ACLU FOIAs CIA for Documents on Juan Cole

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 9:39 am

The ACLU has just FOIAed the CIA and Director of National Intelligence for any information on Juan Cole. It asks for, e-mails, letters, faxes, or other correspondence, memoranda, contemporaneous notes of meetings or phone calls, reports or any other material relating to the gathering, collecting, copying, collating, generating or other use of information and material [...]

Why Didn’t We Ask China to Find Scooter Libby’s Missing Plame Leak E-Mails?

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 6:49 pm

WSJ has an article reporting on the purportedly Chinese-launched GMail hacks that targeted top White House officials. The article is interesting not because it claims the Chinese want to hack top officials. Who do you think they’d be most interested in hacking? Rather, the article is interesting for some of the implications bandied about in [...]

Christmas Special: Half Off Dick Cheney’s Freedom!

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 11:56 am

Just a quick post while I’m packing so you all have fresh thread to unwind. And also to note that Halliburton did manage to convince Nigeria to give them a half-off special for Dick Cheney’s freedom, though they had to bring Poppy Bush and James Baker in to close the deal. Nigeria’s anti-corruption police have [...]

Crist’s Morrison Pardon: 21st Century Fox In A Lizard King’s Henhouse

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 9:33 pm

Charlie Crist makes noises about freeing the soul of Jim Morrison. He should do it.

Cheney Pissed at Bush: Distraction with the Wrong Cover-Up

By: Monday November 8, 2010 7:43 am

Today’s news will be dominated with Bush’s admission that Cheney was mad at him for not pardoning Libby. Bush, in an interview aired Monday on TODAY, said Cheney was angry that Bush only commuted the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying during the leak investigation. [snip] ‘I can’t believe you’re going to [...]

Scooter Libby: “Back in 2003 There Was More That Might Have Been Done”

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 7:32 pm

Watch the latest video at Someone decided now was a good time to roll out Scooter Libby to complain about stolen elections and Iranian nukes. The whole thing was basically an unmitigated blowjob — thanks Monica Crowley! Crowley: I know that you had been working on the Iraq surge, before this ridiculous politically motivated [...]

Karl Rove’s Self-Delusions Hit New Heights–Forgets He Outed Valerie Plame

By: 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 [...]

Remember Scooter Libby’s Lost Emails?

By: Monday May 17, 2010 7:48 pm

Turns out they’re still lost. When we last heard from Libby’s lost emails, CREW and National Security Archive had reached a settlement with the White House to restore 33 days worth of email and examine 21 days of low volume email to see whether prior restorations had really worked (among other things). I’m still reading [...]

Jon Kiriakou: Libby Knew Plame Was Covert

By: 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 [...]

Judy Miller’s Editor Calls on Journalists to Expose False Journalism

By: Friday March 12, 2010 8:26 am

Tim F made this point implicitly, but it deserves to be made explicitly. Do you really think Howell Raines, the editor who oversaw Judy Miller’s Iraq War propaganda, is really the one to exhort journalists to call out Fox for its false journalism? One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional [...]

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