From the Able Danger Blog…
Even the discredited Mary O. McCarthy has donated against Representative Curt Weldon.
Bill Clinton hasn’t forgotten about the Able Danger Scandal and high ranking officials from his former administration are donating an unusual amount of money to see Rep. Weldon, who went public with the Able Danger scandal, defeated this fall:
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In June 2005, Weldon went public with news that Clinton administration lawyers prevented the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Able Danger group from blowing the whistle on two al-Qaida terrorists who would later pilot the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center.
Though the media downplayed Weldon’s bombshell, a number of high ranking Clinton officials apparently haven’t forgotten – and they’re pouring money into the campaign of Weldon’s opponent, Joe Sestak.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
* Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has given $500 to Sestak.
* Disgraced former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger has given Weldon’s opponent $1,000.
* Disgraced ex-Clinton CIA director John Deutch gave $500.
* Former Clinton Navy secretary John Dalton ponied up $500 to defeat Weldon.
* Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta – $300.
* Berger’s predecessor as national security adviser, Anthony Lake – $500.
* Even Hillary Clinton has gotten into the act, contributing $2,500 to defeat Curt Weldon.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that there is another controversial and discredited Democratic figure from the Clinton circle who has joined the campaign against Weldon:
U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon called yesterday for Democratic opponent Joe Sestak to return $350 in campaign contributions from Mary O. McCarthy, the CIA investigator fired last week for allegedly leaking classified information to the news media.
Sestak’s spokeswoman noted, in reply, that the CIA employee had not been charged with any crime and said she saw no reason for the money to be returned “at this time.”
McCarthy, who worked at the National Security Council when Sestak worked there in the 1990s, donated $100 to Sestak on March 1 and $250 on March 11, according to a campaign finance report the Seventh Congressional District candidate filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Weldon, through a campaign spokesman, said he had joined other Republicans in Congress asking for an investigation into what classified information McCarthy may have disclosed to reporters. Agency officials linked her late last week to reports in the Washington Post disclosing the existence of classified CIA prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
Hat Tip Larwyn
Update: The American Thinker has more on this story.
Again Hat Tip to Larwyn