Saturday, July 02, 2005

Rove may be source in Plame leak case! Update 2 w/ video link

Beer all around! On the house!

Steve of posted on the NewsHounds forum that Rove is the likely source in the Plame/CIA leak, according to Editor and Publisher, although the real props go to an MSNBC analyst.
MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case

By E&P Staff

Published: July 01, 2005 11:30 PM ET
NEW YORK Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her. Tonight, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him, top White House mastermind Karl Rove.

Here is the transcript of O'Donnell's remarks:

"What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury, the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

"And I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of...for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury."
I usually watch McLaughlin, but I got pulled into CSI, and missed it. Egads this could be big.

Rove committed an act of treason, if this is true.

Plame was a CIA agent, responsible for tracking blackmarket WMD. Her sources are now compromised, if not dead.

Rove (if he is guilty, which I do not doubt) deserves to stand before a firing squad for outing a US agent, and making the US much less safe.


I wasn't going to link anything other than video of the McLaughlin Group when Crooks and Liars has it up, but Jami at Hillary Now had a good write up of the Rove situation and a link to Attaturk's dream picture of Rove being hauled away in chains. Jami has also been pushing the Rove Apology petition, which I have yet to link to, but I will now, and any petition that comes up for Rove to pay the full penalty of the law without pardon.

Update 2

First, the video is available from Crooks and Liars.

AmericaBlog tells us that Rove has been confirmed as the source. AB's source on this is L. O'Donnel, who broke the story on McLaughlin. But as it is always important to multisource, AB also discusses Newsweek's confirmation of the Rove as source story. It looks like this was one of the best kept secrets in DC.

Pam's House Blend has analysis of this story, and some of the important details.

by Robster @ 7/02/2005 11:55:00 PM PERMALink