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Schumer demands Rove speak up about leak

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, called Sunday for Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove to personally deny leaking the name of a CIA official.

Saturday, Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin told The Washington Post Rove had not disclosed the name of Valerie Plame to Newsweek in a 2003 interview.

Sunday, Schumer, who led the push for a Congressional inquiry into the leak, issued a challenge for Rove to speak for himself.

"We've heard it from his lawyer, but it would be nice to hear it directly from Mr. Rove that he didn't leak the identity of Valerie Plame, and that he didn't direct anyone else to do such a dastardly thing," Schumer said in a statement. "I have said from the first day ... whoever leaked the classified information should be punished to the full extent of the law."

The panel is investigating the leak of Plame's name to various news outlets in 2003. It is a federal crime for a government employee to reveal the name of an undercover operative after the employee learns it from classified material.


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Let's hope and pray that a few more US Senators will join the blue
state senator. The days that a single Democtatic senator could initiate
hearings are gone.

They should if they care about America.

Both sides say they care about security,well it appears we had a security leak right out of the whitehouse, and both sides should be doing something about this,immediately.

Especially are little Gop's that were not going to leave one rock unturned in there quest to protect the American people.LOL
I'm starting to wonder if the GOP in the Congress and Senate can be charged with stopping investigations of treason and criminal behavior.

"Thou shalt not bear false witness..." pretty straightforward. I have always been suspicious when someone has that as a moral guidepost and is caught squrming around on the edge of what it means. So, Karl Rove and Robert Novak and Doug Feith ought to just come clean and stop denying and start talking about what they did.

Hey Minnesotans!!!!!!:
Congressman Martin Sabo(Dem) is doing the old fence sitting trick in refusing to sign, or introduce, any letters/petitions that would hold the Bush administration accountable.

He sent me a lovely "form letter" explaining how he didn't "initially" support the invasion.....

But now that we're there he thinks we need to stay and straighten things out(killing more Iraqis who are fighting for their own "homeland" as we are attempting to liberate them (from their flesh). This is morally corrupt. How can you help to correct such a terrible event by continuing the killing when you claim to disagree with it initially? Wake Up Sabo and grow a spinal column. It's time to take a stand for what is good for humanity rather than American Corporations.

I wrote back asking him to clarify his absurd position. It has been weeks and numerous follow up letters, but Congressman Sabo has yet to reply. Get a spine Sabo.

Please go to his website through the house site ( )and remind him who he is working for.

They Make the Laws now just like Hitler made the laws in Germany in WWII. and Rove is like Himmler, slinking around, wispering in Bush's ear.. get the Liberals, exterminate the Liberals, poison the water, take all their Money and Future, Mandate, Mandate, MANDATE..

No normal person can even think like the New World Order NEO CON'S, and again the right wing deny's anything is wrong. They are not normal, But they are real.

The other day I noticed a Airport Security Cop with a Bush/Cheney sticker on his ticket book, laughing with two other Homeland Security Cops outside. While the Airport was in total meltdown for the Holiday, they laughed. I told my daughter, Look at that, How do you think he got his job. She said don't, Dad, you will go to jail. I looked at him up and down and thought, soon we will be putting on armbands and facing the guns of the Elite. The look in his eyes was pure contempt for me, which was good, we will go down, but with our eyes open.

Yes, they know some of us see the change in America, some of us want to Scream in the face of the New Nazi Movement. Yes they control the Courts, the Schools, the Stocks, the Future. BUT NOT MY HONOR. Till I die, I will protect our country from all enemy's. THAT'S WHAT BEING AMERICAN MEANS.....

Even if Rove does speak up as Schumer requested that certainly does not mean he (Rove) is being truthful. The man is known for orchestrating dishonesty for the sake of votes!

When questioning Rove about the outing of Valerie Plame, the questioner must not be limited to asking whether he "said her name". This is not some punk in a police interrogation room on suspicion of sticking up the corner 7-11. Karl Rove is the great "Boy Genius". I'll put money on him ordering someone else to "say the name".

On a related issue, how did Karl Rove get this info in the first place? As far as I know, "Top Political Advisor" is not a title that is allowed access to such national security information. Is this why the White House is refusing to release the "Bolten Papers"? How deep does this particular rabbit hole go? How many more rabbit holes are out there, still to be found?

As Elmer Fudd put it, "We're hunting wabbits". They are wiley and smart, and we cannot underestimate them. It's easy to see that they put allot of thought into their deceptions. We can no longer think that they are sloppy in their policy execution, unless they are sloppy by design.


I want to scream!Where is the media? This is the biggest story of our history!!!! I will scream!!! We have to get it together, republicans and democrats! This government is evil!

When you blow the cover of a secret agent, you put their life at risk. The agent that Rove exposed was working on WMD, so Rove put the entire country at risk by revealing her undercover operation. He was not wearing a uniform at the time. This makes him eligible for enemy combatant designation. Rove should be hooded up and shipped to Gitmo. No charges need to be filed and no lawyers should be allowed to argue the case of this modern day Benedict Arnold.

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