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MSNBC Says Karl Rove Leaked Valerie Plame Info

MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case
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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."

Other panelists then joined in discussing whether, if true, this would suggest a perjury rap for Rove, if he told the grand jury he did not leak to Cooper.


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Please start a time line for the Valerie Plame outing. In doing this I think it will be clear how involved Rove was.

What happened to the "good ole days" when a newspaper/TV Station/Radio Station tried to be first to break big news? This Rove Story should be all over the media with a disclaimer. Instead silence.

It saddens me to see what prince stupid and his neocons have done to all of America.

I'm not one that lives in the past but I'm here to tell you it was a lot rosier than the future.

In the 60's , it was pre-empting everything on TV for JFK's funeral, RFK's and MLK Jr's assassinations, then the '70's pre-empted soap operas for the Watergate Hearings, and even Ollie North pre-empted those in the '80's and then in the 90's , gosh, the last half of the decade was round the clock updates dedicated to Clinton's lie, and 2000 and beyond, it's Bush in the news, you better agree with him or you are an un-patriotic traitor...and that's the news, good night!

It's on its way:

The Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.) makes it a felony to disclose "information by persons having or having had access to classified information that identifies covert agent," punishable by fines up to $50,000, up to ten years imprisonment, or both. Other crimes under 50 U.S.C 421 include conspiracy, misprision of felony, aiding and abetting such disclosure.

Plus the perjury charges. Here's what Murray Waas wrote last year: President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, told the FBI in an interview last October that he circulated and discussed damaging information regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame with others in the White House, outside political consultants, and journalists, according to a government official and an attorney familiar with the ongoing special counsel's investigation of the matter.

But Rove also adamantly insisted to the FBI that he was not the administration official who leaked the information that Plame was a covert CIA operative to conservative columnist Robert Novak last July. Rather, Rove insisted, he had only circulated information about Plame after it had appeared in Novak's column. He also told the FBI, the same sources said, that circulating the information was a legitimate means to counter what he claimed was politically motivated criticism of the Bush administration by Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

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