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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 08:01 AM
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BBCi: Bush and Cheney top aides testify
Senior aides to the US president and vice-president have been called before an inquiry into the leak of a CIA agent's name, according to reports.
Karl Rove, George W Bush's special adviser, and Lewis Libby who is Dick Cheney's chief of staff testified to a grand jury, the Washington Post said.

Two of Mr Bush's press officials have also appeared at the inquiry recently.

The investigation was ordered into the leak of the name of Valerie Plame who worked for the US spy agency.

A newspaper columnist revealed her name last summer, saying White House officials had given him the information about Ms Plame, whose husband Joseph Wilson has criticised the White House.

A deliberate leak of an undercover agent's name would be illegal.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3474981.stm

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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 09:50 AM
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1. Where's the U.S. Coverage?
This should be BIG news here.
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GoldenOldie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:08 AM
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6. Testimony under Oath???
Does anyone know if they took an oath before they testified....if not, they can lie their .... off and not be held responsible for their actions. Doesn't this all appear like a staged event to satisfy the voters, much like Dubya's AWOL status. Everyone in the Clinton administration from Bill, Hillary down to their immediate childhood friends were required to take an oath prior to giving testimony!!!!
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:12 AM
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7. Sorry, there does seem to be something in the NYT
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/10/politics/10LEAK.html

Top Bush Aide Is Questioned in C.I.A. Leak
By DAVID JOHNSTON

Published: February 10, 2004


ASHINGTON, Feb. 9 President Bush's press secretary and a former White House press aide testified on Friday to a federal grand jury investigating who improperly disclosed the identity of a C.I.A. officer, the press secretary and a lawyer for the aide said on Monday.

The appearances of the press secretary, Scott McClellan, and the press aide, Adam Levine, reflected what lawyers in the case said was the quickening pace of a criminal inquiry in which a special prosecutor is examining conversations between journalists and the White House.

When he was asked by reporters on Monday whether he had been questioned in the case, Mr. McClellan said he had been filmed by news organizations as he emerged from the federal courthouse. "I think that confirms it for you," he said.



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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 09:54 AM
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2. Go figure that OUR media isn't all over this!!!
This is BIG news!!! At least, it certainly should be :mad:
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:01 AM
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3. the "Sgt. Schultz Defense"

"I Know Nozzeen! NOZEEN!!!! I HEAR Nozeen, i SEE nozeen i KNOW NOZEEEN!!!"
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:03 AM
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4. I sure hope Rove is indicted
Joe Wilson mentioned Rove's name shortly after this scandal broke and said one of the journalists fingered him in particular. Also, didn't Tweety mention a call from Rove who said Plame was "fair game?"
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:04 AM
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5. Scooter on the stand...
I'd love to know what Scooter had to say, since he seems to be the latest target, according to UPI reporter Richard Sale's story...
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 01:07 PM
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8. "Will any member of the White House staff..."
"...who is not currently under investigation, please report to the basement. There's some shredding to do. Thank you." :D
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