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October 25, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

INDICTMENTS TOMORROW?....Last night the New York Times reported that it was CIA director George Tenet who originally told Dick Cheney that Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked at the CIA. Cheney then passed this along to Scooter Libby, who passed it on to Judith Miller.

Today, Crooks and Liars says that MSNBC correspondent David Shuster has reported that Tenet denies this. Tenet says he didn't tell Cheney or anyone in Cheney's office about Wilson, nor was he asked about this by investigators two years ago.

For what it's worth, this sounds right to me. It just doesn't sound like the kind of thing Tenet would have told Cheney.

In other Plamegate news, Steve Clemons passes along a rumor that Patrick Fitzgerald will hand down 1-5 indictments tomorrow and that the targets of indictment have already received their letters. This is sourced to an "uber-insider source," whatever that means.

The bad news, though, is that Steve's source confirms my worst fears: Fitzgerald will be handing down sealed indictments. If that's true, it means we won't be any wiser tomorrow than we are today. All we'll have is some names and some charges, but no evidence.

Stay tuned for more.

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