Adam Levine (press aide)

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Adam Levine (born January 15, 1969) is a former political adviser who was a White House deputy press secretary in President George W. Bush's administration from January 2002 to December 2003.[1] In the CIA leak investigation, Levine testified before the federal grand jury in February 2004,[2] and October 2005.[3]


Early in his career, Levine was a top aide to former U. S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democrat from New York. In 2001, Levine joined the communications team of United States President George W. Bush.[4] Levine's main responsibility was to act as the "liaison between the White House and television networks." [1]


A former senior producer for NBC News, at one time Levine was senior producer in charge of Hardball with Chris Matthews.[5]

CIA leak investigation[edit]

Levine was one of the first people to testify for the grand jury investigating the Plame scandal. Levine's testimony addressed his knowledge of White House procedures, in particular phone calls with reporters and a conversation he had with Karl Rove on July 11, 2003.[3] He testified again in October 2005, making him one of the last witnesses to speak to prosecutors before Patrick Fitzgerald decided not to indict Rove.[3] Levine's testimony to prosecution investigators indicated that the Plame affair was not a priority for Rove at the time and therefore easily forgotten by Rove.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Johnston, David (February 10, 2004). "Top Bush Aide Is Questioned in C.I.A. Leak". The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  2. ^ Bash, Dana (February 10, 2004). "Ex-White House press aide questioned in CIA leak". CNN. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  3. ^ a b c Leonnig, Carol D.; Jim VandeHei (October 27, 2005). "Grand Jury Hears Summary of Case On CIA Leak Probe". Washington Post. pp. A01. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  4. ^ Rutenberg, Jim (June 14, 2008). "National Politicians Sought Out the Crucial 'Russert Test'". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  5. ^ Kurtz, Howard (April 21, 2002). "Bush White House uses leverage on who'll show for Sunday talk shows". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  6. ^ Wallsten, Peter; Tom Hamburger (October 29, 2005). "Rove Is Spared -- for Now". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 

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