Hiding in Plain Sight: Jeff Gannon's Connection to the Inner Sanctum of the Oval Office
Over the weekend, we in the blogosphere learned the sordid details of a man called Jeff. A reporter with fake credentials, fake name and a past and present life that are less than acceptable for someone who is allowed to stand within 10 feet of the President of the United States. I will not repeat all the details in this article because they are readily available. What I do want to write about in this article is how deep within the inner circle of the Oval office does this go.
I've been researching James Guckert DBA Jeff Gannon for a few days. Some facts are emerging slowly that connect Gannon to the inner sanctum of the Oval Office. The question remains why? That I feel certain will reveal itself, in the Rovian style of bait and switch, within the next few days.
So here are the facts. James Guckert was hired by the Talon News Agency in early 2004 to be their White House Correspondant. Talon News, a totally Internet based news agency, was solely owned by GOPUSA, a so-called "volunteer" group supporting the ideology of the Bush Administration and the RNC.
Further researching the board of directors of GOPUSA, records within the public domain for any public or private corporation reveals the name of one Richard Powell, as a member of it's board.
See Richard Powells Bio from GOPUSA.com: (These links have since been removed from all GOPUSA sites, this is the cached Google page)
Richard Powell, is none other than the husband of Dina Powell, Assistant to the President as the White House Chief of Personnel.
Links about Dina Powell:
Washington Post Info
According to the official org charts of the White House, http://www.americanpresident.org, Dina Powell, only 31 years old, works directly for only three people. President Bush, Andrew Card (all paths and positions lead to Andrew Card) and none other than Karl Rove, the newly appointed White House Assistant Chief of Staff, and well known Senior Advisor to President Bush.
So, recapping, we have a fake reporter, for a fake news agency that was allowed daily access to the Whitehouse. We have a board member of the fake news agency tied to Austin, Tx whose wife is a high level staff member in the Oval Office, a staff position that carries with it the absolute final word on who gains access to the White House.
Let me make a few points clear, we at Liberal Patriots do NOT care about Jeff Gannon's homosexuality. We do care however, that someone, still conspiring to commit the felony act of prostitution in Washington, DC, using a fake name and fake credentials was allowed into the White House Press corp, within steps of the President of the United States. This is a breach of Homeland Security Policy that stinks to the highest levels of the White House.
This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.