Reps. Slaughter (Ranking Dem on the Rules Committee) and Conyers (Ranking Dem on the Judiciary Committee) have written to the Special Prosecutor in the Plame case and Secret Service seeking details and action in the Gannon/Plame affair. Reccomend this entry so we can continue this ball of shame rolling.
NEW YORK TIMES 02/11/05
Democrats Want Investigation of Reporter Using Fake Name
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Two Democrats in Congress are pressing for investigations into how a Washington reporter who used a pseudonym managed to gain access to the White House and had access to classified documents that named Valerie Plame as a C.I.A. operative.
The Democrats, Representatives John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Louise M. Slaughter from Rochester, wrote yesterday to Patrick Fitzgerald, the independent prosecutor appointed in the Plame case, seeking an investigation into how the reporter, James D. Guckert, who used the name Jeff Gannon, had access to classified documents that revealed the identity of Ms. Plame.
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Karl Frisch, a spokesman for Ms. Slaughter, said: "This is a guy who could not get credentialed by the House or the Senate press galleries, and yet managed to get into the White House and question the president" and have access to a top-secret document. He added, "To imply he has no connection to the White House is just not credible."