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I just debated Lanny Davis on Sean Hannity’s show. He denies being the source of the Berger story and said he is disappointed I didn’t call him and ask him first — as if he wouldn’t have laughed me on the phone. What I said on the Corner, in relevant part, was: “Lanny Davis’s tactics of leaking bad information in order to control the media spin is clearly in play, if not by him, by others. But he is now a prominent voice pointing a finger at purported Bush motives. The Berger story first appeared in the Associated Press, and was written by John Solomon, whom Davis reveals in his book as his favorite reporter. In addition to Davis, the usual Clinton propagandists are involved as well — Lanny Breuer and Joe Lockhart.”

I thought this was understood as speculation, but no matter. Lanny was all over TV and radio accusing Republicans of nefarious motives without evidence and the Democrats’ chorus about the leak’s “suspicious timing” — with John Kerry’s campaign pointing the finger directly at the White House — must have been spontaneous. So, I have to conclude that George Bush leaked it.

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