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7/27/2005

Fucking with the company

The CIA got to him; you think they can't get to you, Karl?*

Armando thinks that the moral of the Plamegate story might be: "Don't fuck with the company." From the Washington Post:
The special prosecutor in the CIA leak probe has interviewed a wider range of administration officials than was previously known, part of an effort to determine whether anyone broke laws during a White House effort two years ago to discredit allegations that President Bush used faulty intelligence to justify the Iraq war, according to several officials familiar with the case.

...special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has asked not only about how CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was leaked but also how the administration went about shifting responsibility from the White House to the CIA for having included 16 words in the 2003 State of the Union address about Iraqi efforts to acquire uranium from Africa, an assertion that was later disputed.
This is really interesting. Maybe nothing will come of it, but like Armando says, Rove is messing with the big boys now.

Also, Bob Novak is a fucking asshole:
Harlow, the former CIA spokesman, said in an interview yesterday that he testified last year before a grand jury about conversations he had with Novak at least three days before the column was published. He said he warned Novak, in the strongest terms he was permitted to use without revealing classified information, that Wilson's wife had not authorized the mission and that if he did write about it, her name should not be revealed.

Harlow said that after Novak's call, he checked Plame's status and confirmed that she was an undercover operative. He said he called Novak back to repeat that the story Novak had related to him was wrong and that Plame's name should not be used.


* Just kidding, of course. Everyone knows that Kennedy was killed by Sam Giancana because JFK was fucking his girlfriend, and that it was covered up by the FBI because the mafia was blackmailing J. Edgar Hoover with pictures of him in ladies' underwear.

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