10/25/2005

Daily Kos: Cheney, not journalists, told Libby about Plame

Cheney, not journalists, told Libby about Plame
by kos
Mon Oct 24, 2005 at 08:36:07 PM CDT

This is not the sort of news that allows us to lower expectations for Fitzmas.

I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.

Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby's testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said [...]

Mr. Libby's notes indicate that Mr. Cheney had gotten his information about Ms. Wilson from George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, in response to questions from the vice president about Mr. Wilson.

Well, this definitively exposes Libby's CCA (cover Cheney's ass) testimony as a lie. What it doesn't do is suggest any wrongdoing by Cheney. There is no law against two top government officials with top security clearances from sharing classified information.

I'm finding it increasingly hilarious how Rove and Libby kept falsely claiming it was reporters who gave them the Plame info. I mean, the news media carries the administration's water for four years, and this is how they get repaid -- getting blamed for the outing.

Daily Kos: Cheney, not journalists, told Libby about Plame

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