Murray Waas has a new piece out in the National Journal and it's some of his best work. It looks like Cheney's insatiable need to plug every leak came back to bite him...Of course--when the White House leaks it's fine...
At the time of Cheney's phone call in June 2002, Graham and other lawmakers on the Intelligence committees suspected that the vice president viewed the leaking of the NSA intercepts as an opportunity to try to curtail what he believed were nettlesome congressional inquiries.
We now know that Carl Cameron of FOX News got pissed at Shelby (I've posted a few articles on hm) because he leaked the same information to Dana Bash at CNN that he received earlier and she ran it very quickly. When an investigation started, Cameron sang his little heart out and told the FBI what Shelby did out of petty jealousy and anger. He wouldn't testify in front of a jury, but he opened his mouth to the FBI. That's the way to protect your sources Carl. FOX can always be your trusted source of news.
Among those who provided information to the FBI incriminating Shelby was Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron. He told investigators that Shelby shared information about the intercepts shortly after the June 19 hearing, according to sources close to the investigation.
Immediately after Shelby spoke with him, Cameron told the FBI, he watched as Shelby walked down a Senate office building hallway and conversed with Dana Bash, then a producer, and now a correspondent, for CNN. Cameron was not privy to the Shelby-Bash conversation, but CNN later ran a story about the intercepts based on information that was almost identical to what Shelby had told Cameron. Cameron, who indicated that he was irked that Shelby shared the information with a competitor, also told investigators that he delayed a broadcast of his story because he wanted to make sure that he was not compromising intelligence sources and methods, according to these sources.
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