Thursday, November 17, 2005

Woodward Moves Front & Center on Plame-Gate

Is it not richly ironic that the reporter who put "confidential government sources" and "confidential leaks" on the map with the Watergate story is now deep in the middle of Plame-gate and is one of the leading critics of the Fitzgerald investigation:


Per Reuters:

Woodward testified under oath on Monday to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that a senior Bush administration official casually told him in mid-June 2003 about Plame's position at the CIA.

The surprise testimony appeared to contradict Fitzgerald's assertion that Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, was the first government official to divulge information to reporters about Plame. The disclosure could prolong the leak investigation as Fitzgerald pursues new leads in the case, lawyers said......................

Before publicly disclosing his involvement in the leak case on Wednesday, Woodward was a frequent critic of Fitzgerald's investigation in television and radio appearances. Woodward has described the case as laughable and Fitzgerald's behavior as "disgraceful" and has referred to him as "a junkyard dog."

One day before Libby was charged, Woodward said he saw no evidence of criminal intent.

This was a strange story months ago that seemed to be a bunch of noise about nothing and I still say it is. I agree with Woodward that the Plame identify was one of the worst kept secretes of all time and hardly merited a grand jury and the kind of stage drama it has received. However, the entry of Bob Woodward to front and center makes it even stranger and now it's starting to get interesting. Can you not hear that collective gasp from the MSM holding their breath and turning a dark shade of blue? One wonders if the MSM will turn on one of their most celebrated members and gut him like a fish as they did to Miller.................................

The filet knifes are out and being sharpened as we speak:

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