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Old 04-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by mimartin View Post
Leaking a CIA operativeís name to the media is illegal. The difference is Karl Rove didnít think he was above the law, he knew it.
mimartin, Rove wasn't the one that leaked the CIA operative's name to the media, an investigation proved that much.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 ó Richard L. Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, has acknowledged that he was the person whose conversation with a columnist in 2003 prompted a long, politically laden criminal investigation in what became known as the C.I.A. leak case, a lawyer involved in the case said on Tuesday.
--New York Times

If I can find a source that had every motive to smear the Bush Administration admitting it wasn't Rove, then odds are it wasn't Carl Rove. Mr. Armitage was under Colin Powel.

Also wasn't one of the people complaining about the attorneys the same person that called for one of the attorneys to be fired in the first place.

The broadcast network evening newscasts, which didn't care in 1993 about the Clinton administration's decision to ask for the resignation of all 93 U.S. attorneys, went apoplectic Tuesday night in leading with the "controversy," fed by the media, over the Bush administration for replacing eight U.S. attorneys in late 2006 -- nearly two years after rejecting the idea of following the Clinton policy of replacing all the attorneys. Anchor Charles Gibson promised that ABC would "look at all the angles tonight," but he skipped the Clinton comparison. Gibson teased: "New controversy at the White House after a string of U.S. attorneys is fired under questionable circumstances. There are calls for the Attorney General to resign."
--Media Research Center

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