Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Even more treason: Rove takes a leak

I revealed in yesterday's taping of the McLaughlin Group that Time magazine's emails will reveal that Karl Rove was Matt Cooper's source. I have known this for months but didn't want to say it at a time that would risk me getting dragged into the grand jury. McLaughlin is seen in some markets on Friday night, so some websites have picked it up, including Drudge, but I don't expect it to have much impact because McLaughlin is not considered a news show and it will be pre-empted in the big markets on Sunday because of tennis. Since I revealed the big scoop, I have had it reconfirmed by yet another highly authoritative source. Too many people know this. It should break wide open this week. I know Newsweek is working on an 'It's Rove!' story and will probably break it tomorrow.

Indeed, Newsweek has this at

The e-mails surrendered by Time Inc., which are largely between [Time reporter] Cooper and his editors, show that one of Cooper's sources was White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, according to two lawyers who asked not to be identified because they are representing witnesses sympathetic to the White House

It seems that the president's chief of staff, Karl Rove, and potentially the rest of Bush's cabinet, conspired and contributed to treason through revealing a CIA operative's name to a journal and thus the public. The suggestion is that they used the newspaper and their confidential knowledge for political gain.

That certainly warrants some attention and investigation.

Karl Rove: More anti-American Than Osama bin Laden or, They Execute Traitors, Don't They? (Common Dreams)