No Internal Probe Of Valerie Plame Leak?

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How about that for a title?

From E&P (emphasis mine):

NEW YORK Dr. James Knodell, director of the Office of Security at the White House, told a congressional 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 said that he had started at the White House in August 2004, a year after the leak, but his records show no evidence of a probe or report there: “I have no knowledge of any investigation in my office,” he said.

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.

I guess we now know what a full investigation means to this administration.

The hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

  • bob in fl

    So, what else can we expect from this White House? Of course they (Bush) can always use the same excuse that Libby did: “I was so busy with other things, I just plain forgot all about it”.

    Oh, wait. I’d bet he turned the investigation over to Rove or maybe Cheney? I hope he did it via email?


  • BenG


    They’re all so full of shit, it’s disgraceful. When it first came out in the news we all thought Bush was sincere about getting to the bottom of it. It was, after all, a matter of national security, a serious breach of a covert CIA agent, the kinda stuff this administration takes very seriously! Yea, right. The only thing they take seriously is the accumulation of power. Any means necessary for the ‘greater good’ the way they see it. Problem is, Plame’s husband had it right this time, and like so many other times, the Right has gotten it all wrong.
    But all these incidence’s are just showing us how the truth will out. I think as things continue to unravel for the Bush administration, Congress will have no choice but to ask the obvious question; why. Why were we led down this path to war with Iraq? As all the reasons given are shown to be false, how can they avoid the obvious?

  • sleipner

    Hopefully Congress asks the obvious question…why haven’t we removed this disastrous screwup from office yet?

  • truthista

    YES there probably WAS a probe – a sham probe.

    See here: Evidence of a Whitewash Leak Investigation by the White House (Daily Kos)