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Friday, July 15, 2005

Just when I thought...

I had a handle on the story.

Chief presidential adviser Karl Rove testified to a grand jury that he talked with two journalists before they divulged the identity of an undercover CIA' officer but that he originally learned about the operative from the news media and not government sources, according to a person briefed on the testimony.

If this is true, then it makes my earlier questions, about why Novak's sources aren't being doggedly pursued and who Judith Miller is protecting all the more important and relavent.

Then, Joe Wilson said this last night:

My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity

So what exactly is Fitzgerald investigating and why is one reporter in jail? Its possible that I'm not understanding the law aspects of the case. I'm wondering if it has to do with her 'cover' company's name and maybe the whole she-bang has to do with not exposing Plame, but possibly her co-workers? If Fitzgerald has spent this much time, effort and political capital investigating this, one would assume there must be a target or crime as Fitzgerald has been working on it for two years...I'm only more intrigued now, not less!


Blogger Jami said...

the media's done a pee-poor job today of making things clear.

the new revelations amount to the fact that rove was novak's second source. someone else told novak first, then novak called rove.

from there, rove has presented two realities to choose from, in standard republican fashion.

is it:
1. he said something like, "oh you know about that" and confirmed it?

or is it: 2. he didn't know a thing until novak told him (in which case novak was lying to call him his second source)?

either way, it was illegal for rove to reveal the identity of a cia agent.

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