Downing Street Memo:

This is a partial chronology I constructed to make some sense of how the memo was being covered or ignored in the US press after it was first released. Of course there are now more than 6 memos and people's outrage has forced more discussion and publication in the mainstream media. Only the US government (people's ?) representatives have stonewalled.

• As originally reported in the The Times of London, May 1, 2005


From: Matthew Rycroft
Date: 23 July 2002
S 195 /02

Actions being taken include:

Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Has a growing petition on line supporting hearings!

UPDATES on the inquiry into the memos and their importance.

Partial Chronology of reporting of the Downing Street Memo:

First Reported:

The Sunday Times - Britain, May 01, 2005
The secret Downing Street memo

New York Times
FOREIGN DESK | May 2, 2005, Monday
For Blair, Iraq Issue Just Won't Go Away
By ALAN COWELL (NYT) 1007 words
ABSTRACT - British newspaper article suggests that Prime M! in Tony Blair committed himself to American plan for 'regime change' in Iraq months before he told Parliament or people that British participation in American-led invasion was all but inevitable; question of his integrity and credibility in way he handled period leading up to Iraq war has become major issue as Britons prepare to vote on May 5; photo (M)
Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 9 , Column 1 [Full text now archived and must be purchased. If anyone has it, please send me a email copy. ]

Indignation Grows in US over British Prewar Documents
By John Daniszewski
The Los Angeles Times [This is on Tru! thOut, LA Times page no longer available.]
Thursday 12 May 2005

British Intelligence Warned of Iraq War
Blair Was Told of White House's Determination to Use Military Against Hussein
By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 13, 2005; Page A18

Post ombudsman Michael Getler column
News Over There, but Not Here
By Michael Getler
Sunday, May 15, 2005; Page B06

Op-Ed Columnist
Staying What Course?
Published: May 16, 2005

British memo reopens war claim
Leaked briefing says U.S. intelligence facts `fixed' around policy
By Stephen J. Hedges and Mark Silva
Washington Bureau
Published May 17, 2005

Washington Post
Prewar Findings Worried Analysts
By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 22, 2005; Page A26

The Downing Street Memo Story Won't Die
By Jefferson Morley Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 7, 2005; 9:18 AM

World Opinion Roundup: Blair and The Downing Street Memo (Transcript)
Jefferson Morley Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 7, 2005; 1:00 PM\

The Memo Comes In From the Cold
By Dan Froomkin
Special to
Wednesday, June 8, 2005; 2:09 PM

From Memos, Insights Into Ally's Doubts On Iraq War
British Advisers Foresaw Variety of Risks, Problems
By Glenn Frankel
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, June 28, 2005; A01

Finally the Washington Post covered the Memos on a front page June 28, 2005 - On this site

[Many discussions in the Washington Post and other publications.]