Retraction: Sources on Office Expansion Wrong
Part of the process of reporting is doing the best one can do to source information, and seek double confirmation regarding stuff we post.
A have just heard that the White House revenge-team is out to get Brent Scowcroft for the revelations he provided in this week’s New Yorker. Apparently, a roster of talking points was issued in an email to Cheney fellow travelers via a “Michael Neece.” If anyone has this document, I’d love to see it.
Big News. Harriet Miers has withdrawn. Next in line may be a Bork-like nominee. Senator Sam Brownback said on NPR’s “Morning Edition” this morning that the “hill to get to the Supreme Court is already pretty big — and her hill was just getting bigger.
Sources of TWN‘s retract information on this story — see link. Patrick Fitzgerald’s intermediaries denied that there was any significance to the establishment of a new website, minimalist as it is, for the Office of the Special Counsel which is investigating the “outing” of Valerie Plame Wilson’s covert CIA responsibilities to the media.
This will be a short, quick entry. . .I think. First of all, for those of you who have heard that I was in a car accident last night — thanks for your notes. I am ok.
An uber-insider source has just reported the following to TWN (since confirmed by another independent source): 1. 1-5 indictments are being issued. The source feels that it will be towards the higher end. 2. The targets of indictment have already received their letters. 3. The indictments will be sealed indictments and “filed” tomorrow. 4.
This just out. Scott McClellan has just thrown Karl Rove and Scooter Libby to the wolves today when a reporter asked whether White House press responses could be trusted give Scott’s earlier denials that anyone in the White House had anything to do with outing Valerie Plame Wilson.
This just in from a close friend who worked inside the pinnacle of Republican power in the Senate a few years ago, so while this is rumor — it’s Republican rumor, which makes it interesting: Steve, just heard from trusted friend that McCain was approached about serving as VP if Cheney has “health problems” or…