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March 8, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

THE LATEST ON PLAME....Over at The American Prospect, Murray Waas reports some new information about the Valerie Plame investigation. Sort of new, anyway:

President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, told the FBI in an interview last October that he circulated and discussed damaging information regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame with others in the White House, outside political consultants, and journalists, according to a government official and an attorney familiar with the ongoing special counsel's investigation of the matter.

But Rove also adamantly insisted to the FBI that he was not the administration official who leaked the information that Plame was a covert CIA operative to conservative columnist Robert Novak last July. Rather, Rove insisted, he had only circulated information about Plame after it had appeared in Novak's column.

As Waas notes later in the article, we kinda sorta knew this already. But it's nice to have the details.

Still, someone leaked this information before Novak's column appeared. Who do you think it was?

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