CIA Leak: DNC to Organize Defense Fund for McCarthy?

posted at 1:55 am on April 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

They’re going to enlist a few donors to do it. Or so says the Prowler, citing … an anonymous source.

Can’t be true. Not on his worst day would Dean be that politically tone-deaf. But then, ten grand would buy you a few friends, wouldn’t it? And of course, there’s this. When a family member finds herself in trouble, it’s only natural that the rest band together to bail her out.

Still, I call B.S. It’s juicy enough for a link, but AmSpec needs to do better than a single unnamed staffer to make the story credible.

Although I am intrigued by this bit:

Republicans in both the House and the Senate view McCarthy as the first of what they believe are four or five individuals who used access to information for political purposes.

A list of suspects? I wonder if it includes names from that graphic on the Commissar’s site.

Elsewhere, A.J. Strata points to this AP story, in which unnamed “associates” of McCarthy insist that the CIA authorized her to talk to reporters on “a number of occasions.” Which is nice, but doesn’t tell us if they authorized her to talk to reporters on every occasion, let alone disclose classified info.

If you missed Rick Moran’s post earlier about who some of those “associates” might be, make amends.

Finally, here’s NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller finding creeping fascism in Bush’s attempt to actually hold intelligence officials to their secrecy obligations.


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Dean is quite out of touch but, anyomous source? I’ll stay tuned.

R D on April 26, 2006 at 2:14 AM

A hell of a lot of smoke trying to hold on untill they get Bush inpeached, fat chance of that. Somebody call Niel Young!

birdman on April 26, 2006 at 2:20 AM

We should all pray that they do. We should then pray even harder that the GOP makes a HUGE issue out of it. For obvious reasons, the last organization you want politicized is the CIA.

We right wing “fascists” have been hit with CIA murder and conspiracy charges since Nixon. Now we have a real deal conspiracy, involving many in the agency and the Demo Party hierarchy (Schumer, etc). I suggest that we take advantage of it, and hit the Left HARD with it, and hit them again and again with it, painting the worst of scenarios, including publicizing violations of the law (by those such as Sen Schumer), and what the dangers are as a result of said violations; While cleaning the bad eggs out of the agency itself.

paul

rightwinger on April 26, 2006 at 3:10 AM

Never forget, if a Democrat is involved, they are Whistleblowers. Only Republicans are considered “leakers.”

However, since she “categorically” didn’t do it, why the need for a defense fund?

I’m waiting for the email from them begging for money ;)

LewWaters on April 26, 2006 at 3:29 AM

I’m going to wait to pass judgement, but I wouldn’t put it past the DNC.

Mortis on April 26, 2006 at 3:43 AM

I suspect McCarthy rolled on a bigger fish or three. McCarthy likely cooperated for firing only. What she confessed to according the agency spokesperson is a felony.

texast on April 26, 2006 at 5:04 AM

They can’t be that stupid. They just can’t. It’d be impossible to be that stupid and still be alive.

(But I can dream…)

violet on April 26, 2006 at 5:19 AM

I hope the GOP does not sit on thier rears like they did with the ANWAR bill, immigration, etc. Now is the time to strike and hit the dems hard and who know maybe the GOP will get more seats…

Solid_Snake on April 26, 2006 at 6:21 AM

Unfortunately, the GOP is currently in ankle-grabbing mode, with all of the posturing going on for the midterm election-although one could say that since Frist arrived, all we have done is get fat and stupid amd move railroads around Mississippi to help a few casinos.

I’m afraid if Dean and the Dims do help, it will only be we in the blogosphere who care. What else is new?

persecutor on April 26, 2006 at 6:58 AM

I wouldn’t put it past some of the the DNC staff to call a few donors and see if they’d underwrite her legal defense or do it pro bono. Remember, they have close ties to the trial lawyers association.

madmonaco on April 26, 2006 at 8:06 AM

I don’t know … this is a tough one. Still, never underestimate the ability of Democrats to self-destruct.

Chas on April 26, 2006 at 8:11 AM

Hmmm…if this is true, d’ya think the DNC might do the same for Cynthia McKinney?

flipflop on April 26, 2006 at 8:23 AM

What Winston Churchill had to say about the value of truth in war:

“In war-time, truth is so precious
that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies”.

What John Kerry had to say about the value of truth in war:

“But if you’re leaking to tell the truth, Americans are going to look at that, at least mitigate or think about what are the consequences that you, you know, put on that person…So I’m glad she told the truth.”

lzny on April 26, 2006 at 8:32 AM

Time to get tough (oops, the REAL ‘tough’, not the Dem one) with the Donks, you say? Enter….TONY SNOW. Let the butt whipping begin. OooRah!

pistolero on April 26, 2006 at 8:33 AM

I have some liberal “friends” who ironically are defending McCarthy because “nothing has been proved yet”. Funny how that principle doesn’t apply to Delay, isn’t it? They already have him being frog-marched into prison and wearing bright orange.

As for the DNC and their antics…where has Ken Mehlman been? I think it’s time to get Newt as the RNC chair.

Woody58 on April 26, 2006 at 9:00 AM

One doesn’t need a crystal ball to see the blizzard of BS being prepared to defend treasonous acts done by the Mccarthy crowd….and the DNC making a move to help establish a defense fund only adds to my overwhelming joy at this point….add to that Deans notoriously badly timed political statements and the end result might very be implosion in the Dems party…one can dream cant I?

Terlizzi999 on April 26, 2006 at 9:49 AM

DNC organizing defense fund for McCarthy?

First, she admitted leaking info about the alleged “secret” prisons no one seems to be able to find. Now, she’s denying she did anything wrong. Between the Washington ComPost story of the secret prisons and the New York Slimes reveal of the NSA’s wiretapping program, someone in the intelligence circle was the leaker.

Sounds like a lesson straight out of the John “Napoleon” Kerry flip-flop curriculum.

If she did nothing wrong, why the defense fund?

doingwhatican on April 26, 2006 at 10:18 AM

The Dims can diffuse this situation the way Republicans try to, by eating their own, but they won’t. They will circle the wagons around this woman. Unfortunately when Republicans do the same, which is the right thing to do, the Dims continue the attack and demand heads on a pike. So it seems they are digging in on this because they are afraid the Repubs will finally do the same to them. Dims are great examples of how psychopaths use projection to cast their own evil deeds on their enemy.

geekrunner on April 26, 2006 at 10:46 AM

I’m a little disappointed that all posts with the T-word have been purged from this thread. Anyone recall the campaign book from Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign “None Dare Call it T—”? Time to dig out my copy and re-read it.

dman on April 26, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Like the dog in the ‘Far Side’ cartoon trying to lure the cat into the dryer with “cat fud”, all I can say to this development is “oh please … Oh PLEASE!!”

thirteen28 on April 26, 2006 at 11:14 AM

A defense fund for McCarthy? Not a bad idea. They can have slogans like: “McCarthyism ain’t so bad after all.” Or: “Haters for Traitors.” Or how about a Dummycrat cheer:

We like traitors, yes we do
We like traitors, how ’bout you?

Khyber Pass on April 26, 2006 at 11:18 AM

It seems John A. Stormer revised and re-released his 1964 book. For those not as old as I am, here’s the quote that inspired the book: “T—— doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it t——.” Publius Ovidius Naso, aka Ovid, Roman Poet 43BC-17AD

People just don’t change all that much.

dman on April 26, 2006 at 11:57 AM

Jeff over at The Shape of Days provides a nice take on this:
http://theshapeofdays.com/2006/04/in_the_very_best_case_it_might_not_have.html

Dutch on April 26, 2006 at 12:01 PM

Ms. McCarthy doesn’t need a defense fund because she is in no danger of prosecution. She is a throwback to the Clinton administration. Keep in mind their primary theme in dealing with adverse situations: Plausible Deniability. Simply deny everything — even after you have confessed. Then allow the DNC and the mainstream media to lob accusations at the accusers. Also bear in mind that the U.S. Attorney’s office is filled with career bureaucrats loyal to the Clinton cabal. They have effectively sabotaged the prosecution of known terrorists in this country. And anyone can still think that Ms. McCarthy is subject to prosecution? Not likely . . . .

csjd on April 26, 2006 at 12:03 PM

I want Dick Durbin and Jay Rock to spill all they know. Which wouldn’t take long, but it would be nice to get them on the hot seat. I hope the Dems come forward and try to make an issue of this. It will just enforce what we already know the left is pulling for our country to fail so they can make political gain.

Fandango on April 26, 2006 at 12:45 PM

I’ve been wondering if there isn’t some link between McCarthy and DNC (and/or other Democrats) cause what she has leaked is only information that could be damaging to president Bush. Hard to believe that she undertake this on her own.

docdave on April 26, 2006 at 1:11 PM

There are to many liberals in CIA and State Dept. Clinton people, career people and such and look at whos the head of the DNC Dean makes me want to puke

birdman on April 26, 2006 at 5:33 PM

The GOP should thank Howard “yarrrgggh” Dean. They must however, use it. C’mon now……..the DNC soliciting donations to help an “alleged” traitor who gave up national secrets for her party’s political gain?

darwin on April 26, 2006 at 5:43 PM

How about Sen. Jay Rockabyebaby goin over to the Middle East and telling the leaders of Jorden Saudia Arabia and of all pepole one of our best friends the president of Syria four months after 9-11 that Bush was planning to invade Iraq after all the head of the Senate Select Commetee on Intellengece should let all our friends know what going on

birdman on April 26, 2006 at 6:36 PM

The reason why the Jackass Party would act as bagman for McCarthy’s defense fund is that McCarthy may not only have leaked to the media, but also to Jackass politicians who then squealed to the fishwraps. She knows too much.

chsw

chsw on April 26, 2006 at 9:14 PM

Bureaucrats, serving high officials in the Federal Legislature and Judiciary, are employed subject to the pleasure of their masters, those same high officials. Only the elected officials of the Executive Branch are compelled to nuture their enemies among the held-over employees. The Civil Service should be abolished, which would render the elected officials absolutely responsible for the personnel, their policy, and the observable operational processes. An additional benefit could be the reduction in the size of the Federal Dinosaur.

As it stands, the Bureaucracy is a Fourth Branch Of Government. The games that certain factions nested within the CIA are running against the President illustrate the raw power of this unelected and uncontrolled branch of the government.

Waumpuscat on April 27, 2006 at 1:30 AM

Amen, Waumpuscat: an overhaul of our Civil Service laws would be a good place to start.

dman on April 27, 2006 at 8:56 AM

So I hear Howard Dean is asking the big doners in the Democratic Party to donate to Mary McCarthys defence fund, the Mayor of kooksville should make sure its a very big fund because it looks like a lot of fish are going to fry.

birdman on April 27, 2006 at 5:27 PM

I hope she lost her pension, but I doubt it.

gary on April 28, 2006 at 8:25 AM