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Oops! Can Frist Have A Mulligan?

CNN is reporting that Trent Lott says the leak on the black ops CIA detention and torture facilities came from….erm…a GOP Senator. (Mrs. K8 below heard "Republican staffer" — until the report repeats, I can’t confirm one way or the other. Just FYI.) Does Frist get a mulligan for ill-planned press releases? Or do we all just get to laugh at him? More information as we get it. *snerk* [This was an on-air report from Ed Henry, btw, nothing in writing yet.] UPDATE: Raw Story has more. Looks like it may have been a Republican Senator — much of the information discussed in the WaPo report was discussed at a GOP Senatorial meeting last Tuesday. And, by the way, if they’ve known about this for a week, at what point were oversight hearings going to be held? UPDATE #2: CNN confirming that it may have been Republican Senator and perhaps Republican staffers as well. Cheney was on Hill last Tuesday — "everything in the story was said by Cheney" in the meeting. Blitzer calling it a "bombshell" story — that the GOP may be investigating themselves. Lott saying that it could be an ethics investigation, "we can’t keep our mouths shut" according to Lott. Reporting that Lott walked into a roomful of reporters and made the statements and left reporters "stunned." UPDATE #3: Crooks and Liars is on this as well. Plus, there is some great video of today’s press briefing — prepare for major laughing. Ahem.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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