Plame Testimony

Valerie Plame testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. Here is part…

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NEW YORK Dr. James Knodell, director of the Office of Security at the White House, told a congresisonal committee today that he was aware of no internal investigation or report into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.

The White House had first opposed Knodell testifying but after a threat of a subpoena from the committee yesterday he was allowed to appear today.

Knodell has testified that those who had participated in the leaking of classified information were required to attest to this and he was aware that no one, including Karl Rove, had done that.

Rep. Waxman recalled that President Bush had promised a full internal probe. Knodell repeated that no probe took place, as far as he knew, and was not happening today.

Knodell said he had “no” conversations whatsoever with the president, vice president, Karl Rove or anyone about the leak.


Rep. Waxman at one point said that he regretted not being able to put up a video of the president promising a full probe but added, “I guess we will leave that to The Daily Show.”

4 thoughts on “Plame Testimony

  1. The questioning of Knodell was brutal–Waxman stepped in at one point to get Watson, I think it was, to go a little easier on him. He just got hammered. Hodes was particularly tough on him–asking him if he had any conversations with the president. None. The vice-president. None. Anybody. None.
    The whole Oversight Committee (obviously with the exception of the Rethugs) was on FIRE today.

  2. Has the media twigged onto this bit, I mean, the all powerful teevee media? David “My Place” Broder?
    Cause, as we all know, Bush said they’d investigate, and, not that we’re surprised, after all, how many years later and not a peep about it from the WH, no investigation.
    Lying is lying, under oath or not, a man’s (woman’s) word is his (her) bond, they used to say, BushCo’s bond isn’t even up to Grade FFF level.

  3. Leave it to “The Daily Show”. Waxman is one of my heroes.
    That was powerful testimony from Plame. What stupid, stupid people we have running the country. Is anyone surprised that no investigation took place?

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