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2008-07-16 15:00:07

The White House has cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over FBI interviews with Vice President Dick Cheney on the leaked name of a CIA operative. The position came in response to a July 16 deadline from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which included Cheney in its investigation of who leaked former CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the media, The Hill, a Washington political newspaper, reported Wednesday. Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., held off a vote to...

2008-07-10 15:00:04

Former presidential adviser Karl Rove declined to appear before a U.S. congressional subcommittee Thursday, citing executive privilege and ignoring a subpoena. Rove was to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law about allegations of politicization of the Justice Department as they related to the firings of U.S. attorneys and the prosecution of a former Alabama governor. Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sanchez,...

2008-07-10 15:00:02

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Ilene Proctor, International Public Relations, +1-310- 858-6643, proctor@artnet.net, for VelvetRevolution.us Video of Siegelman Interview Available For The Media WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Karl Rove refused to comply with a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee to testify about his involvement in the political prosecution of ex- Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Roves invocation of executive privilege was quickly rejected by...

2008-06-20 15:00:02

A former Bush administration spokesman told a U.S. congressional committee he doesn't know if a crime was committed when Valerie Plame's identity was leaked. Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, has written What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, in which he discusses several issues the White house faced, including the disclosure of the name of Plame as a CIA operative. McClellan told the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary...

2006-08-01 17:40:23

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government won an appeal on Tuesday allowing it to seek phone records of New York Times reporters investigating government probes into Islamic charities shortly before the September 11 attacks. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the government, which wants to know the identity of government sources who might have given information to two New York Times reporters, including former reporter Judith Miller. The...

2006-07-31 17:34:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby asked a federal judge on Monday to allow a memory expert to testify in their bid to show Libby may have been confused or had a faulty memory in recalling conversations in the CIA leak case. Libby is charged with lying to investigators as they sought to find out who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003 after her diplomat-husband accused the Bush administration of manipulating...

2006-07-29 17:07:06

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters often tune out policy debates but it's wrong to think of them as stupid, uninformed and gullible, top White House political strategist Karl Rove said on Saturday. Rove, who is gearing up for a fight to help Republicans keep control of Congress in November, described Americans as swayed more by instinct than by the nuances of legislative proposals or candidates' position papers. In a commencement speech at George Washington...

2006-07-13 17:16:37

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband sued Vice President Dick Cheney, top White House aide Karl Rove and others on Thursday for their role in disclosing her classified CIA employment. The lawsuit alleged "a conspiracy among current and former high-level officials in the White House" to "discredit, punish and seek revenge" against Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for publicly disputing statements made by Bush...

2006-07-13 15:13:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband sued Vice President Dick Cheney, top presidential aide Karl Rove and others on Thursday for their role in the public disclosure of her classified CIA status. The suit was the latest twist in a long-running saga over the outing of Plame that put President George W. Bush on the defensive over his reasons for taking the United States to war in Iraq and reached into the highest levels of the White House. The civil...

2006-06-13 16:21:24

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Karl Rove will not be charged in the CIA leak case, his lawyer said on Tuesday, providing a much-needed boost for President George W. Bush, who has been battered by bad news ahead of November's congressional elections. As Bush's top political adviser, Rove is out from under the cloud of possible perjury charges and is now free to concentrate on helping Republicans keep control of Congress in what looks like a hard fought...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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