Monday, July 11, 2005

McClellan wants to show Rove the door

From a CNN story, dated 9/29/2003:

McClellan said that if anyone at the White House leaked Plame's identity, he should be fired, and pursued to the "fullest extent."

"No one was authorized to do this. That is simply not the way this White House operates and if someone leaked classified information it is a very serious matter," he said.

McClellan said he discussed the matter with Rove and feels confident that accusation of Rove's involvement is "simply not true."

And today: Rove told reporter about Plame’s role at CIA

Cooper, according to an internal Time e-mail obtained by Newsweek magazine, spoke with Rove before Novak's column was published. In the conversation, Rove gave Cooper a "big warning" that Wilson's assertions might not be entirely accurate and that it was not the director of the CIA or the vice president who sent Wilson on his trip. Rove apparently told Cooper that it was "Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip," according to a story in Newsweek's July 18 issue.

So....I assume we'll see Rove getting fired any day now, right? Yes? Fired??
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