by David Phinney
Wednesday October 21st 2020

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It’s Miller Time

Faced with accusations that they had marched the country to war on evidence they knew was suspect, White House aides evidently responded with little if any restraint in attempting to discredit their critics….That lack of restraint, now exposed for all to see, is likely to leave a bad taste in the public’s mouth.

So writes Dan Froomkin in Tuesday curtain raiser at washingtonpost.com regarding the Scooter Libby trial. NY Times reporter Judith Miller spilled the beans today saying, (according to the Post):

…. that in a meeting at the Old Executive Office Building a “very irritated and angry” I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby told her that the CIA was trying to unfairly blame the White House for bad intelligence. In that context, she said, Libby complained that a former ambassador accusing the administration of twisting intelligence — Joseph C. Wilson IV — had a wife who worked at the CIA.

Fromkin’s blog changed names toda, by the way. No longer White House Briefing, it is now White House Watch. Not bad for a guy who’s reporting is with Education Week.

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