Frank Rich on Why Gonzales Wasn’t Nominated

As White House counsel, he was the one first notified that the Justice Department, at the request of the C.I.A., had opened an investigation into the outing of Joseph Wilson’s wife. That notification came at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2003, but it took Mr. Gonzales 12 more hours to inform the White House staff that it must “preserve all materials” relevant to the investigation. Continue reading

Former Intelligence Officers Criticize GOP on Plame Coverup

Not surprisingly, the CIA is not happy about the White House’s act of leaking the identity of one of them for political gain. They aren’t called Central Intelligence for nothing–they can see through all the spin. Eleven former intelligence officers are speaking up and stating that leaking Plame’s identity may … Continue reading

Democratic Leaders Warn of Bush Administration Failings on WMD

Democratic Leaders Address the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction; Reid andPelosi Receive Report from National Security Advisory Group WASHINGTON, July 20 /U.S. Newswire/ — The failure of action by the Bush Administration to fully protect Americans from the terrorist threat of weapons of mass destruction was addressed today by … Continue reading

Waxman Announces Hearings on Plame Exposure

House And Senate Democratic Panels To Hold Oversight Hearing on Friday On National Security Consequences Of Disclosing The Identity Of A Covert Intelligence Officer WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Democratic Special Investigations Division of the Government Reform Committee and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will conduct a joint hearing at 10 … Continue reading