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White House playing games:UPDATED Like I have predicted in this update, the White House is at it again with its shenanigans. It is reported in the Wolfowitzmust resign.blog that the White House, through U.S. ED Eli Whitney Debevoise, "this morning launched an extraordinary last minute effort to save Paul Wolfowitz by attempting to prevent the distribution of the long-awaited report of the Ad Hoc Committee."

Junior President wanted to discuss the affair with the G7 countries- Finance Ministers before the 24-member Board could peruse the final report which contained the notes and damaging report from the VP of HR. As reported in the blog: "The report was finally transmitted to Board members at 1pm today. The board is understood to be meeting later Monday evening. A number of Board chairs are said to be pressing for full disclosure of the report later tonight.

Meanwhile, Wolfowitz's lawyer, Robert Bennett, will be providing journalists with copies of Wolfowitz's response this afternoon. Wolfowitz is due to address the board Tuesday afternoon. The release of his testimony ahead of time ensures that his arguments will dominate Tuesday's news cycle as the Ad Hoc Committee's report, with Coll's testimony and notes, is not available."

UPDATE:May 14 @ 19:45
The US is still trying to arrange a call with the G7 countries for Tuesday according to Agence France Press to persuade them to let Wolfie keep his job. Citing The Financial Times ( Note: can't get the FT article yet, except for this one), "US officials want to reach over the heads of (World Bank) hostile board members and development ministers, to finance ministers, foreign ministers and even heads of government, in the hope they can be persuaded to over-rule their colleagues and agree to let Mr Wolfowitz stay," AFP got the confirmation of the set-up of the conference call also from an US official but couldn't get the verification that Wolfie is the main topic of the agenda of said conference call.

Darth Veder is at it again- needs the "smart" Neo-Con to use his position to bring down non- collaborators !!!

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