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Thursday, October 20, 2005


The CIA Leak Case
Rove Told Jury Libby May Have Been His Source
White House adviser testifies that he learned the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame before her identity was revealed.

“... Libby's lawyer, Joseph Tate, did not return calls for comment last night. Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, declined to comment. The development was first reported last night by the Associated Press.

Lawyers in the case have said Rove and Libby are the central focus of Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald's 22-month investigation, which is scheduled to end by the time the grand jury expires Oct. 28. But they are not the only officials worried about the uncertain conclusion to the case.

John Hannah, an aide to Cheney and one of two dozen people questioned in the CIA leak case, has told friends in recent months he is worried he may be implicated by the investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

It is not clear whether Hannah had any role in unmasking Plame, or why he should fear Fitzgerald's probe. But the eleventh-hour emergence of another possible target shows how Fitzgerald has cast his net so widely over the past two years that it is impossible to know who, if anyone, it might ensnare.

Fitzgerald and his team have interviewed or taken before the grand jury at least two dozen officials or staffers from the White House, the vice president's office, the State Department and the CIA, according to people involved in the case.

Fitzgerald has dug into the deepest corners of the administration, pressing for information about everything from the mechanics of a secretive group of officials tasked with selling the Iraq war, to the State Department officials who assembled information on Wilson, the diplomat-turned-Iraq war critic, according to people familiar with the case. The focus has been on who leaked Plame's name, and who else knew about it. ...”(complete in link)

USA Today
Rove in more spy strife
Australian, Australia - 1 hour ago
... agent to the US media - a criminal offence - took another damaging turn for the White House yesterday with allegations that top Bush aide Karl Rove had pointed ...
Rove said to talk to Libby on CIA aide Boston Globe
AP: Rove, Libby discussed reporter info San Jose Mercury News
Democrats question Bush-Rove meeting on CIA leak Reuters
Kansas City Star - San Diego Daily Transcript (subscription) - all 856 related »

Washington Post
Source: Rove, Libby discussed Plame
Indianapolis Star, United States - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- New York Times reporter Judith Miller appealed to senators Wednesday for a federal law to shield the identities of news sources. ...
The Sorry Story Of Judith Miller: The Times Was Wrong Hartford Courant
Editorial: Blood on their hands People's Weekly World
EDITORIALS : Judith Miller’s mess Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)
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Washington Post
Rove's fate leaves Bush agenda in the balance
Financial Times, UK - 20 hours ago
By Caroline Daniel. If Karl Rove, chief political strategist for President George W. Bush, were a betting man he might be feeling relieved. ...
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Olbermann Hypes Idea that Bush Lied about Rove's Role in CIA Leak ...
NewsBusters - 11 hours ago
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Guerrilla News Network
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Washington Post, United States - 55 minutes ago
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Unconfirmed Sources (satire)
Rove, Libby, Meirs, and Cheney appear on Leaked list of Upcoming ...
Unconfirmed Sources (satire) - 18 hours ago
Unconfirmed sources reports that a draft list of White House officials to be pardoned by the President has been leaked to the media. ...
Rove/Plame: the witness list
Minneapolis City Pages, MN - 22 hours ago
The National Journal's blog, The Hotline, has compiled a list of the people who have spoken to Patrick Fitzgerald and/or testified before his grand jury. ...
Rove cancels three appearances before conservatives in the past ...
Newsday, NY - Oct 18, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Juggling appearances before a grand jury and conservative admirers didn't seem to make sense, so presidential adviser Karl Rove has canceled ...
Rove cancels three appearances before conservatives in the past ... WTNH

John Lapp wrote Sparky asking him to share the below -- but I was already prepped with the news ...

Just want to give you an update on Tom DeLay's legal situation. Yesterday, he was issued an arrest warrant and in coming days, as hard as this is to believe, he will be booked, fingerprinted and seen in a mug shot. That's right, the former Republican Leader, now twice indicted, will face the humility of a mug shot.
The Associated Press is reporting...

"A Texas court issued a warrant Wednesday for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to appear for booking, where he is likely to face the fingerprinting and photo mug shot he had hoped to avoid.

"Bail was initially set at $10,000 as a routine step before his first court appearance on conspiracy and money laundering charges. Travis County court officials said DeLay was ordered to appear at the Fort Bend County jail for booking."

Then came this from Tom DeLay's hometown paper yesterday morning...

DeLay's lawyer lacking evidence of DA misconduct
Houston Chronicle -- October 19, 2005

"U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's chief lawyer says he has no evidence that Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle participated in grand jury deliberations, despite having made that allegation in motions to dismiss DeLay's indictments."

Tom DeLay fought the law, and the law is winning.

We'll keep you updated in days to come -- stay tuned.


John Lapp
Executive Director, DCCC

P.S. -- Even mired in disgrace and supposedly stripped of his leadership role, we hear that DeLay is still taking part in Republican Leadership meetings, making crucial decisions that affect us all. No Republican in Congress has challenged this outrage, and to this day only three out of more than 200 Republicans have given back the money they took from him. The DCCC is committed to installing a Congress that provides more for America than blind obedience to Tom DeLay.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.CBS INTERACTIVE:
DeLay's Dilemma
Here's a look at the career and the woes of the former House majority leader.

Arrest warrant issued for Tom DeLay

October 20, 2005

An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Bail was set at $10,000 ahead of his scheduled court appearance in Austin, Texas for money laundering and conspiracy charges.

Court officials said DeLay was expected to go to Fort Bend County Jail in his district near Houston for booking, but this has not yet been confirmed. DeLay has been charged with conspiracy and money laundering in a campaign finance scheme tied to his political action committee, Texans for a Republican Majority. Texas law forbids the use of corporate money in political campaigns. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday before state District Judge Bob Perkins.

He has denied any wrongdoing, but is accused of laundering $190,000 in corporate campaign contributions through the Republican National Committee for distribution to Republican candidates for the Texas Legislature in 2002.

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Time for a bow, Sparks


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