Hey Rocky, How'd They Know?

Just heard this on the Rush Limbaugh Show, about how Senator (I've been to Syria and Back to Impeach Bush!) Rockefeller's "secret" hand written memo where he expressed 'reservations' about Domestic Suvellence was such a BIG secret.

As quoted in this story yesterday:

"West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, on Monday released a letter he wrote to Cheney in July 2003 that, given the program's secrecy, he was "unable to fully evaluate, much less endorse these activities."

As they say, "Busted!"

On Hardball the other night, Andrea Mitchell, who is sitting in for Matthews, is talking to Senator Feinstein. The question: "Have you discussed this letter with him now since it's come out?"

Via Andrea Mitchell questioning of Feistein on Hardball reference Rockefeller's memo:

FEINSTEIN: No. He won't discuss it with me, but I say, "Good for him."

MITCHELL: What does this do for relationships up there on the Hill, senator?

FEINSTEIN: No, I don't think that --

MITCHELL: You're colleagues. You're long-time friends.

FEINSTEIN: No, no, no, no! The point is he can't discuss it. You see, that's why it isn't proper oversight. This kind of thing, as I tried to point out in the earlier segment, should have come to us in writing, and we should have been able to review what the plan is.

The point is that this "memo" as a "secret" and not even his "buddies" knew about. Yet the NY Times knew about it!

"According to those officials and others, reservations about aspects of the program have also been expressed by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, the West Virginia Democrat who is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a judge presiding over a secret court that oversees intelligence matters. Some of the questions about the agency's new powers led the administration to temporarily suspend the operation last year and impose more restrictions, the officials said."

Who leaked that info? Was it all just a part of the plan?

Was the memo itself even real? Calling Dan Rather?....Paging Mr. Rather....