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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

GOP Senator Behind "Gulag" Leak?

GOP Senator Behind "Gulag" Leak?

So sayeth Trent Lott! LOL That sound you hear is millions of gooper heads popping.

Lott just said, Tuesday afternoon, that he thinks it was a GOP Senator who leaked the info to the Washington Post last week. He says the details had been discussed at a GOP Senators-only meeting last week, and that many of those details made it into the WaPo story.

Money quote from Lott; "We can not remain silent. We have met the enemy, and it is us."

All just reported on CNN.

This is hilarious because, in the wake of Scootergate, the GOP has been all over itself demanding to find out who leaked this sensitive national information, even though republicans have gone equally out of their way to dismiss the implications of the Plame leak. Hastert and Frist spoke on this earlier today; I can only assume Lott wasn't present.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Tuesday called for a congressional investigation into who told Washington Post reporter Dana Priest about previously undisclosed CIA interrogation centers.

On Nov. 2, Priest's report on the so-called "black sites" -- which she describes as a "covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago" to interrogate some of the most important al Qaeda captives -- drew worldwide interest and focused attention on the Bush administration's anti-terror strategy.

"If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," Frist and Hastert said in a letter to Senate and House intelligence committee chairmen .

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, told E&P this afternoon that she believes the Post would not "knuckle under" to any subpoenas if such an investigation were convened.

Notice they take issue only with the leak; American gulags don't seem to bother them...


Blogger Man Eegee said...

I read a comment that described this as a very bad chess move on the part of Frist and Hastert. I hope it's checkmate soon!

1:27 PM  

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