Saturday, May 22, 2004

Plame: Reporters Subpoenaed

Tim Russert and Matthew Cooper have been subpoenaed for testimony as to whether they know anything about the Bush White House leaking the identity of an undercover CIA agent.

Lawyers for NBC and Time said they would fight the subpoenas. NBC said its subpoena could have a "chilling effect" on its ability to report the news.

Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment lawyer in New York who is representing Mr. Cooper, was skeptical. "Rounding up the Washington press corps doesn't seem the most likely way to find out about sources," Mr. Abrams said.

But this shouldn't be necessary! Didn't BUSH say that HE would get to the bottom of it?

There is a lawbreaker in the White House who has placed our national security at risk for political reasons, and they have to subpoena reporters to find out who it is.

Because Bush obviously couldn't care less.

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