Richard Armitage has given an interview with CBS News and ADMITS that he told Novack about Joe Wilson's wife. That should put the lie from the Left to bed once and for all. The outing of Plame was NOT a retaliatory effort by President Bush or anyone in his administration. Period. End of Story. No amount of Jason Leopold or Larry Johnson "insider info" can change that.
BUT this little piece of info makes me want to hit something - especially since I spent the afternoon listening to our President who is genuine and stalwart...
"He says he was reading Novak's newspaper column again, on Oct. 1, 2003, and "he said he was told by a non-partisan gun slinger." "I almost immediately called Secretary Powell and said, 'I'm sure that was me,'" Armitage says.
Armitage immediately met with FBI agents investigating the leak. "I told them that I was the inadvertent leak," Armitage says. He didn't get a lawyer, however."
That was nearly three years ago, but the political firestorm over who leaked Valerie Plame's identity continued to burn as Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald began hauling White House officials and journalists before a grand jury.
Armitage says he didn't come forward because "the special counsel, once he was appointed, asked me not to discuss this and I honored his request." "I thought every day about how I'd screwed up," he adds.
Armitage never did tell the president, but he's talking now because Fitzgerald told him he could."
So now we have it from the Big Man's own mouth. The FBI KNEW it was Armitage. Patrick Fitzgerald KNEW before he even began the grand jury hearings that Armitage was the source of the leak. Armitage was TOLD by FITZGERALD to keep quiet. The President was NOT TOLD.
Three years - millions of $$ - reputations ruined - President slandered around the world - Integrity of the President and his administration damaged - liars getting paid for lying - setups and whitewashes... For Nothing More Than a Complete and Total Trumped Up Fake Incident.
We need a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Special Prosecutor. While they're at it, investigate the entire Wilson cabal - including John Kerry - and lay all the cards on the table.
The entire country deserves an apology from these liars - not to mention a personal apology to Karl Rove, VP Cheney, the President and Scooter Libby. Jail time would also be a good way to heal the wounds of this attempted murder of our country.
FREE SCOOTER! FREE SCOOTER! FREE SCOOTER! FREE SCOOTER!
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