Sunday, July 17, 2005

Cooper says it was TurdBlossom & Scooter.

From the AP comes the news that Matt Cooper in an article in this weeks Time, reinforced by his appearence on Meat The Press, says it was "Karl"TurdBlossom Rove and Dick "Dick" Cheneys chief of staff Scooter Libby who told him about Valerie Plame.
The vice president's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was a source along with the president's chief political adviser for a Time story that identified a CIA officer, the magazine reporter said Sunday, further countering White House claims that neither aide was involved in the leak.
Á point of interest, they were not the only ones out there talking to reporters.
Libby and Rove were among the unidentified government officials who provided information for a Time story about Wilson, Cooper told NBC's "Meet the Press."

Cooper also said there may have been other government officials who were sources for his article. Time posted "A War on Wilson?" on its Web site on July 17, 2003.

The reporter refused to elaborate about other sources. He said that he has given all information to the grand jury in Washington where he was questioned for 2 1/2 hours on Wednesday.

In his first-person account, Cooper said Rove ended their telephone conversation with the words, "I've already said too much."
Yes indeedy, way too much for ODL. But not nearly enough for real Americans.

UPDATE:Juan Cole has a telling quote from Meat The Press that was missing from the AP report.
Did Rove say that she worked at the `agency' on `WMD'?"--weapons of mass destruction. "Yes. When he said things would be declassified soon, was that itself impermissible? I don't know."
As Mr Cole makes clear.
We may also conclude that Karl Rove knew that he was discussing classified information with Mr. Cooper. Why otherwise promise that the information would be declassified?


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