Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Bush fully confident in suspected traitor

The White House issued a statement announcing US President George W. Bush fully trusts his political adviser Carl Rove who has been accused of being responsible for leaking the identity of a secret agent to the media and whom the Democrat Party has demanded be dismissed from office.
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Why wouldn't he? Rove will probably get a promotion like Wolfowitz, Bolton, Rumsfeld and Robert Earl who get promoted for breaking the law and who contribute to their irresponsible, unaccountable government that headlines America today.

This is a stark contrast to earlier in the investigation when Bush pledged he would fire anyone involved in or contributing to the leak.

Scott McClellan cited the continuing criminal investigation over the leak to say that he would not discuss conversations Rove had had with a reporter about Plame before her name was published, or say whether Bush's pledge to fire anyone involved in leaking classified information still stands.
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This is another lie of Bush's because he is allowing a confessed conspirator to resume his daily operations at the White House of America's Executive Government.

But this is all part of an ongoing investigation and I'll comment on that when the time is appropriate.

Rove is doing everything he can to get off on a technicality - that the agent was not working covertly to Rove's knowledge - since he already confessed through his lawyer that he named the agent to the press. Therefore he would have exposed a CIA operative, but would not be guilty of a crime. This still falls under the context of what Bush would fire, and he should.

Bush said last year he would fire anyone found to have leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson. Her name was given to reporters and published in 2003 after Wilson publicly criticized the Bush administration's use of intelligence leading up to the Iraq war.

A grand jury is investigating because leaking the name of a covert CIA officer could be a crime.
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Newsweek reported this week that Cooper e-mailed a colleague about an interview with Rove in which they discussed a trip by Wilson in 2002 to Niger to check out allegations that Iraq had tried to buy uranium for nuclear weapons. According to Newsweek, Cooper wrote that Rove said it was "Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency" who authorized the trip.

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And Cooper testified it was Rove to the grand jury on July 13th, 2005.

Time line in leak of CIA operative's identity