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BustBob.com :: Bust Bob Novak! -- Send the Letter

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<br />Bust Bob Novak! -- Send the Letter
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<br />On July 14, 2003, "journalist" Robert Novak revealed the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame in print after speaking to a White House official. The agent's husband, former US Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, had publicly challenged President Bush's claim that Iraq had tried to buy uranium ore from Africa -- exposing yet another misleading rationale for war.
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<br />While causing consternation among some CIA and Administration officials ("Clearly it was meant purely and simply for revenge," a senior Administration official said of the alleged leak. (Washington Post, 9/28/03)), it has not yet caused a change of conscience among the leaker -- or the man who endangered US national security assets by publishing the name, one Robert Novak.
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<br />We don't need to wait for John Ashcroft and George Bush to find the leaker who is on the loose. One man knows. And he should come clean. He is not a journalist. He is an ideologue. And most of all, he is a traitor.
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<br />Be the 16757th person to tell Bob Novak's bosses at the Chicago Sun-Times it's time for him to come clean or get the boot.
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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
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<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
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<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
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<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
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<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
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<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
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<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
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<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
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<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
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<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
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<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
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<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
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<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
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<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
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<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
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<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
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<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
<br />
<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
<br />
<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
<br />
<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
<br />
<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
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<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
<br />
<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
<br />
<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
<br />
<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
<br />
<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
<br />
<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
<br />
<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
<br />
<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
<br />
<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
<br />
<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
<br />
<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
<br />
<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
<br />
<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
<br />
<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
<br />
<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
<br />
<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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FBI searches congressman's home in Calif. - Politics - MSNBC.com

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<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8435842/">FBI searches congressman's home in Calif. - Politics - MSNBC.com</a>
<br />FBI searches congressman's home in Calif.
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<br />SAN DIEGO ? FBI agents searched the California home of U.S. Rep. Randy ?Duke? Cunningham on Friday, and served warrants in Washington, D.C., at the yacht where he has been living, a Justice Department official said.
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<br />Agents also searched the offices of a defense firm whose founder bought the congressman?s previous home, leading to a federal investigation, the official said on condition of anonymity.
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<br />Cunningham, 63, has said that he showed poor judgment in selling the house, but he acted honestly and predicted that an investigation would prove that.
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<br />The former Navy ?Top Gun? fighter pilot and eight-term Republican congressman sold his home in 2003 to Mitchell Wade, a campaign contributor and close friend.
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<br />Wade paid $1.7 million in November 2003 for the 3,826-square-foot house in wealthy, seaside Del Mar, just north of San Diego. He put it back on the market soon after and eventually took a $700,000 loss when he resold it in October 2004. During that span, home prices in San Diego County rose an average of nearly 25 percent.
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<br />Meanwhile, Wade?s little-known company, Washington, D.C.-based MZM Inc., was increasing its federal contracting business. In 2004, MZM tripled its revenue and nearly quadrupled its staff, according to the company?s Web site.
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<br />Cunningham has also lived part-time on Wade?s boat, docked on the Potomac River.
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<br />The congressman is a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, both of which oversee the kind of classified intelligence work MZM does for the military.
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<br />The Defense Department halted orders this month on a five-year contract that provided MZM with $163 million of revenue over its first three years after the department?s inspector general found that it did not satisfy rules on competitiveness.
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<br />This week, MZM announced that James King, a retired three-star Army general, was taking over as president and chief executive ? a role held for years by Wade, who founded the company in 1993.
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</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/07/fbi-searches-congressmans-home-in.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Agents probe LexisNexis security breach - Consumer Security - MSNBC.com

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<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7**3667/">Agents probe LexisNexis security breach - Consumer Security - MSNBC.com</a>
<br />Agents probe LexisNexis security breach
<br />Search warrants executed in at least two states
<br />WASHINGTON - Federal agents have carried out searches in at least two states as part of the investigation into the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal information from database giant LexisNexis Inc.
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<br />Secret Service and FBI agents executed a search warrant in Minnesota, while FBI agents conducted 10 searches in northern California, federal law enforcement officials said Thursday.
<br />The search in Minnesota is ?definitely the LexisNexis case,? said Mike Brooks, an FBI spokesman in Ohio.
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<br />No arrests have been made in connection with the searches, which were carried out in recent days.
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<br /> </div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/07/agents-probe-lexisnexis-security.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
<br />
<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
<br />
<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
<br />
<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
<br />
<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
<br />
<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Novak: 'I will reveal all'? - Jun 30, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CNN) -- Time Inc. announced Thursday it will turn over the subpoenaed records from journalist Matt Cooper regarding the leak of a CIA operative's name, following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in the case.
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<br />Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller are facing up to four months in jail for refusing to reveal their confidential sources in the matter to a grand jury.
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<br />Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CNN political analyst Bob Novak was the first to reveal the CIA employee's identity and CNN's Ed Henry spoke with Novak Wednesday about the ruling.
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<br />ED HENRY: Bob, first, what's your reaction to the Supreme Court saying they would not hear this case?
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<br />BOB NOVAK: Well, I deplore the thought of reporters -- I've been a reporter all my life -- going to jail for any period of time for not revealing sources, and there needs to be a federal shield law preventing that as there are shield laws in 49 out of 50 states. But, Ed, I -- my lawyer said I cannot answer any specific questions about this case until it is resolved, which I hope is very soon.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, though, you believe in the principle of keeping the identity secret of confidential sources. Have you ever revealed the identity of one of your confidential sources?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, people know -- who have read my column know there have been special case where I have. But the question of being coerced to by the government and being put in prison is, I think, something that should be protected by act of Congress.
<br />
<br />HENRY: In general, have you cooperated with investigators in this case?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: I can't answer any questions about this case at all.
<br />
<br />HENRY: OK. Now, just in general about the principle at stake here -- William Safire, fellow conservative, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that at the very least, he believes that you owe your readers, and in this case, your viewers, some explanation. He said, "Mr. Novak should finally write the column he owes readers and colleagues perhaps explaining how his two sources, who may have truthfully revealed themselves to investigators, managed to get the prosecutor off his back." I think that's the question. Why sit that there are two reporters out there who may go to jail, Bob, but it doesn't appear that you are going to go to jail?
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, that's what I can't reveal until this case is finished. I hope it is finished soon. And when it does, I agree with Mr. Safire, I will reveal all in a column and on the air.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Do you understand why in general there's frustration among fellow journalist after 41 years of distinguished work, where you've always pushed and been a fierce advocate of the public's right to know, you're not letting the public know about such a critical case, and two people may go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Well, they are not going to jail because of me. Whether I answer your questions or not, it has nothing to do with that. That's very ridiculous to think that I am the cause of their going to jail. I don't think they should be going to jail.
<br />
<br />HENRY: Yes. But I didn't say you were the cause. But there are some people...
<br />
<br />NOVAK: Yes, you do did.
<br />
<br />HENRY: No, but some people feel if you would come forward with the information that you have, that maybe they would not go to jail.
<br />
<br />NOVAK: But you don't know -- Ed, you don't know anything about the case. And those people who say that don't know anything about the case. And unfortunately, as somebody who likes to write, I'd like to say a lot about the case, but because of my attorney's advice I can't. But I will. And there might be some surprising things.
<br />
<br />HENRY: We'll all be waiting to hear that story finally told, Bob.
<br />
<br />==========SNIP======================
<br />I personally believe NOVAK should be on trial...after all,
<br />he was the rotten, slime covered pipe from which the information first leaked apparently from the article...
<br />
<br />PUT NOVAK ON TRIAL!</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-novak-i-will-reveal-all-jun-30.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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