Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Amazing Coincidence

The Rove-Plame story, if it plays out according to the hints being spread around Washington like breadcrumbs, will be huge, monstrous, boffo stuff. But so far, we are all reduced to Kremlinology on very little hard information.

Still, I think we can all be encouraged by the way these two facts, not yet offically connected, seem to dovetail.

Fact #1: Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, told Michael Isikoff that "Rove himself had testified before the grand jury 'two or three times' and signed a waiver authorizing reporters to testify about their conversations with him."

Fact #2: The Special Counsel in the case filed a brief today holding Judas Judith Miller's feet to the fire regarding the punishment of choice. In that brief, Patrick Fitzgerald stated that "Neither Special Counsel, not this Court should lightly conclude that Miller will spend months in jail without thinking more deeply about ... whether the interests of journalism at large and, even more broadly, the proper conduct of government, are truly served by her continued refusals to obey this Court's order to testify in an investigation in which she is an eyewitness and her putative source has been identified and has waived confidentiality."

It is possible of course, that others have signed such waivers. But I am liking the odds more and more. And who else other than Rove has been identified as a source?

Update: As a reader correctly pointed out, Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby also signed a waiver. Has he been identifed as a source?

5 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Bloor said...

has anyone ever been awared a presidential pardon and a presidential medal of freedom at the same ceremony?

just wondering

7:18 PM  
Blogger SherAn said...

Scooter Libby also signed a waiver. Since he is/was Cheney's Chief of Staff, it's about the same difference. Bringing down the Pillsbury Doughboy, though, would certainly earn a gold star!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Grandpa Eddie said...

Rove has got to go. He has used his position all too often to discredit others so he can advance his agenda which has been passed off as the republican agenda, which the repukes willingly go along with 'cause it benifits them more than anyone else in this country. Karl The Fascist Pig Rove is not only a liar but also a traitor to this great country and it's people. See the following link to see what I mean: http://forthegrandkids.blogspot.com/2005/06/
karl-rove-liar-and-traitor.html

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Judith Miller REALLY? (re: all of this):

more on Judith Miller. people pecking around on DU. marsha hammond, phd

World Tribunal on Iraq: " ...in particular their reporter Judith Miller,
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 03:34 PM by understandinglife


.... whose main source was on the payroll of the CIA."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

and,

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

WaPo and all the other major corporate news machines know, from Plame to 9/11 to
Iraq to ..... that they are in massive disservice to our Constitution and our
well-being as citizens of a democracy.

In fact, the World Tribunal on Iraq stated in the Preliminary Declaration of the
Jury of Conscience:



Findings and Charges

F. Against the Major Corporate Media

1. Disseminating the deliberate falsehoods spread by the governments of the US
and the UK and failing to adequately investigate this misinformation. This even
in the face of abundant evidence to the contrary. Among the corporate media
houses that bear special responsibility for promoting the lies about Iraq’s
weapons of mass destruction, we name the New York Times, in particular their
reporter Judith Miller, whose main source was on the payroll of the CIA. We also
name Fox News, CNN and the BBC.

Link:
http://www.worldtribunal.org/main/?b=91







Isn't it interesting that the one reporter named by the World Tribunal on Iraq
is Judith Miller. And, isn't it interesting how they characterize her role in
Bu$h's illegal war of aggression on Iraq.




from www.democraticunderground.com

Hey: its not impossible. off the home page, 2nd article entitled "Save the
First Amendment from Karl Rove."

hope you find this useful.

buddha8 (not me, to make things clear):


"I think there is more to this than meets the eye. It is quite possible
that Miller herself is a mole placed in the NYTimes by Israel or simply by the
white house. Is anyone familiar with her background? She was obviously engaged
in the runup to the war in disseminating outrageous lies that were politically
motivated. No journalist with any training at all would work so fulltime to
distribute such unsubstantiated innuendo.

No way they get Rove. No one has the power to effect justice. The CIA has been
purged. Gonzalez trolls the Justice Department and facists feed daily on
Pennsylvannia Ave. Would be as likely that Hitler would turn Goebels in in 36'.
Not possible. A liberal pipe dream. People are waking up too late now to the
horror which is the complete and effective overthrow of the Republic. Democracy
exists in name only and has been absent the scene for a good 5 years now. Just
as in Germany, the few intellectuals who stayed realized too late the horror of
their own inaction.

Whats next is a war for the huge natural gas fields in Iran, a draft, roundups
of political dissidents, a new Patriot Act and god knows what hysterically
staged 'terror' event here in Amerikanna. I hope I am wrong but the progression
of things seems otherwise.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy vey! Thanks a lot. Just what I needed something more to worry about.

Explain to me what invisible aura of protection keeps this amoral administration from being caught at anything they've done?

It's getting scarier and scarier in Amerika. And we had better soon wake up and smell the stench or we'll be soon be sleeping through the death of our republic and the end of democracy as our form of governing.

3:36 PM  

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