Jeebus: Goldsmith may be getting a hang of this blogging thing, but I’m not: John Rizzo, not John Brennan. So the stuff I originally said about Brennan doesn’t make any sense. I may not always agree with Jack Goldsmith, but he’s getting a hang of this blogging thing. Today, he posts the answer John Brennan [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 15, 2010 6:35 am|
Okay, this is one for the ages. Karl Rove is out today with what is presumably an excerpt from his book, revealing his biggest mistake. He doesn’t verbalize what that mistake is, really. Rather, he bitches about a list of Democrats. But the initial complaint appears to be that on July 15, 2003, Ted Kennedy [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday May 12, 2010 1:14 pm|
Jason Leopold has a long article and videotape of an interview with Jon Kiriakou that you should check out in full. I’ll discuss their conversation about Abu Zubaydah’s torture (and, more interestingly, Kiriakou’s knowledge about who Abu Zubaydah is) later. But I wanted to look more closely at Kiriakou’s description of a June 10, 2003 [...]
|By: emptywheel Sunday November 1, 2009 11:44 am|
There is one important implication of the way Cheney hung Libby out to dry: it would have made an IIPA charge against Libby possible, if not for the inconclusive nature of Judy Miller’s testimony.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday August 19, 2009 7:41 am|
Novak brings many secrets to the grave about his role in the Plame outing. Here are some of those secrets.
|By: emptywheel Sunday July 5, 2009 12:46 pm|
An annotated version of all the information DOJ doesn’t want you to see in Cheney’s interview with Fitzgerald–and where that information already exists in public form.
|By: emptywheel Monday June 22, 2009 12:07 pm|
As BayStateLibrul pointed out in threads, SCOTUS denied the Wilsons cert today in their lawsuit against Dick Cheney and his band of leakers. As bmaz points out, the news is unsurprising.
The die was cast by John Bates’ exploitation (and to some extent contortion) of glaring and gaping holes in the pleading by Plame/Wilson.
|By: emptywheel Saturday June 20, 2009 2:19 pm|
William Ockham made a really important discovery. One of the files turned over to CREW has search files from September 2004 relating to the Plame investigation. Look at pages 44-46 for Rove and Cooper searches and page 49 for Plame Wilson Novak searches.
Of particular interest, here are the days on which they were apparently searching for Plame Wilson Novak emails dated:
May 1, 2003
May 9, 2003
May 16, 2003
May 27, 2003
June 2, 2003
|By: emptywheel Friday May 15, 2009 2:32 pm|
I’ve been reluctant to embrace suggestions that torture, iraq, and Valerie Plame were all going to coalesce into one linked story. But it is increasingly looking like that may be the case.