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They Planted a Gay Whore in Bush's Press Conferences
Cross-posted from http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/ I'm going to get to what it means that the AP--purportedly the most neutral ...
emptywheel 06/24/2009 448 935 15 282
KSM Was Waterboarded 183 Times in One Month [Updated]
(Cross-posted from emptywheel ) I've put this detail in a series of posts, but it really deserves a full post. According to ...
emptywheel 04/18/2009 517 570 8 477
Save 300,000 Jobs--Boycott Chase [Update]
Cross-posted at emptywheel Michigan and Chrysler have about 2 weeks to get JP Morgan Chase to ...
emptywheel 04/08/2009 315 328 4 71
Bailed Out Bank, JP Morgan, Dooming Chrysler
Cross-posted from emptywheel . The ...
emptywheel 04/04/2009 199 238 5 48
This Miracle Brought to You by America's Unions
(Cross-posted from emptywheel ) They're calling it a ...
emptywheel 01/16/2009 450 1235 55 794
Rove Tried to Fire Fitzgerald During CIA Leak Investigation
In a supplement to his responses to the House Judiciary Committee, Patrick Fitzgerald confirms what we've always suspected: Karl Rove was trying to have Patrick Fitzgerald fired while Fitzgerald was ...
emptywheel 07/17/2008 420 784 20 49
Five Years Ago Today Novak Outed Plame
And yet Attorney General Mukasey is still preventing us from learning what happened. Five years ago today, on a Monday morning just like today,
emptywheel 07/14/2008 20 46 - 179
Waxman Closing in on Cheney's Role in Outing Plame
Henry Waxman noted the same thing ...
emptywheel 06/03/2008 403 944 24 122
Did MI's April 19 Conventions Become Clusterf^$ks Too?
There's something disturbing in the Rules and By-Law Committee Meeting Materials handed out for Saturday's meeting: ...
emptywheel 05/28/2008 67 22 - 27
DNC Ignores Valid Citizens' Complaint about MI's Primary
The Democratic Party's charter requires that the Party: Establish standards and rules of procedure to afford all members of the Democratic Party full, timely and ...
emptywheel 05/22/2008 36 45 - 23
Is George Bush Giving Saudi Arabia Nukes?
No no, not the bomb. Strictly a peaceful civil program , you understand, just like the Iranians ...
emptywheel 05/16/2008 307 342 7 88
Sign a Petition to Solve MI's Clusterf**k
I just started a petition to collect the names of people who would like the MDP and the DNC to adopt my "Solomon's baby" solution ...
emptywheel 04/26/2008 99 25 1 25
Solution for MI: Solomon's Baby
What I'm about to write will probably get me bounced from local politics. But here goes--my suggestion for how you resolve the impasse over the MI delegates. It requires each campaign to lose a ...
emptywheel 04/25/2008 37 28 1 29
Why Does Rove's Story So Closely Match Libby's Perjury?
Karl Rove has finally gone public with his cover story for his leak to Novak (...
emptywheel 08/19/2007 163 334 11 19
Chief Libby Lobby Complaint Proven False
Let's pretend, for a second that all the other reasons why the cries of "runaway prosecutor" from the Libby Lobby don't exist. Set aside the fact that the FBI and then Fitzgerald were ...
emptywheel 07/12/2007 19 69 1 25
Obstruction of Justice Merits More Punishment than Censure
[Promoted from the Diaries - Meteor Blades] Let me say straight out. Punishing Bush's commutation of Libby's sentence ...
emptywheel 07/06/2007 325 335 10 275
Fred Fielding Lied to the Press Yesterday
The White House had a super-secret briefing yesterday in which they trotted out Fred Fielding, but then insisted he ...
emptywheel 06/29/2007 184 323 5 25
The Libby Letters: Did Michael Horowitz Threaten Judge Walton?
I wanted to call attention to the Michael Horowitz letter in support of leniency for Libby. Horowitz issues a ...
emptywheel 06/11/2007 238 349 9 96
Libby's Lawyer Is Afraid of Bloggers
( From the diaries -- kos ) There is a mini-controversy brewing over whether the letters sent ...
emptywheel 05/25/2007 186 145 8 59
Gonzales Backdated Griffin's Appointment to Get around Pryor
There has been a bit of discussion about the Comey hospital story. Why would Gonzales and Card get Ashcroft's signature to authorize their domestic spying program? Any idiot who knew about ...
emptywheel 05/22/2007 202 456 9 36
Did DOJ Leak to Taint the Wilkes Prosecution?
Earlier this week, I mapped out all of the leaks used by Brent Wilkes' lawyer, Mark Geragos, to support ...
emptywheel 05/11/2007 65 172 1 17
Why Did James Comey Fire Thomas DiBiagio?
As Paul Kiel notes , one of the pieces of news ...
emptywheel 05/03/2007 19 48 - 39
Did CO's USA Hide His Abramoff-Related Lobbying?
In my post examining who BushCo has replaced the fired USAs with on the Native American Issues ...
emptywheel 05/01/2007 40 54 2 31
Senator Whitehouse Busts Gonzales for Burying the DOJ Internal Investigation
There was an important part of the Gonzales hearing yesterday that was kind of confusing, so I wanted to unpack it here. It appears that Senator Whitehouse believes Gonzales tried to bury DOJ's ...
emptywheel 04/20/2007 251 456 15 29
Monica Goodling's Loyalty Oaths
Josh Marshall notes a passage in ...
emptywheel 04/08/2007 290 410 8 31
Waxman Says: Give Us the RNC Emails
Hey, whose job was it to tell Henry Waxman that he's supposed to be on recess this week? Because he's still churning out letters, closing in on Republican chicanery. This one is a request to the ...
emptywheel 04/04/2007 304 519 10 29
Cheney Can NOT Declassify at Will
Ever since it was revealed ( first by me and ...
emptywheel 03/29/2007 226 510 7 24
Beware the Shiny Object in the Gonzales News
Everyone is excited about the fact that Abu Gonzales is done . He has to be: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales ...
emptywheel 03/23/2007 406 396 9 23
Novak Lied about What Libby Gave Him
I wasn't going to do this. I contemplated letting the whole Plame thing go. But hell, if Novak can ...
emptywheel 03/23/2007 75 310 4 34
Waxman Hearing: Tom Davis Reveals His Cards
There's a remarkable detail from Waxman's hearing on Friday, relating to my favorite story of Libby's bogus NIE story. In short--the ranking Minority member, Tom Davis, reveals he knows--and fears-
emptywheel 03/18/2007 365 528 16 51
Libby Trial: Two New Jury Questions
Late today, the jury submitted two questions to Judge Walton that off the best opportunity to read some tea leaves about what they're ...
emptywheel 03/02/2007 122 255 1 25
Libby's Missing Document
So here's what I've been thinking about while I wait on the jury (and reunite with my MilleniaLab, who missed me quite a bit). There's a potential smoking gun document that seems remarkably ...
emptywheel 02/22/2007 140 320 5 20
Libby Trial: Madness! Madness! Madness!
One of my favorite posts from FDL's trial commentary was Pachacutec's Who's Your Daddy . He wrote: A ...
emptywheel 02/21/2007 299 632 17 61
Indicting Dick, the Trial Edition
In my sixth post after Libby's indictment--just two days after the indictment--I wrote a post called ...
emptywheel 02/20/2007 213 450 36 21
Libby Trial: Hunting Vampires
One wildarsed speculation that I made about the Plame affair that has proven to be correct is that Libby and Novak had a conversation they were trying to hide.
emptywheel 02/17/2007 78 201 5 20
Libby's Evolving Defense Claims
Back before the trial started , I noted this passage from Libby's theory of his defense. ...
emptywheel 02/16/2007 158 245 5 44
The Libby Defense Rests (Almost)
We're waiting to see whether the ice sheet blanketing DC prevents the trial from restarting at 11:30 today--Libby's team is supposed to complete their defense. The defense was short--really short.
emptywheel 02/14/2007 163 244 3 32
Scooter Libby Meets (and Greets) the Press
For the record, I'd like to catalog he number of, um, questionable, conversations with journalists that Scooter Libby had. By that, I mean just conversations where he spoke to journalists at a ...
emptywheel 02/12/2007 76 189 4 95
The January 24 Document Had NOTHING to Do with the SOTU
I raised some questions the other day about the January 24, 2003 document that OVP used to justify the ...
emptywheel 02/11/2007 86 240 6 33
Dick's Talking Points
I made the point the other day that if Cheney were put on the stand, he might be put in a place where ...
emptywheel 02/06/2007 132 323 14 24
What Wasn't In Tenet's Statement: The January 24 Document
This morning I posted a summary of the various drafts of George Tenet's July 11, 2003 statement taking ...
emptywheel 02/04/2007 11 54 1 13
Libby's Approximate Date
As astute readers have noted, there is a key detail from the note (PDF) Libby wrote in June 2003 ...
emptywheel 02/03/2007 122 257 7 30
The Libby Trial: Collective Forgetting in the Office of the Vice President
I'm going to make a not-so-bold prediction. Libby is not going to put Dick Cheney on the stand. And he never intended to. Here's why. It would be almost impossible to put Cheney on the stand and ...
emptywheel 02/02/2007 202 326 10 27
Migrant Libby Liveblog
FDL has crashed, so I'm going to liveblog the Libby trial here until we get FDL up again. Please recommend this up so people can find it. Thanks. This starts in a sidebar where they're discussing ...
emptywheel 01/31/2007 124 561 3 78
The Banality of the Unitary Executive
It's weird, blogging the Libby trial. I'm putting out details at such a tremendous rate all day that I have a real hard time getting the big picture--though I do get that by the time I talk it ...
emptywheel 01/31/2007 141 182 2 15
Libby's Testimony Dance
Understand this. Libby's team is playing a big game with their witnesses, throwing a bunch of names out there--Cheney, Bartlett, Rove, Libby, Wilson, Woodward, and about 12 journalists to be ...
emptywheel 01/27/2007 137 256 9 97
Libby Trial: Tom Cruise and National Security
Here was my own personal favorite moment in the trial coverage on Wednesday. At one point, Cline was questioning Schmall about all the thing that Schmall's work, as a briefer, helped Libby do with ...
emptywheel 01/25/2007 79 201 2 30
Libby Update and Documents
I'm cross-posting two TNH posts below. The first shows that--in new news--the CIA actually received a copy of the Niger forgeries, in addition to the State Department. The second offers some ...
emptywheel 01/24/2007 267 402 8 42
Did Libby Leak the CIA Report on Wilson's Trip to Novak?
The MSM has bought the story of Armitage as the "source" hook, line, and sinker. But there is increasing evidence that Fitzgerald will have some surprises that will undercut that story. In ...
emptywheel 01/19/2007 76 211 5 47
List of People Who May Testify or Be Mentioned at Libby's Trial
There you are, ladies and gentleman, the list of all potential witnesses who ...
emptywheel 01/16/2007 23 41 - 6
The Scooter Libby Trial Will Be Live-Blogged
This is a bit of a wasted diary, what with Bush starting an illegal war on Iran. But I did want to alert DKosers what the press has ...
emptywheel 01/11/2007 33 50 - 13
The Scooter Libby Trial: The Russert Charges
Buy Anatomy of Deceit ...
emptywheel 01/10/2007 15 53 - 12
The Scooter Libby Trial, Part One--The Cooper Charge
Buy Anatomy of Deceit ...
emptywheel 01/08/2007 71 208 12 20
How Novak and Libby Tried to Hide Their Conversation
A couple of weeks ago, I reported something that the press seems not to care about: though he didn't reveal the fact in his "
emptywheel 12/21/2006 23 85 - 70
Why did BushCo try to confiscate the ACLU document?
By now you may have heard that the Administration, faced with the prospect of having to defend its argument that it ...
emptywheel 12/19/2006 61 203 6 21
Opening Our Fitzmas Presents
No no NO! I am not about to announce that Fitzgerald is indicting Dick, sorry. But yesterday both sides in the Libby case filed status reports (
emptywheel 12/15/2006 94 243 4 40
Is the Administration Hiding a New Torture (or Rendition) Memo? [Updated]
The Abu Gonzales Justice Department is using its expansive interpretation of the Espionage Act ...
emptywheel 12/14/2006 119 248 9 40
A Quiz for Lawmakers
(From the diaries -- Plutonium Page.) Jeff Stein tells us that the rising Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, ...
emptywheel 12/10/2006 230 57 6 127
What Did Novak Meet with Libby About?
emptywheel 10/31/2006 58 287 11 95
Novak Changes His Story--a Fourth Time
emptywheel 09/13/2006 89 174 8 16
Plame Was in Charge of Finding WMDs in Iraq
emptywheel 09/05/2006 261 495 35 427
Debunking the Runaway Prosecutor Claims
emptywheel 09/02/2006 112 228 21 43
Why Are They Afraid of a Living Wage, Clean Air, and Free Speech?
emptywheel 08/31/2006 9 28 - -
MI-AG: Amos Williams gets the nomination
emptywheel 08/27/2006 11 15 - 51
MI-8--Jim Marcinkowski on the Latest Iran Propaganda
emptywheel 08/24/2006 22 23 - 12
MI Kossacks! Juan Cole to Join Us at Bloggers Caucus at Convention!
emptywheel 08/23/2006 12 12 - 14
MI Kossacks! Come to the Bloggers Caucus at the Convention!
emptywheel 08/22/2006 29 12 - 3
MI Kossacks! Come to the Bloggers Caucus at the Convention!
emptywheel 08/21/2006 6 6 - 2
Annual RNC Fundraiser Brings in 38% of Last Year's Take
emptywheel 08/12/2006 106 92 - 140
GOP Domestic Spying and "Trepidation"
emptywheel 08/11/2006 109 261 - 20
Why Target Dingell?
emptywheel 08/01/2006 16 17 - 7
Fun with JimmyJeff GannonGuckert
emptywheel 07/15/2006 34 41 2 5
Did Novak Get Away with It?
emptywheel 07/11/2006 145 210 10 29
Hoekstra's (Empty) Threat
emptywheel 07/09/2006 34 48 5 187
Anatomy of a White House Smear
emptywheel 06/30/2006 96 297 70 99
My Take on the Rove Announcement
emptywheel 06/13/2006 340 323 12 127
Domestic Spying: They're Not Getting Data, They're Getting the Switches
emptywheel 05/16/2006 248 321 27 42
Fitzgerald Collecting Cheney's Smoking Guns
emptywheel 05/13/2006 204 329 12 38
How to Beat Hillary ... and Murdoch
emptywheel 05/09/2006 9 11 1 13
Scooter Libby Reads the News
emptywheel 05/02/2006 28 42 3 142
The INR Memos Were Part of the Niger Forgery Cover-Up
emptywheel 04/18/2006 26 64 1 219
The (July 7) INR Memo
emptywheel 04/17/2006 110 133 4 87
Reading Judy, Part Three
emptywheel 04/09/2006 60 151 7 29
The January 24 Document
emptywheel 04/08/2006 107 175 7 28
Armitage as Woodward's and Novak's Source: A Scenario
emptywheel 03/14/2006 46 94 3 -
My Ari as Mr. X Scenario
emptywheel 03/04/2006 10 15 1 -
Mr. X Is Armitage, Fleischer, or Rumsfeld
emptywheel 03/02/2006 30 20 2 6
What Was Dick Really Hiding?
emptywheel 02/20/2006 232 393 32 223
More Iran Boogeyman
emptywheel 02/08/2006 11 11 2 -
Plame Affair: Those Eight Pages
emptywheel 02/03/2006 103 182 9 33
Libby's Ocean of Motions
emptywheel 02/02/2006 48 104 4 9
New Truthout Spying "Scoop" Doesn't Prove What It Says It Does
emptywheel 01/14/2006 224 194 11 22
Another Iran Boogeyman Article
emptywheel 01/04/2006 18 17 - 17
In Celebration of John Dingell's 50 Years of Service
emptywheel 12/13/2005 8 11 1 10
How Richard Nixon May Help Scooter Libby Get Off
emptywheel 11/18/2005 9 4 - -
The "New" Iran Intelligence Was Discredited a Year Ago
emptywheel 11/15/2005 59 36 6 155
Senate Six Approach Compromise--But May Not Get Critical Drafts
emptywheel 11/10/2005 4 13 1 -
Who Is the Sixth Journalist? [updated]
emptywheel 10/29/2005 34 16 - 6
About the Papers Libby Withheld from the SSCI, Part One
emptywheel 10/27/2005 13 26 - -
How Fitzgerald Might Expose the Niger Forgery Scandal through His Plame Investigation
emptywheel 10/09/2005 158 253 23 38
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