Wilsongate? We can hope.

Not much to add to this one, but here’s hoping this is the one the Bushies won’t be able to sweep under the rug :-).

Wilsongate Goes Mainstream

Add to his list ABC (and a few dozen other outlets who’ve picked up the same Reuters feed), and the Associated Press version that’s also doing the rounds.

Quotes from this morning’s news chat shows, from said AP story:

"I know nothing of any such White House effort to reveal any of this, and it certainly would not be the way that the president would expect his White House to operate," Condoleezza Rice told "Fox News Sunday."

Secretary of State Colin Powell said he knew nothing about the matter.

Powell told ABC’s "This Week" that he thought that if the CIA believed the identity of one of its agents have been revealed, it had an obligation to ask the Justice Department to look into the matter. But he added: "Other than that, I don’t know anything about the matter."

Rice said the matter has been referred to the Justice Department and "I think that’s the appropriate place. … Let’s just see what the Justice Department does."

When pressed as to whether anyone at the White House raised concern that the Wilson matter posed a problem for the administration, Rice replied, "I don’t remember any such conversation."

And we all know Condi would never lie to us.

Somewhere, if the gods smile on us, there are visions of Woodward and Bernstein dancing in in the heads of reporters with access to hard information on this issue, and the results of Bob and Carl’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation haunt the dreams of Karl Rove and his ilk.

Dead links from above:

  • ABC: http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/reuters20030928_5.html
  • AP: http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-iraq-uranium,0,6691976.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
  • Slate (Condi): http://slate.msn.com/id/2086461/

(by Morgan, Sun, 28 Sep 2003 12:00 PM)

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