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Cheney's Handwritten Notes Implicate Bush in Plame Affair

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Copies of handwritten notes by Vice President Dick Cheney, introduced at trial by defense attorneys for former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would appear to implicate George W. Bush in the Plame CIA Leak case.

    Bush has long maintained that he was unaware of attacks by any member of his administration against [former ambassador Joseph] Wilson. The ex-envoy's stinging rebukes of the administration's use of pre-war Iraq intelligence led Libby and other White House officials to leak Wilson's wife's covert CIA status to reporters in July 2003 in an act of retaliation.

    But Cheney's notes, which were introduced into evidence Tuesday during Libby's perjury and obstruction-of-justice trial, call into question the truthfulness of President Bush's vehement denials about his prior knowledge of the attacks against Wilson. The revelation that Bush may have known all along that there was an effort by members of his office to discredit the former ambassador begs the question: Was the president also aware that senior members of his administration compromised Valerie Plame's undercover role with the CIA?


    Uh Oh!

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/013107Z.shtml
     
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    WellArmitage has publicly disclosed he was the source of the leak also Fitzgerald has said that Plame wasn't covert so there was no crime in exposing ehr to begin with. Libby is being prosecuted for lying to the FBI.

    What should be investigated is the relationship between Mary McCarthy and the Wilson's, and how Joe got the job to do a political hit on the administration. Do a search on the McCarthy/Wilosn campaign contributations and Links to the prior administration.
     
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    What?

    when the justice department gets a call to investigate campaign contributions, maybe you have a case. But this is about treason. The fact that Joe Wilson was right tells you all you need to know about this case. Armetage is a patsy...and a very bad one. Do you believe everything Sean Hannity tells you?
     
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    Speaking of Sandy, if he really had something that was of national security importance do you think they would ignore it?? I think he had something that was very embarassing to this adm. and they chose a wrist slap instead of a major scandal.
     
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    didn't Curious George promise to fire anyone found to be involved in the leak? perhaps he'll fire himself and relieve the country of his rash immediately...
     
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    I for one am glad that Fitzgerald hasn't given up. This Bullying by the executive branch is the smoking gun about Iraq, Downing street and the aftermath of 9-11.

    It was shortsighted and stupid for Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby et all to out the name of a CIA op. to basically invade a free country and take their oil.

    The thing I think is the most interesting aspect about this trial, and Plame in general, is what her covert company's (Brewster Jennings) job was.

    To monitor nuclear proliferation in the middle east and Iran.
     
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    Should Wilson be indicted for revealing Plame was working for CIA when he identified her as CIA when he created their Who's Who entry?

    Fact is she was an analyst at CIA not covert. from Fitz's press conf on the Libby indictment:

     
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    you just picked a cherry!

    tastes so sweet.

    Fitzgerald is being about as vague as you can be in the quote you presented. I can make a case that he is saying that she IS a covert agent by using the same quote.

    PF13,

    I think you really need to understand one thing. The CIA refered this case to the Justice department. THATS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. They felt that criminal action had taken place. When Fitzgerald started to investigate it, people started lying. Thats tells you one thing.

    if you can't figure out what that one thing is....you REALLY need to get off the FOX for your info, and understand that its actually a comedy channel.

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    absolutely and patently false... you appear more and more full of crap with every post you provide.... she MOST CERTAINLY was NOC status, with no protection... that IS indeed covert... again, do a bit more reading, and not selective reading from the Weekly Standard...
     
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    WEEKLY STANDARD!

    sh!t...thats Billy Crystal now isn't it? William? OH WILLIAM? what group is it that you are the chairman of?.......
     
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    If that was true please explain the Who's Who entry identifing her as a CIA employee? and the reaction Novak got when he contacted the CIA PR honcho before publishing the infamous leak from Armitage?
     
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    This is very interesting. For someone who witnessed Watergate as his baptism into political corruption this one grabs hold of you. I would rather not argue with the Bush supporters, but would like to hear comments pertaining to this case. The prosecutor is no hack, for sure. The question at this point is he going to expose anyone besides Libby? Will this trial out other deceitful information from the Dr. of Death Cheney ("no one can stop us"). There appears little doubt that Libby is going to jail. But, will he bring anyone along with him, and will W be around at the end of his term to let him out.
     
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    According to The Corner at National Review Online, Libby's lawyers have demolished a couple of the witnesses especially Miller.
     
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    According to Dick Cheney's handwritten notes.....he didn't want to sacrafice Scooter to save Bush and Rove.

    we have now come full circle.
     
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    "Who's Who" is a little vague...

    if you're referring to the "Who's Who in the CIA," it was written by Julius Mader in East Germany -- a KGB book in the early 70s, maintained today by FOREIGN intel agencies to monitor US... it is precisely the publication that led to a CIA operative's assassination in Greece, and which led to the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, signed by the "great" Ronald Reagan himself... of which your heroes in Washington have blatantly violated.

    as to your second question, you'll again need to be a bit more clear... "reaction from a CIA PR honcho?"...

    as for Armitage's leak, it's been well-documented that Novak received two concurrent leaks that led to his original story, one in casual passing (Armitage), the other quite intentional (Karl Rove)...
     
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    more from that story:


    Cheney's notes seem to help bolster Wells's defense strategy. Libby's defense team first discussed the notes - written by Cheney in September 2003 for White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan - during opening statements last week. Wells said Cheney had written "not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy that was asked to stick his head in the meat grinder because of incompetence of others": a reference to Libby being asked to deal with the media and vociferously rebut Wilson's allegations that the Bush administration knowingly "twisted" intelligence to win support for the war in Iraq.

    However, when Cheney wrote the notes, he had originally written "this Pres." instead of "that was."

    During cross-examination Tuesday morning, David Addington was asked specific questions about Cheney's notes and the reference to President Bush. Addington, former counsel to the vice president, was named Cheney's chief of staff - a position Libby had held before resigning.

    "Can you make out what's crossed out, Mr. Addington?" Wells asked, according to a copy of the transcript of Tuesday's court proceedings.

    "It says 'the guy' and then it says, 'this Pres.' and then that is scratched through," Addington said.
    "OK," Wells said. "Let's start again. 'Not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy ...' and then what's scratched through?" Wells asked Addington again, attempting to establish that Cheney had originally written that President Bush personally asked Libby to beat back Wilson's criticisms.

    "T-h-i-s space P-r-e-s," Addington said, spelling out the words. "And then it's got a scratch-through."

    "So it looks like 'this Pres.?'" Wells asked again.

    "Yes sir," Addington said.
     
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    yep.... the house of cards is crumbling...
     

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