Wednesday, January 07, 2004
::: Will The Real Snake Stand Up And Hiss ::: OR :::
::::: Will Prosecutors Have To Beat The Bushes :::::
Scott McClellan's Comedic Debut.
WASHINGTON - A Democratic senator called on the White House Tuesday to require staffers to cancel reporter confidentiality agreements so the journalists might tell investigators whether a Bush administration official leaked a CIA operative's name.
White House press secretary Scott McClellan responded to the request, saying, ``It would be unfortunate if people are seeking to politicize a serious matter like leaking classified information for partisan gain.''
From Truthout.org ...
Editors Note |(Wm. R. Pitt )| As the probe into who leaked the name of CIA undercover agent Valerie Plame gathers steam the FBI will ask all White House staff members to sign waiver forms granting their permission to those reporters involved to name the source of the information. George W. Bush's press secretary Scott McClellan is saying all the right things publicly but refuses to commit to the waiver forms. Privately some of the reporters have told British reporter Julian Borger of the Guardian that the source was in fact top Bush confidant Karl Rove.
Besides, as Granny read yesterday, signing this so-called waiver form
sounds like it releases the White House staff person who signs it, but
what connection would it have to "releasing" the journalists from their
treasured pledge of never revealing sources?
Sing it Scott! "And the monkey wrapped his tail around the flagpole ..."