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Thursday, June 03, 2004

The Source Isn't Exactly Trustworthy

But wouldn't it be cool if this were true?
Witnesses told a federal grand jury President George W. Bush knew about, and took no action to stop, the release of a covert CIA operative's name to a journalist in an attempt to discredit her husband, a critic of administration policy in Iraq.

Their damning testimony has prompted Bush to contact an outside lawyer for legal advice because evidence increasingly points to his involvement in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to syndicated columnist Robert Novak.
Unfortunately, the source is Capitol Hill Blue, a rag which got me all excited for nothing several times last year, including the episode where they quoted a phoney White House insider who said that Bush was told that the uranium from Niger crap was crap. CHB also suggested in March 2003 that aWol was looking for an "exit strategy" from his march to war. So I guess I'll believe this when Bush is subpoenaed or indicted. (The part about him retaining a lawyer seems true enough, but the part about the grand jury testimony is suspect.)