CNN is now reporting that not only was Dusty Foggo's home raided this morning but apparently his CIA office too. (AP
has the confirm
on the office search.)
I guess that gives a whole new meaning to FBI-CIA turf war.
And does John Roberts need a primer on this case. (ed.note
: See the late update below. This passage was based on a mishearing of what Roberts said
.) It's true that there's no proof that Porter Goss is tied to the Cunningham scandal. But no connection between Foggo
and the Cunningham case? John?
Here's Roberts quote ...
It would appear that if there is no direct connection between Goss, Foggo, and the Duke Cunningham case, or even between Foggo and the Duke Cunningham case because nobody's sure yet, it would seem that the thing Goss could be vulnerable on is whether or not people that he picked for high places in the agency were somehow bringing disrespect or disrepute to the CIA.
I'm not trying to give Roberts a hard time. And things get said quickly when you're reporting a breaking news story. But, to the extent that we can ever know these things, I really don't think there's any
question that the Foggo and Duke Cunningham cases are connected.Late Update
: Let me add one point here. When I did the original call out of John Roberts (above), I was going on what we initially heard over the air on CNN. Given the way it was said, we didn't at first catch the "if" in the first clause. That made it sound like Roberts was giving Foggo a clean bill of health with respect to the connection to Cunningham. With the "if", what he said reads very differently. What I said still stands about there really not being any question of Foggo's connection to the Cunningham case. But if we'd heard the quote correctly the first time, I would have written this post differently. And I wouldn't have zinged Roberts as I did.