Remember when all of official Washington went berserk because Scooter Libby didn’t actually “out” Valerie Plame but Tim Russert said he did?
And she was a desk jockey.
Last month some idiot at the White House gave away the name of our CIA Station Chief in Kabul. It took a reporter from the Washington Post to point out their incompetence.
And after that? Crickets. Because the media couldn’t pin the disclosure on George Bush, or any Republican, so they didn’t care.
Now we learn that no one will get fired. And no one will be held accountable. Nor will we ever learn the name of the aforementioned idiot.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced the results of an investigation into the incident conducted by White House Counsel Neil Eggleston ahead of a fundraiser attended by the president in Massachusetts Wednesday evening. Earnest said Eggleston briefed White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the results of the investigation Tuesday. The president was also informed of the investigation’s findings Tuesday. Eggleston made three recommendations to prevent similar security breaches from occurring in the future.
Earnest described the leak of the CIA station chief’s name as “inadvertent.” He said no officials were disciplined or fired.
Accountability? Nah, they don’t need that.
Somewhere, Richard Armitage is smiling.