Jan 29, 2007

Playing Ball...

Ari Fleischer One
"P where and who was present?

Fl just Libby and me

P was anything discussed

Fl my plans what I was going to do in the private sector. Talked about sports, football, both fans of the Dolphins. I don't remember if I brought up or Libby brought up the briefing. I said I got asked about Wilson. I said what I was asked by the OVP to say. What I recall Libby saying to me, reiterated that VP did not send Wilson. Ambassador Wilson got sent by his wife, she works at CIA, Works in CPD, I recall that he told me her name. This is hush hush this is on the QT….

P What word did Libby use when he described Wilson's wife.

Fl I remember him saying she works at CIA at CPD.

P Did you know what it meant.

Fl not in specific, I don't know enough about CIA inner structure to know what it means.

P her name, how did he describe her name

Fl I believe he said Valerie Plame

Fl the news that VP had not sent him, it was the first time I ever heard it.

P what did you understand Libby to mean by hush hush

Fl I thought it was kind of odd. My sense was Libby was saying it was kind of newsie, no one knows.

P did you understand that it was classified

Fl absolutely not. There's a very strict protocol when classified info is spread, my experience, when someone conveyed info that I was authorized to hear, it was always, "this is classified you're authorized to hear." When it's oral, people always say, "this is classified you cannot use it."


Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take me out to the ball game.. Take me out to the crowd... And what's up with the tie of Ari? Ari needs someone like Jackie to help him out with ties. Someone call the fashion police!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

From FDL comments..

hackworth says:
January 29th, 2007 at 9:28 am

Question for Ari: Was Jimmy Jeff Gannon Guckert one of the reporters who would pop in on you daily? What can you tell us about this shill with security clearance, etc.? Was he a personal friend?


12:36 PM  
Anonymous teak said...


flashback moment.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Ari registered with Target for his 2002 wedding!

That's pretty funny!...

12:44 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LMAO Fitzie @ the Yankees jab!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Sorry SPB Ari doesn't have a job he doesn't need ties at McDonalds all he says is " welcome to McDonalds may I help you ". I loved the picture of Ari and Helen I don't know if Helen wants a weakly man like Ari. I remember when Ari was in his Press Secretary job and looked down at people. He acted like he was all that and an can of cheese now he's a weak sad nothing. He will soon get a web site to raise money for the lawyers he'll need in future charges filed against him. Oh an as for the Wilson lawsuit well Ari just gave them some money by using the word protocol. Ari didn't follow protocol and he knows or should have known that with the clearance he had. No wonder Tony Snow doesn't want a clearance at lease he can be proven dumb to protocol.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting day-code pink did a demonstration inside the hart bld-omg it was great and loud- the cops didn't arrest anyone-I stood off to the side w/soldier boys pic and chanted with them as did many others-news about ari great-fitz,you deserve a fan club as long as they are tasteful about it--guess I tend to think about how men often objectify us women! I forgot about the letter to Clarice-that was classic
later jb's!

T-via pda in DC reporting live!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Fleisher is getting uncomfortable.

After lunch give him a supreme case of indigestion!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Way to go, T. Stay safe girl. ;) Peace.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles from Ovalus Corruptous said...

I anticipate Ari [in the world of communications, marketing, et al] would have a problem getting a decent job as
a) he's a professional liar
b) he's a bad liar at that
c) his contempt for those seeking his lies or tales of the WH by now have more than likely black-balled him from any potential employer [NYT, Times Mag, WaPo, etc] ..

he might could run a college newspaper ... unlikely to acquire a job as a lobbyist [other world of known professional liars and snakes]..

He should:
a) change his name
b) get plastic surgery to be unrecognizable
c) move to the islands
d) become a concierge where he can still snipe and lie but be in a relatively harmless position -

my 2 cents

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ari wasn't in the circle of the WH or in the circle of the Gerbil's buddies. If Ari has problems with his business, Ari Inc. and "Let the Eagles Soar" Ashcroft is doing pretty good in his business, that tells you a lot.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

6 Miles I missed you your so funny I can't stop laughing. Your right Ari's resume looks good but the name change is really the best way to go now that the world knows Ari is part of the lying group. SPB
Ashcroff might be soaring now but there are current investigations and the old eagle name might come up and charges could be filed. Life is funny it's changes when you lease expect it. Even the crop picker has crimes not yet addressed for those who don't know who the crop picker is well it's none other then Attorney General himself Gonzo.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey T!

I hope you're taking more photos today!? Looking forward to your summary of the days events. :)

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ashcroft won't be soaring too long. I have a feeling that his business practices and his lobbying will be looked out. Here some info on Ashcroft:

In May 2005, Ashcroft laid the groundwork for a strategic consulting firm which bears his name. The Ashcroft Group, LLC officially opened its doors in the Fall of 2005 and as of March 2006 had lined up 21 clients, turning down two for every one accepted

In 2005 year-end filings, Ashcroft's firm reported collecting $269,000, including $220,000 from Oracle Corporation, which won Department of Justice approval of a multibillion-dollar acquisition less than a month after hiring Ashcroft. The income totals that Ashcroft has reported so far represent in some cases only initial payments.

According to government filings, Oracle is one of the Ashcroft Group’s five clients which seek his help in selling data or software with homeland security applications. Another client, Israel Aircraft Industries International, is competing with Chicago's Boeing Company to sell the government of South Korea a billion-dollar airborne radar system. The Ashcroft Group is also registered to represent Choicepoint, eBay, Exegy, Alanco Technologies, LTU Technologies and Trafficland, Inc.

In May 2006, based on conversations with members of Congress, key aides and lobbyists, The Hill magazine listed Ashcroft as one of top 50 "hired guns" that K Street had to offer. [13] In August 2006, the Washington Post reported that Ashcroft's firm had 30 clients, many of which made products or technology aimed at homeland security, and about a third of which the firm has not disclosed, to protect client confidentiality. The firm also had equity stakes in eight client companies. It reported receiving $1.4 million in lobbying fees in the past six months, a small fraction of its total earnings.

That's nice pocket change for an ex-AG who recused himself from the CIA Leak case.

2:24 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

The advantage that Ari has over some of the other witnesses is that he is used to being grilled. If he has anything to offer this ongoing mess, he should be up to the task of answering the cross without getting rattled.

I would think he would make a very credible witness, even if he knows how to spin, spin, spin.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"what did you understand Libby to mean by hush hush"

HA ha ha, that's funny!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I didn't know that Ari registered with Target for his 2002 wedding!

That's pretty funny!..."

Well, actually, I find that very refreshing!

Ari, you get a Thumbs-Up on this from me.


3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Ari wasn't in the circle of the WH or in the circle of the Gerbil's buddies. If Ari has problems with his business, Ari Inc. and "Let the Eagles Soar" Ashcroft is doing pretty good in his business, that tells you a lot.

I don't know who is (or was) in what circle .......

But it sounds to me like Biloxi is probably making a very good point here.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But it sounds to me like Biloxi is probably making a very good point here."


If I were Waxman, I would check the 2005 income tax return of Ashcroft and his 2006 income tax return when thar is available. Certain circle of friends were given promises and contracts for their business. We know Tom Ridge was given "promises" after he bailed out from DHS. And now we learned that Rummy is an unpaid consultant. Rummy is still acting running Dept. of Defense but I am sure that he is getting money under the table. Gates is just the poppet for Rummy's job. All in the name of business.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continued.. About Tom Ridge:

In February 2005, Tom Ridge was named to the board of Home Depot. Based on an article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Ridge's compensation was expected to be in the area of $100,000 per annum for this position. Tom Ridge has also served on the board of Savi Technology since April 2005.

And who is Savi Technology?

On May 4 2006, Lockheed Martin Corporation announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savi Technology.

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