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Top Dems Formally Demand Termination of Rove's Security Clearance
By David Sirota
Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney (D) today announced that all Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today sent a letter to President Bush demanding that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's security clearance be revoked in the wake of revelations that he was involved in the leak of a covert CIA operative's name.
This is a major development - Democrats of all stripes on the committee are coming together to do what's right. And as I wrote yesterday, historical precedent shows that the absolute least the White House must do is make sure a security risk like Rove is not allowed access to anymore classified information. Let's see what President Bush's formal response to this letter will be.
You can read the letter to Bush at:
http://www.house.gov/tierney/press/HPSCI Dems Letter to President.pdf
You can see the press release about the letter at: