Trying To Maintain Rationality

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

RawStory Reporting That Cheney Aide John Hannah May Be Ratting Out VP

This. Is. Interesting.

A senior aide to Vice President Dick Cheney is cooperating with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, sources close to the investigation say.

Individuals familiar with Fitzgerald’s case tell RAW STORY that John Hannah, a senior national security aide on loan to Vice President Dick Cheney from the offices of then-Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, John Bolton, was named as a target of Fitzgerald’s probe. They say he was told in recent weeks that he could face imminent indictment for his role in leaking Plame-Wilson’s name to reporters unless he cooperated with the investigation.

Others close to the probe say that if Hannah is cooperating with the special prosecutor then he was likely going to be charged as a co-conspirator and may have cut a deal.

Hannah did not return two calls and several emails to his White House address seeking comment.


As Nelson from The Simpsons might say: "Haw Haw!"


  • Let's try another Nelson.

    Chris Nelson of The Nelson Report. This is second hand through because the Nelson report is a pay subscription.

    " Before we start, today’s hot gossip is that Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald may have sent a “target letter” official warning of a likely Vice President Cheney’s deputy chief of staff, John Hannah. According to sources which have been right from time to time, Hannah has told associates he has been forced to cut a deal, and that they think this includes testifying against his immediate boss, Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

    Hannah’s name resonates to the insiders, since he is a samurai for UN Amb. John Bolton, detailed to the White House while Bolton was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security other words, an office with folks quite likely to have known the CIA connection which may form the basis of any criminal indictments in this case...

    Just adding ammo to your argument.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at Tuesday, October 18, 2005 7:30:00 PM  

  • Even more today.

    Today, Rawstory is reporting that Wurmser has turned as well.

    That's two snitches in Cheney's office, and from what I've been able to gather, that's two more than they would need to nail Libby for Perjury.

    So bad news for "Big Time."

    Too lazy to look up the rawstory link. It's on my blog - Today's Plame entry, Update 4

    By Blogger mikevotes, at Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:08:00 PM  

  • Day-ummmm. Crazy shit, man.

    Thanks for the heads-up...

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Wednesday, October 19, 2005 2:06:00 PM  

  • It's really great when the pigs start squeelin' when the heat gets turned up.

    Ya just gotta love this shit, pal.

    I wanna see Fitz nail 'em all to the wall.

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:43:00 PM  

  • BTW, how's the mouth feelin'?

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:44:00 PM  

  • Mouth is much better, Pops... =)

    .. but still kinda hot/cold sensitive - got a major ice cream headache the other day... ow

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:53:00 AM  

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