TO CHARLIE DELTA
SUBJ--YET ANOTHER JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING
(NIAMEY BUREAU)--It's a long, long way from the yellowcake mines in Niger but somehow all of the fuss over the Hillary e-mails, authorized server or not, seem to once again fall on the same person involved in the CIA leak case of the hotty Valerie Plame.
Where was the current FBI director in the middle of that scandal? Fall back on his appointment to the co-honcho spot at Justice in 2003.: (OCR decoded text)--
justice nominee pledges integrity Candidate says he cares only for "doing the right thing?'
By CURT ANDERSON 44,0111110 Pat nl% iIItu WASHINGTON — President Bush's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Justice Department promised Wednesday the Inves-tigation into the leak of an undercover CIA officer's name would be handled with integnty. James Comey, currently US. attorney in New York, said that if confirmed as deputy attorney general he would examine with an open mind such questions as whether Attorney General John Ashcroft should recuse himself or appoint a special counsel to oversee the case. "I don't care about politics. I don't care about expediency. I care about doing the right thing," Conley told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"I would never be involved m something I believed to be fundamentally wrong:'
Investigators want to know who leaked the name of Valerie Plante, an undercover CIA offic-er, to syndicated columnist Ruben Novak in July. Plante is mamed to former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who has said he believes his wile's identity was disclosed to discredit his assertions that the Bush admin-istration exaggerated Iraq's nuclear capabilities to build the case for war. The leaker could be charged with a felony If identified.
Comey's statement to Judiciary may well come back to haunt him when he again appears before a congressional committee over the email scandal..