Office of the Vice President
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) is currently that of the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.
Current and Former OVP Personnel
Robert Dreyfuss wrote in his American Prospect article "Vice Squad," May 4, 2006, that the following either are or have been members of the OVP:
- David S. Addington, chief of staff (replaced Libby)
- Jonathan Burks, lobbyist/domestic policy "guru"
- Cesar Conda, lobbyist/domestic policy guru
- Nancy P. Dorn, lobbyist/domestic policy guru
- Eric Edelman, a former national security adviser
- Aaron Friedberg, former director of policy planning; conservative apparatchik/technocrat, possibly "neoconservative-connected"
- John Hannah, Middle East specialist and "top adviser on national security" (replaced Libby)
- Karen Knutson, conservative apparatchik/technocrat, possibly "neoconservative-connected"
- Carol Kuntz, conservative apparatchik/technocrat, possibly "neoconservative-connected"
- I. Lewis Scooter Libby, former "top adviser on national security"
- William J. Luti, Middle East specialist
- C. Dean McGrath, former deputy chief of staff under Libby 2001-2005; conservative apparatchik/technocrat, possibly "neoconservative-connected"
- Victoria Nuland, national security adviser
- Samantha Ravich, "anti-China, geopolitical Asia hand"
- Nina Shokraiil Rees, lobbyist/domestic policy guru
- Candida Wolf, lobbyist/domestic policy guru
- David Wurmser, Middle East specialist
- Stephen Yates, "anti-China, geopolitical Asia hand"
"Cheney's Angels": "communications directors, flacks, and spokespeople"
- Catherine Martin
- Mary Matalin
- Jennifer Mayfield
- Lee Anne McBride
- Jennifer Millerwise
- Juleanna Glover Weiss
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/vicepresident/ovp.html (Vice President's Ceremonial Office)
Related SourceWatch Resources
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- Office of Special Plans
- Republican 'culture of corruption'
- The case for impeachment of President George W. Bush
- The Cheney-Rumsfeld Cabal Deception
- Treasongate: Beyond Karl Rove
Articles & Commentary
- Dana Milbank, "In Cheney's Shadow, Counsel Pushes the Conservative Cause," Washington Post, October 11, 2004.
- Dana Milbank, "At Cheney's side, controversy. Counsel's push for presidential power prompts debate," Washington Post (Boston Globe), October 17, 2004.
- Tim Golden, "After Terror, a Secret Rewriting of Military Law," New York Times (The Ledger), October 24, 2004.
- Michael Isikoff, "2001 Memo Reveals Push for Broader Presidential Powers. A Justice Department lawyer may have been laying the groundwork for the Iraq invasion long before it was discussed publicly by the White House," Newsweek, December 18, 2004.
- Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Michael Hirsh, "Torture's Path. The paper trail is long, and it isn't pretty. But it's sure to produce some tough Senate questions for Alberto Gonzales," Newsweek, December 27, 2004/January 3, 2005 issue.
- Dan Eggen and R. Jeffrey Smith, "Gonzales Helped Set the Course for Detainees," Washington Post, January 6, 2005.
- David Luban, "Selling Indulgences. The unmistakable parallel between Lynne Stewart and the president's torture lawyers," Slate, February 14, 2005.
- Jim VandeHei and Walter Pincus, "Cheney's Office Is A Focus in Leak Case. Sources Cite Role Of Feud With CIA," Washington Post, October 18, 2005.
- Murray Waas, "Cheney, Libby Blocked Papers To Senate Intelligence Panel," National Journal, October 27, 2005.
- Jan Frel, "Unitary Executive Theory," AlterNet Blogs, October 28, 2005.
- Faiz Shakir, "Addington Involved In Leak Scandal," Think Progress, October 28, 2005.
- Murray Waas, "Addington's Role In Cheney's Office Draws Fresh Attention," National Journal, October 30, 2005.
- Tim Naftali, "Superiority Complex. Why is the vice president deciding how the U.S. treats foreign detainees?" Slate, November 2, 2005.
- Dan Froomkin, "Another Thunderbolt from Wilkerson," Washington Post, November 4, 2005.
- Daniel Benjamin, "President Cheney. His office really does run national security," Slate, November 7, 2005.
- David Ignatius, "An Arrogance of Power," Washington Post, February 15, 2006.
- Dan Froomkin, "A Compelling Story," White House Watch Blog/Washington Post, March 31, 2006.
- Murray Waas, "Cheney Authorized Leak Of CIA Report, Libby Says," National Journal, April 14, 2006.
- Mark Silva, "Cheney exempts his own office from reporting on classified material," Knight Ridder Newswire (Chicago Tribune in The Mercury News), April 29, 2006.
- Robert Dreyfuss, "Vice Squad," The American Prospect, May 4, 2006: "They terrorize other government officials, and they’re so secretive that their names aren’t even revealed to a harmless federal employee directory. And they’ve helped ruin the country. Meet Dick Cheney’s staff."
- Chitra Ragavan, "Cheney's Guy. He's barely known outside Washington's corridors of power, but David Addington is the most powerful man you've never heard of. Here's why," U.S. News & World Report, May 29, 2006 (issue).
- "Edelman: DoD IG Report on PreWar Intel 'Egregious'. Memo Demonstrates Pentagon Damage Control Efforts," IraqSlogger.com, February 15, 2007.
- Dan Froomkin, "Another Stab at the Truth," Washington Post, July 14, 2006.
- Dan Froomkin, "Cheney, By Proxy," Washington Post, June 4, 2007.
- Marcy Wheeler, "Oh, It Was Eric Edelman Lecturing Hillary??" The Next Hurrah Blog, July 19, 2007.
- Fred Kaplan, "The Pentagon Insults Hillary Clinton. Big mistake," Slate, July 20, 2007.
- Marcy Wheeler, "Edelman Says: 'Congressional Oversight Emboldens Our Enemies'," The Next Hurrah Blog, July 20, 2007.
- Juan Cole, "The Last Neocon Attacks Hillary," Informed Comment, July 21, 2007.
- Amanda Terkel, "Pres. Clinton: Edelman Is An ‘Ideological Holdover’ From Cheney’s Inner Circle," Think Progress, July 22, 2007.
- Murray Waas, "The Case of the Gonzales Notes," The Atlantic, Sept. 26 2008.
- Murray Waas, "What Did Bush Tell Gonzales?" The Atlantic, Sept. 26, 2008.
- Glenn Greenwald, "Interview with Murray Waas," Salon Radio, Sept. 26, 2008.
- Amy Worthington, "Memo to Obama: Closing Guantanamo Can't Wait," Alternet, Dec. 19, 2008.