Skip to comments.Plame drama thickens, or does it?
Posted on 11/20/2005 6:26:29 PM PST by DallasMike
Newsweek is reporting that the Valerie Plame affair thickened last week after Bob Woodward admitted that he "had been told about Plame and her role before Novak had, but that in order to protect his source and avoid a subpoena from the grand jury, he had told no one, not even his editor, Leonard Downie."
Woodward did not reveal his source, but insists that when the leaker's identity is made known, it will be seen as "much ado about very little." That's pretty much the same thing that Robert Novak says.
The article suggests that former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage might be the source of the leak because he was only one of only a handful of people who knew about the information plus his office gave kind of a dodgy non-committal response when asked whether he was the leaker.
Richard Armitage is considered to be a "moderate" because he often sided with Colin Powell and the State Department against the more hawkish Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice. Armitage resigned from the Bush Administration on November 16, 2004, shortly after the 2004 election. That devastates the theory that the outing of Plame was a devious trick by Bush administration "hard-liners."
What will the wacko left do when it's only chance for smearing the Bush administration is shown to be a little pile of nothing?
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I think in the end this will be a whole lotta nothing, too, but you know as well as I that the MSM will have none of it - they smell blood in the water, and will beat this dead horse into the ground for the remainder of Bush's second term.
I did find it interesting that Woodward describes his three sources as being "current OR former" administration officials. Everyone's denied up to this point except Armitage, apparently. Does anyone know if Armitage testifed before the Grand Jury? If he hasn't, he should know now that Plame wasn't covert - hopefully he won't pull a Scooter.
This whole thing has become a joke. Joke on Fitz after his MUSE CONFERENCE. Wonder if DOJ told Fitz to get this whole 2 yrs of investigation cleaned and cleared up? 2 yrs and Fitz STILL GOT IT WRONG.
Bullsh$t - I am so sick of this NON-STORY, please make it go away.
Fitz. wants a new G.J. to give everyone a chance re-jigger their lies-er-testimony to fit the treason plot.
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