Stephen J. Hadley
Stephen J. Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "right-hand man" in the Bush administration's National Security Council, was "the fall guy when allegations arose regarding the national security adviser's mishandling of information about Iraq's purported effort to buy uranium from Niger," according to RightWeb. 
"Italy's intelligence chief met with Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley just a month before the Niger forgeries first surfaced," Laura Rozen reported October 25, 2005, in The American Prospect.
Former director of the United States Institute of Peace.
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was "the senior administration official" who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA officer, attorneys close to the investigation and intelligence officials" told Raw Story reporters Larisa Alexandrovna and Jason Leopold November 16, 2005.
Bush's "Top Lieutenant"
Identified by the Washington Post as Rice's "top lieutenant", Hadley, "along with CIA Director George J. Tenet -- took responsibility for allowing into Bush's State of the Union 2003 address a dubious and ultimately inaccurate claim about Saddam Hussein's efforts to obtain nuclear materials." 
The February 13, 2001, George W. Bush's first National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) expanded the National Security Council "and added 11 new coordinating committees." The Directive, in effect, allowed Hadley to attend NSC meetings and made him Executive Secretary of the NSC. 
Hadley was born in 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. "From 1972 to 1974, Hadley served as a comptroller for an analysis group for the assistant secretary of defense. He then worked in the National Security Council's Office of Program Analysis for three years before leaving government service in 1977 and becoming an associate, and then partner, at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner, ... [where he worked] until 2001, taking leaves in 1986 to serve as counsel to the President's Special Review Board--also known as the Tower Commission--and again in 1989 when he served for four years as assistant secretary for international security policy in the Department of Defense." 
- Deputy National Security Advisor, National Security Council (current)
- Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Department of Defense (1989-1993)
- Counselor, President's Special Review Board (Tower Commission) (1986)
- National Security Council's Office of Program Analysis (1975-1977)
- Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Department of Defense (1972-1974)
- Partner, Shea & Gardner (1977-2001)
- Principal, Scowcroft Group
- Director, ANSER Analytic Services
- B.A., Cornell University (with highest honors) (1969)
- J.D., Yale University Law School (1972)
White House Office of Stephen J. Hadley, phone: (202) 456-9491
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- Stephen Hadley, NeoCon Europe.
- Stephen J. Hadley: Links to articles, why-war.com.
- Stephen J. Hadley, Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, Council on Foreign Relations, February 12, 2003.
Related to Treasongate: Beyond Karl Rove
- "23 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak," Think Progress, undated.
- "Rove E-mail, Alerting Hadley to Chat with Cooper, Surfaces," Associated Press (Editor & Publisher), July 15, 2005. re Karl Rove and Karl Rove: Outing Valerie Plame
- John Solomon, "Rove told Hadley about Cooper talk," Associated Press (Washington Times), July 17, 2005.
- Timothy Noah, "Karl Rove Death Watch, Part 4. What did Hadley tell Rove?" Slate, July 18, 2005.
- emptywheel, "Rove's First Story, and Second Story, and Third Story to the Prosecutor" and "From Rove to Hadley to the Rest of the Conspiracy," The Next Hurrah, October 7, 2005.
- Jason Leopold and Larisa Alexandrovna, "Cheney aide passed Plame's name to Libby, Hadley, those close to leak investigation say," The Raw Story, October 24, 2005. (Yahoo! link needs to changed.)
- Steve Soto, "Hadley Was Woodward's Source - Bad News For Bush," The Left Coaster, November 16, 2005.
- Larisa Alexandrovna and Jason Leopold, "National Security Adviser was Woodward's source, attorneys say," The Raw Story, November 16, 2005.
- Joe in DC, "Stephen Hadley 'coy' about being Woodward's source," AMERICAblog, November 18, 2005.
- BREAKING: "Hadley Being Coy About Whether He’s Woodward’s Source," Think Progress, November 18, 2005. See:
- White House News Release: Press Briefing with National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on APEC Summit Meetings, Commodore Hotel, Busan, Republic of Korea, November 18, 2005.
- "Hadley Coy on Whether He's Woodward Source," Associated Press (Salon), November 18, 2005. Also posted on Yahoo! News website.
- Adam Entous, "US official Hadley hints he wasn't Woodward's source," Reuters (Yahoo! News), November 18, 2005.
- Elizabeth de la Vega, "Libby's 'Some Other Dude Did It' Defense," Tom Dispatch, November 18, 2005.
- Hadley Came Clean After CIA Memos Surfaced, TheLeftCoaster, July 22, 2003: "Now we know why Stephen Hadley suddenly came clean today: the CIA reminded the White House that they had not one but two memos that proved the Administration was in fact alerted to Agency concerns about the reliability of the African uranium claims months before the SOTU, memos which undermined most of the White House shifting blame jobs of the last two weeks. And memos that showed that Condi Rice has in fact been lying that no one at a senior level in the Administration has known about these concerns until recently."
- Dana Milbank and Walter Pincus, Bush Aides Disclose Warnings From CIA. Oct. Memos Raised Doubts on Iraq Bid, Washington Post, July 23, 2003.
- Who's Who in the White House, updated February 16, 2004.
- "Transcript: Stephen Hadley on 'FOX News Sunday'," Fox News, March 14, 2004.
- Dan Froomkin, "A Compelling Story," Washington Post, March 6, 2006.
- Andrew McCarthy, "More Hadley Memo," National Review Online, November 29, 2006.
- Ray McGovern, "Gates, Hadley: More of the Same," Consortiumnews, November 30, 2006; BuzzFlash, November 30, 2006.
- Chris Weigant, "The Stunning Cluelessness Of The Hadley Memo," The Huffington Post, December 1, 2006.
- Laura Rozen, Opinion: "Lessons From The Leaked Hadley Memo. Prospect: Now, More Talk Of Futility Of Status Quo In Iraq," The American Prospect (CBS News), December 2, 2006.
- Mark Drajem, "Rumsfeld's Iraq Memo Part of Review, Hadley Says (Update1)," Bloomberg, December 3, 2006. re stay the course
- "Hadley: Bush Open To Rumsfeld's Options. National Security Advisor Said President Will Consider Iraq Changes," Associated Press/CBS News, December 3, 2006.
- Steve Young, "Is White House Whistleblower Ready to Bring Down the President?" The Huffington Post, December 3, 2006.
- Todd Gitlin, "The Morning Story of Stephen Hadley," TPM Cafe, December 3, 2006.
- "Hadley: Bush knows changes needed in Iraq," CNN, December 4, 2006.
- Eric Pfeiffer, "Hadley calls leaked memo 'constructive'," Washington Times, December 4, 2006.
- Ben Feller, "Bush aide says Iraq study won't prompt a pullout," Boston Globe, December 4, 2006. re Iraq Study Group
- "CBS, AP, LA Times failed to challenge Hadley's dismissal of Rumsfeld memo," Media Matters for America, December 4, 2006.
- "The Architects of War: Where Are They Now?" Think Progress, July 2007.
- Human Freedom Advisory Council, George W. Bush Institute, accessed November 14, 2015.