Sunday, July 03, 2005

Frogmarch Watch: Parsing Rove's denial 

Not, of course, that one would ever need to parse the words of a Republican. But just in case:

However, an attorney for Rove, Robert Luskin, said his client "never knowingly disclosed classified information" and that "he did not tell any reporter that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA".
(via Daily Telegraph)


Parse 1: "Knowingly." That speaks to the part of the law that says it's a crime to knowingly disclose an intelligence operative's identity. Not really too strong a defense, I'd say. Even though Bush himself got away with it during the campaign (back)

Parse 2: "tell any reporter." Hmmm... Is Bob Novak a "reporter"?

Parse 3: "worked for the CIA" What if Rove gave Plame's cover and told Novak to look into it?

Just asking....

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