There is enough incredible news on this post to keep us all busy with reading materials for the weekend. Enjoy! LS
FITZGERALD IS INTERESTED IN TAKING A PEEK BEHIND THE PUPPETMASTER'S CURTAIN
Paul O'Neill (aka Pablo - the name assigned to him by Bush) wrote in his book The Price of Loyalty that Cheney is the administration's puppermaster. He hides behind a curtain pulling all of the strings necessary to make the Bush hacks shove the neocon agenda down our throats. When things go wrong, others are blamed. Cheney's fingerprints are always missing from failures, crimes and screwups. Maybe not this time. Fitzgerald wants to take a hard peek behind the curtain.
This is a great piece because it reveals how Judith Miller was used as a tool by the Bush Administration to move The White House Iraq Group's mission into the mainstream media. My question is, was Judy used and abused by the WHIGs or was she a willing accomplice?
CHENEY INVOLVED IN TREASONGATE?
WILSON CAUGHT CHENEY'S ATTENTION TWO MONTHS BEFORE PLAME WAS OUTED.
In this Washington Post piece, Rove is pressed to explain why he offered differing accounts on the Plame issue when questioned by the Prosecutor. Fitzgerald could very possibly take the high level inner circle of the Bush administration down. The article indicates that some lawyers think, based on his questions, Fitzgerald might be going in the direction of violations to the Espionage Act.
Some lawyers in the case think Fitzgerald may no longer be interested in proving whether Plame's name was illegally leaked to reporters. That would require the difficult task of showing that an official knew the material was classified, that the official knew that the CIA was actively working to keep it a secret and that the person purposely leaked the information.
Instead, the lawyers, who based their opinions on the kinds of questions Fitzgerald is asking and not on firsthand knowledge, think the special prosecutor may be headed in a different direction. They said Fitzgerald could be trying to establish that a group of White House officials violated the Espionage Act, which prohibits the disclosure of classified material, or that they engaged in a conspiracy to discredit Wilson in part by identifying Plame.
ROVE PRESSED ON CONFLICTS
MORE TROUBLES FOR TOMMY BOY?
PROSECUTOR SUBPOENAS DELAY PHONE RECORDS.
MORE TROUBLES FOR TOMMY BOY
PROSECUTOR ALSO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TOMMY PAID FOR HIS MINI VAN.
HOW DID TOMMY BOY PAY FOR HIS MINI VAN?
DIRTY TOMMY FIGHTS BACK. ATTACKS MR. EARLE ON HIS WEB SITE
TOMMY FIGHTS EARLE ON WEB SITE
SLIME BOY TOMMY'S APPROVAL RATING GOING DOWN IN HIS DISTRCT.
TOMMY'S APPROVAL RATINGS TAKING A DIVE
UH OH! Just in from Raw Story
JUDY MILLER TO TAKE LEAVE OF ABSENCE IMMEDIATELY FROM THE NYT.
JUDY MILLER TO TAKE LEAVE
NYT COMES CLEAN ON MILLER
From Raw Story.com
NYT ON MILLER
ANOTHER INVESTIGATION FOR THE WHITE HOUSE????
GAO CONCLUDES EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ENGAGED IN COVERT PROPAGANDA IN BY HIRING ARMSTRONG TO PROMOTE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.
BUSH COVERT PROPAGANDA
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