July 10, 2005

Rove Was Cooper's Source

A high ranking White House representative (Rove) told a reporter that Wilson’s wife was a CIA operative. (Newsweek)

Rove told Cooper that Wilson’s trip had not been authorized by “DCIA”—CIA Director George Tenet—or Vice President Dick Cheney. Rather, “it was, KR said, wilson’s wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip.”

The news is a blow to fans of small Republican trolls.

Posted by James at July 10, 2005 8:44 PM
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We all knew that blowhard did it. Now comes the fun of watching him get away with it.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 11, 2005 9:42 AM

I honestly wasn't sure which of them did it. I figured they "suggested" it to an underling so that they wouldn't have to take the fall. Now I see that it was carefully worded to reveal her identity while allowing deniability. "We just wanted to steer them away from something that was untrue." Hah! So, they never actually outed her, but they left enough there to infer that she was CIA.

Posted by: briwei at July 11, 2005 11:00 AM

Rove comes right out and says who she is (Wilson's wife) and that she is CIA.

It's not the name of Wilson's wife that was a secret. It's that she was CIA and working on the WMD investigation. That was the reason she was undercover.

Oh yeah, he outed her good.

Posted by: James at July 11, 2005 11:12 AM

He'll get off.

Posted by: briwei at July 11, 2005 3:01 PM

I don't know. The White House has had plenty of time to think about this, especially when Rove became the semi-official chief suspect over a week ago. So far, they've failed to spin, counterattack, or even misdirect. Kind of makes me wonder what's going on over there. Heh heh.

Posted by: Julie at July 11, 2005 3:06 PM

I think the strategy will be that he did nothing wrong. Discredit the charges themselves and look for some semanitc loopholes.

Posted by: briwei at July 11, 2005 3:29 PM

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