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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including Vice, Motherboard, the Nation, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera, and appears frequently on television and radio. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation, and liveblogged the Scooter Libby trial.
Marcy has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she researched the “feuilleton,” a short conversational newspaper form that has proven important in times of heightened censorship. Before and after her time in academics, Marcy provided documentation consulting for corporations in the auto, tech, and energy industries. She lives with her spouse in Grand Rapids, MI.
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My question to Mark Warner has begun to attract more attention, though some of the treatment of the question seems to miss the point. But in the interest of clarification, I wanted to explain my thinking in more detail.
As a recap, at the blogger’s chat after Mark Warner spoke, I challenged the Governor’s assertion that Iran was the biggest WMD threat right now.
Via scribe and TPM’s Muck, I see Barbara Comstock is now taking on another legally challenged Republican, Jerry Lewis, as her client.
Barbara Comstock, an attorney with the firm Blank Rome GovernmentRelations and a former Justice Department official, will handle pressinquiries for Lewisâ€™ legal team, the sources added.
I take that to mean Lewis is now regarded as seriously imperiled.
The NYT announces today that Karl Rove will not be charged in the Valerie Plame case. I’m still looking for a copy of Luskin’s statement, but it includes the following:
On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advisedus that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove.
In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further publicstatements about the subject matter of the investigation.