Now that Karl Rove won't be indicted, now that the president won't fire him, now that it really doesn't matter anymore, more details of the [CIA undercover agent] Valerie Plame leak investigation trickle out.
Columnist Robert Novak is "breaking his silence" about his role in the investigation of the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, the Website Drudge Report broke. "Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys
The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad. Shutti
An Italian judge also raised to 26 the number of Americans -- most believed to be CIA agents -- who are suspected of carrying out the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric and his transfer from Milan to Egypt. But whereas there is zero chance of the
Two members of the Italian secret service were arrested for their possible role in the 2003 abduction, allegedly by the CIA, of a Muslim cleric in Milan, the city's public prosecutor has said. "Six arrest warrants were issued, of which four
The CIA has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osam bid Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday. The unit, know as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within t
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday unanimously approved an international treaty that would ban states from abducting perceived enemies and hiding them in secret prisons or killing them.
The chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee accused U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of downplaying the significance of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Michigan Republi
The Council of Europe accused states of colluding with the CIA on secret flights transferring prisoners to third countries where they could be tortured. It urged governments and parliaments in each state to hold their own inquries
In late January 2003, as Secretary of State Colin Powell prepared to argue the Bush administrations' case against Iraq at the UN, veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller sat down with classified draft of Powell's speech to look for errors. He
When Tenet insisted in his personal meetings with the president that there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, Cheney and Rumsfeld initiated a secret program to re-examine the evidence and marginalize the agency and Tenet.
A federal appeals court panel in Manhattan questioned a lawyer for the federal government yesterday as to whether the CIA had a legitimate national security interest in refusing to confirm or deny the existence of documents authorizing it to detain
White House aide Karl Rove will not be charged over the leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer says. Robert Luskin said he had heard the news from the special prosecutor in the case, Patrick Fitzgerald, on Monday.
[At last a PDF link to the actual report.] Makes clear that the United States has woven a renditions 'spider web' outside the rule of law that includes, 'disappearances,' arbitrary detentions, illegal transfers, and torture or other i
Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft continued to oversee the Valerie Plame-CIA leak probe for more than two months in late 2003 after he learned in extensive briefings that FBI agents suspected White House aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter**
The full extent of European collusion with the CIA during operations to abduct terrorism suspects and fly them to countries where they may be tortured is laid bare today by the continent's most authoritative human rights body. Several states h
The US was aware that West Germany held information on the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann in the 1950's, but chose to keep the matter secret, fearing that the arrest of the Nazi fugitive might lead to embarrasing revelations about links.
Determined to win the Cold War, the CIA kept quiet about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s for fear he might expose undercover anticommunist efforts in West Germany.
The New York GOP member then threatened: "So I am going to be investigating them from top to bottom and one clear example is this whole scandal with [ex-]Congressman Duke Cunningham, which has now unfolded to include orgies at the Watergate hote
Britain's influential Joint Committee on Human Rights called for a full investigation into allegations that US flights involved in extraordinary rendition passed through British territory. The government had not taken sufficient action to probe t
Critics have questioned putting a military man in charge but Gen Hayden says he that will remain independent of the Pentagon.
Vice President Cheney was personally angered by a US ambassador's newspaper column attacking a key rationale for the war in Iraq, and he instructed his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to "get all the facts out" r
[You heard it on Goyette first.] On September 29, 2003, three days after it became known that the CIA had asked the Justice Department to investigate who leaked the name of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, columnist Robert Novak telephoned White Hou
The latest filing by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald in the CIA leak investigation indicates the prosecutor possesses "evidence" about communication between Vice President Dick Cheney and his former chief of staff who was indicted
After hearing assurances he will be independent of the Pentagon, the Senate easily confirmed Gen. Michael Hayden, a career Air Force man, to head the CIA. Hayden, a four-star general, currently is the top deputy to National Intelligence Director J
[That'll happen.] Vice President Dick Cheney could be called to testify in the perjury case against his former chief of staff. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald suggested Cheney would be a logical government witness because he could authenticate
Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden's nomination as CIA director won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Approved Hayden's nomination 12-3 after an hour-long closed-door discussion, said Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, the panel's
The US alleges [Libby] learned about Plame from one of the CIA officials when he went after dirt on her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson. Wilson shattered a pillar of President Bush's rationale for war - that Iraq was seeking to build a nuclear
Attorney General Gonzales raised the possibility that NY Times journalists could be prosecuted for publishing classified information about the NSA's surveillance of terrorist-related calls between the US and abroad.
[What? You didn't think there was going to be any real hearings on the NSA spying on you, did you?] Gen. Michael Hayden could have a new job as CIA director as soon as this week. He has the support of Sen. Carl Levin, a key Democrat on the Intell