Lindsey Graham Calls Raymond Davis an “Agent”

By: Friday February 18, 2011 8:27 am

AFP has a report (notably picked up by Pakistan’s Dawn) on the Senate’s hand-wringing over whether we should tie aid to Pakistan to the release of Raymond Davis, the “consulate employee” who shot two alleged Pakistani spies. Here’s what Lindsey Graham had to say: But Senator Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on Leahy’s subcommittee, strongly [...]

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 [...]

Hatfill and Wen Ho Lee and Plame and al-Awlaki and Assange

By: Friday December 10, 2010 8:08 am

Last night I appeared on a panel on the Scooter Libby case. It was Judge Reggie Walton, Peter Zeidenberg, Alexandra Walsh from the Libby team, Lee Levine (who represented Andrea Mitchell and Tim Russert), Walter Pincus and I. The panel itself was good. My high point came after Walsh had explained why the Defense had [...]

Joe Lieberman Threatens to Put Dexter Filkins, Judy Miller in Jail to Fearmonger over Wikileaks

By: Friday December 3, 2010 7:42 am

Joe Lieberman has introduced what he claims to be a law targeted at Wikileaks. “The recent dissemination by Wikileaks of thousands of State Department cables and other documents is just the latest example of how our national security interests, the interests of our allies, and the safety of government employees and countless other individuals are [...]

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 [...]

Rule of Law Has Broken Down for Secrets, Just Like Everything Else

By: Monday October 18, 2010 4:59 am

Michael Isikoff takes a story Jack Goldsmith already treated and raises the logical conclusions. As I noted, Jack Goldsmith asked John Rizzo why it was that Woodward could publish the proceedings of a briefing from which even top Obama officials–like John Podesta–were excluded. Rizzo responded, Simple. When a President himself is a key source and [...]

Woodward’s Secrets

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 5:31 pm

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dick Cheney’s Chief Apologist Advocates Kidnapping Leakers

By: Monday August 2, 2010 11:29 am

This is a rather stunning suggestion coming from the chief apologist for the guy who ordered Valerie Plame’s identity to be exposed. The United States should make clear that it will not tolerate any country — and particularly NATO allies such as Belgium and Iceland — providing safe haven for criminals who put the lives [...]

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 [...]

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