Who would have thought that in mid-May 2009, the names "Rove" and "Cheney" would appear so often in my email news alerts? Weird. Here are the latest tidbits:
CIA Denies Cheney's Request to Release Memos: According to MSNBC, CIA spokesperson Paul Gimigliano said this today: "The process for Mandatory Declassification Review is governed by Executive Order 12958, as amended. That Order excludes from review information that is the subject of pending litigation. The two documents that former Vice President Cheney sought contain information that falls into that category....For that reason -- and that reason only -- CIA did not accept Mr. Cheney's request for a Mandatory Declassification Review. The Agency simply followed the Executive Order. This request was handled in accordance with normal practice by CIA professionals with long experience in information management and release. It was for them a straightforward issue"
Karl Rove Will Be Questioned on U.S. Attorney Firings: The Washington Post is reporting that Connecticut Prosecutor Nora Dannahey will question Rove tomorrow about his role in the firing of nine U.S. Attorneys. Dannahey is heading up the ongoing investigation into whether Justice Department or White House officials obstructed justice in relation to the sackings.