Vanna, let’s go to the toteboard:
No scandal. No undercover assignment. No outing. No conspiracy in the Bush White House. Scooter Libby under indictment for failing to remember meetings he had with reporters who a) didn’t report the Plame “outing,” b)reported in passing that Plame had a hand in sending her husband to Niger through her CIA ties, c) THE MSM STILL HAS YET TO REPORT HOW/WHY HER HUSBAND, JOE WILSON, SCREWED UP IN FAILING TO REPORT/SEE THE YELLOWCAKE CONNECTIONS THERE WERE (I’ve already posted info about the 1999 meeting).
Isn’t it interesting how the NYT glosses over the “scandal” in this piece? Why? Because there IS none. There’s a scandal for ya! It just won’t be reported in the pages of their papers or the 22 minutes of airtime on their “news” casts.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 — Richard L. Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, has acknowledged that he was the person whose conversation with a columnist in 2003 prompted a long, politically laden criminal investigation in what became known as the C.I.A. leak case, a lawyer involved in the case said on Tuesday.
The identification of Mr. Armitage as the original leaker to Mr. Novak ends what has been a tantalizing mystery. In recent months, however, Mr. Armitage’s role had become clear to many, and it was recently reported by Newsweek magazine and The Washington Post.
In the accounts by the lawyer and associates, Mr. Armitage disclosed casually to Mr. Novak that Ms. Wilson worked for the C.I.A. at the end of an interview in his State Department office. Mr. Armitage knew that, the accounts continue, because he had seen a written memorandum by Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman.