Sunday, August 19, 2007

Matt Cooper: Karl Rove DID Leak Plame's Identity

Excellent coverage over at Crooks & Liars, here.
Below is a C & L transcript of David Gregory interviewing Matt Cooper earlier today.

David Gregory: Matt Cooper, let’s pick up on an aspect of the interview with, with Karl Rove having to do with the leak case, the CIA leak case, that you were part of as well.

And something’s that’s very interesting, he, he went out of his way to say, “I would not have been a confirming source on this kind of information” and taking issue with, with Novak’s testimony in his column that he knew who Valerie Plame was.

He said he would never confirm that information. That’s different from your experience with him.

Matt Cooper: Yeah, I, I think he was dissembling, to put it charitably.

Look, Karl Rove told me about Valerie Plame’s identity on July 11th, 2003. I called him because Ambassador Wilson was in the news that week.

I didn’t know Ambassador Wilson even had a wife until I talked to Karl Rove and he said that she worked at the agency and she worked on WMD.

I mean, to imply that he didn’t know about it or that this was all the leak…

David Gregory: Or that he had heard it from somebody else . . .

Matt Cooper: . . . . by someone else, or he heard it as some rumor out in the hallway is, is nonsense.

David Gregory: But he makes no apologies to Valerie Plame.

Matt Cooper: Karl Rove never apologizes. That’s not what he does.

A little consciousness of guilt there from closet cupcake Rove.

Hm. Interesting.

Here's emptywheel via firedoglake pointing out another of Rove's blatant, self-serving lies on TV today, enabled (as ever) by our useless masochistic media whore media.

On a brighter not, here's a story at WaPo about Rove's use of government funds for partisan political purposes. Bet someone will be spending some time on the Naughty Seat.

But I wonder about that careful dance Rove did about Plame, and the outright lie he told. Does this mean that Bubble Boy actually was made to fire Miss Piggy?


James said...

Yeah that Cooper "smoking gun" revelation got ZERO traction in the MSM.

It's all hurricane coverage that's happening in ANOTHER COUNTRY!!!! I'm not surprised though.

enigma4ever said...

James is right sadly....hurricanes.....when FINALLY said that Rove outed a CIA agent...finally...would have been real nice if Cooper had remembered hmmm in Summer 2005 when He didn't want to....sorry but this just highly irritating...