O Man   Jul-12-06 09:54 AM   #78 
     - If Fitz knew who the primary source was, why was no indictment issued?  bilgewaterbill   Jul-11-06 10:39 PM   #58 
     - Hi felix t cat!!  newyawker99   Jul-12-06 09:48 AM   #76 
        - Remeber Rove Lied from the start  dogday   Jul-12-06 09:52 AM   #77 
  - I would like to say "Bullshit" and walk away from the table...  Wrinkle_In_Time   Jul-11-06 08:40 PM   #29 
  - Cheney  stop the bleeding   Jul-11-06 09:00 PM   #33 
  - STB  kpete   Jul-11-06 10:16 PM   #52 
  - Well, we know one thing that we really knew all along, Novak sang  Spazito   Jul-11-06 09:22 PM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 09:57 PM   #47 
     - Agree, Novak sang so quickly and he only had info to provide that  Spazito   Jul-11-06 10:08 PM   #50 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 10:16 PM   #51 
        - Wow, you got ALL the talking points memorized,  blonndee   Jul-11-06 10:17 PM   #53 
        - Umm, it was the CIA itself that requested the investigation of the  Spazito   Jul-11-06 10:28 PM   #55 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 10:53 PM   #62 
           - Gosh, I hope your visit has been fruitful, dare I say "educational"!  Spazito   Jul-11-06 11:02 PM   #65 
           - You are full of it, if I may say so  kingofalldems   Jul-11-06 11:04 PM   #67 
              - Scooter gets upset.  H2O Man   Jul-12-06 09:58 AM   #79 
        - .........  Sydnie   Jul-11-06 10:36 PM   #57 
        - The point you are mising  proud2Blib   Jul-11-06 10:51 PM   #60 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 11:01 PM   #64 
           - LOL When did Joe mention her?  proud2Blib   Jul-11-06 11:03 PM   #66 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 11:12 PM   #70 
                 - You are wrong  proud2Blib   Jul-11-06 11:20 PM   #72 
        - No one has been indicted because Bush is a traitor to his Country  Quixote1818   Jul-12-06 12:47 AM   #74 
     - Well gee whiz you could free Libby tomorrow with all your  kingofalldems   Jul-11-06 10:48 PM   #59 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 11:05 PM   #68 
           - So you are backing down  kingofalldems   Jul-11-06 11:15 PM   #71 
  - Novak: Rove was a source in outing Plame  GloriaSmith   Jul-12-06 12:52 AM   #75 
     - bwahahaha, now Rove & Novak are at odds & shooting at each other  wordpix2   Jul-12-06 10:04 AM   #80 
        - and how about  newspeak   Jul-12-06 10:22 AM   #82 

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