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Friday, May 11, 2007


BETRAYAL FROM WITHIN: 2 Convicted of Leaking Memo on Bush-Blair Talk - New York Times 

2 Convicted of Leaking Memo on Bush-Blair Talk - New York Times

Political interests were motivation for leaked memo.

Shortly afterward, David Keogh, a government communications officer, and Leo O’Connor, a researcher in the office of a Labor Party legislator, were charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act. Mr. Keogh, 50, was accused of passing a copy of the contentious memorandum to Mr. O’Connor, 44, who worked in the offices of Anthony Clarke, a Labor Party lawmaker who opposed the war in Iraq.

Mr. Keogh testified that he hoped the leaked memorandum would attract broader interest. “The main person in my mind was John Kerry, who at the time was American candidate for the U.S. presidential election in 2004,” Mr. Keogh said. “It was to help my country.” When Mr. Clarke found a copy of the memorandum among his papers, he called the police and the prime minister’s office.


When will it stop?

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