By now you have read about the far-right militia-type who infiltrated the White House, using the alias “Gannon,” and got hold of classified CIA documents – with help from someone in the White House.
I received an e-mail from the office of Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Rules that includes this quote:
“This matter is growing more serious by the day. We now know that ‘Jeff Gannon’ had access to classified CIA documents that contained the identity of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. This is more than an issue of media manipulation by the White House… this is now an issue of national security,” said Rep. Slaughter. “What is the White House hiding? This man, Mr. Gannon, should never have been admitted into the White House briefing room in the first place. Someone let him in day after day. Someone gave him access to classified CIA documents. Someone must answer for this. It is critical that we uncover the exact nature of the relationship between Gannon and this White House,” added Slaughter.”
In addition, Reps. Slaughter and Conyers wrote W. Ralph Basham, Director of the Secret Service, calling on his office to provide details on the security clearance of day pass holders in the White House briefing room as well as any and all information they can provide on Mr. Gannon.
This is REALLY serious stuff. The questions to ask are: who let this guy in and gave him classified CIA documents, what other kinds of documents was he given (tax records and addresses of prominent liberals and Bush opponents?), what other militia-types are getting into the White House and other parts of our government, and what kinds of classified information are they getting access to? (Maybe floor plans of government buildings – like the one in Oklahoma City?)