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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:33 AM
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WP: Rove not the source who called Cooper
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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Cooper declined to identify the government source who called and freed him to speak to the grand jury and Fitzgerald about their conversations in 2003.

One of the government officials Cooper talked to during that period was Karl Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, according to Cooper's notes and Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin. Luskin has said that Rove did not identify Plame to Cooper and did nothing wrong.

In an interview yesterday, he said Rove was not the source who called Cooper yesterday morning and personally waived the confidentiality agreement.

"Karl has not asked anybody to treat him as a confidential source with regard to this story," Luskin said.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:38 AM
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1. sez Rove's lawyer
again
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whalerider55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:40 AM
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2. nope...
he merely had a *ista enforcer call and tell them if they wanted to see their pets alive again, they'd keep their mouths shut...

whalerider
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:42 AM
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3. And how long did Mark Felt deny he was Deep Throat? n/t
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ScamUSA.Com Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:09 AM
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6. 30 years
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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11. That is why we can't take the denials seriously
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:51 AM
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4. Your headline is a bit misleading as it isn't the
headline on the story, and it implies a fact. But as your quotes show, Cooper neither denied nor confirmed Rove's involvement and the person making the assertion is Rove's lawyer, whom we have reason to doubt.
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snowbird42 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:55 AM
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5. Who would have known Plames identity?
Rove probably doesnt have clearance so where did the info come from to out Valerie?

Bolton probably does have the clearance, doesnt he? hes in Roves pocket too.

I havent seen his name come up .
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:33 AM
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12. Remember when Voinovitch cried about Bolton? Did anyone
ever find out what he knew about him?
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:10 AM
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7. WTF? Look what the NYT reported today:
""A short time ago, in somewhat dramatic fashion, I received an express, personal release from my source," Mr. Cooper said. "It's with a bit of surprise and no small amount of relief that I will comply with this subpoena.

Mr. Cooper's decision to drop his refusal to testify followed discussions on Wednesday morning among lawyers representing Mr. Cooper and Karl Rove, the senior White House political adviser, according to a person who has been officially briefed on the case. Mr. Fitzgerald was also involved in the discussions, the person said.

In his statement in court, Mr. Cooper did not name Mr. Rove as the source about whom he would now testify, but the person who was briefed on the case said that he was referring to Mr. Rove and that Mr. Cooper's decision came after behind-the-scenes maneuvering by his lawyers and others in the case.

Those discussions centered on whether a legal release signed by Mr. Rove last year was meant to apply specifically to Mr. Cooper, who by its terms would be released from any pledge of confidentiality he had made to Mr. Rove, the person said. Mr. Cooper said in court that he had agreed to testify only after he had received an explicit waiver from his source."

http://nytimes.com/2005/07/07/politics/07leak.html?page ...

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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 AM
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9. Flatly contradicts what Rove's attorney Luskin told Wash Post...
Intriguing. Thanks for posting!
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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:24 AM
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10. Wow. Just finished reading entire article.
VERY interesting and not at all what's being reported in the Washington Post article.

If you have time, this article certainly deserves its own thread...
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:41 AM
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13. E & P has picked up on this and someone just posted it.
'NY Times' Says Source Who Gave Matt Cooper Waiver Was Karl Rove
By E&P Staff

Published: July 07, 2005 8:45 AM ET

NEW YORK "A short time ago, in somewhat dramatic fashion, I received an express, personal release from my source," Matt Cooper of Time magazine told a federal judge yesterday, in dramatic fashion, just before being sentenced to jail. "It's with a bit of surprise and no small amount of relief that I will comply with this subpoena."

But who was this source? According to The New York Times today, "Cooper's decision to drop his refusal to testify followed discussions on Wednesday morning among lawyers representing Mr. Cooper and Karl Rove, the senior White House political adviser, according to a person who has been officially briefed on the case."

Rove's lawyer had confirmed over the weekend that his client had turned up as a source in Cooper's documents, which Time turned over to the special prosecutor on Friday, but that did not mean that he was the key source in question.

Recent discussions, the Times reported, "centered on whether a legal release signed by Mr. Rove last year was meant to apply specifically to Mr. Cooper, who by its terms would be released from any pledge of confidentiality he had made to Mr. Rove, the person said. Mr. Cooper said in court that he had agreed to testify only after he had received an explicit waiver from his source.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di ...




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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:10 AM
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8. Miller had gall to declare her effort to that of US troops "risking death
in their fight for freedom in Iraq." How utterly contemptible coming from the woman who gave us "Curveball's" hyped WMD threats and helped enable Dubya to have his war in Iraq.

"I know that the freest and fairest societies are those with a free press . . . publishing information that the government does not want to reveal," she said. She compared her effort to that of U.S. troops risking death in their fight for freedom in Iraq: "If they can do that, surely I can face prison to defend a free press."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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