Jeff Gannon Questioned by CIA Leak Prosecutor about Secret Memo

Media whore is treason suspect: Could it be true that CIA Leak prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is interested in how the rightwing prosititute/blogger Jeff Gannon came to possess a classified document? Joe Conason has been looking into it:

Last February, Gannon told reporters that FBI agents working for Fitzgerald had questioned him about where he got the secret memo.

The New York Times reported Friday that … the special counsel is seeking to determine whether anyone transmitted classified material or information to persons who were not cleared to receive it — which could be a felony under the 1917 Espionage Act.

One such classified item might be the still-classified State Department document, written by an official of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, concerning the CIA’s decision to send former ambassador Joseph Wilson to look into allegations that Iraq had tried to purchase uranium from Niger. Someone leaked that INR document — which inaccurately indicated that Wilson’s assignment was the result of lobbying within CIA by his wife, Valerie — to right-wing media outlets, notably including Gannon’s former employers at Talon News. On Oct. 28, 2003, Gannon posted an interview with Joseph Wilson on the Talon Web site, in which he posed the following question: “An internal government memo prepared by U.S. intelligence personnel details a meeting in early 2002 where your wife, a member of the agency for clandestine service working on Iraqi weapons issues, suggested that you could be sent to investigate the reports. Do you dispute that?”

Gannon later hinted, rather coyly, that he had learned about the INR memo from an article in the Wall Street Journal. He also told reporters last February that FBI agents working for Fitzgerald had questioned him about where he got the memo. At the very least, that can be interpreted as confirming today’s Times report about the direction of the case.


One thought on “Jeff Gannon Questioned by CIA Leak Prosecutor about Secret Memo”

  1. Jeff Gannon/Guckert is to dumya bush as Harriet Miers is to Condoleeza Rice. We have two public office-holding women past their forties who have never been married. Are we to suspect that our Secretary of State, and our appointed Supreme Court Justice are straight, and truly religious as is their demander in chief, who, by the way still hasn’t been called out for rubbing the bald head of gay hooker Jeffie boy…at a public function. Are we to ask what other bald spot did the prez rub?
    Do Condi and Harri do the tango?
    Now, now, this is no way for responsible journalism to appoint itself…however…with all the traitorous poop coming from the GOP side of life these days, it does seem to inculcate the mind that tries to think clearly and objectively. What has happened to me…am I roving?

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