Plame leaker Rove claims the Bush White House never leaked.

Posted on

"Plame leaker Rove claims the Bush White House never leaked."

rove.jpgSpeaking about the first amendment at Loyola Marymount University last week, former Bush adviser Karl Rove said that “secrecy and confidentiality are necessary for every government.” Rove then made the laughable claim that the Bush White House never leaked to the press:

I love how the last eight years, this White House, the Bush White House, was criticized for being tight-lipped. We didn’t leak. I hope Barack Obama has a White House that doesn’t leak.

As Christy Hardin Smith notes at FireDogLake, Rove appears to be forgetting the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity, for which he was Robert Novak’s confirming source. Joe Sudbay writes that “Rove’s speech was an assault on journalists” who frequently “printed what Rove leaked to them.”

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.