Monday, October 10, 2005

Dredging Up the Past, Part 2

Atrios brings us back to the September 2003 WaPo article to remind us that this whole PlameGate affair was initiated for retribution against former Ambassador Joseph Wilson:

Sources familiar with the conversations said the leakers were seeking to undercut Wilson's credibility. They alleged that Wilson, who was not a CIA employee, was selected for the Niger mission partly because his wife had recommended him. Wilson said in an interview yesterday that a reporter had told him that the leaker said, "The real issue is Wilson and his wife."

A source said reporters quoted a leaker as describing Wilson's wife as "fair game."

The official would not name the leakers for the record and would not name the journalists. The official said there was no indication that Bush knew about the calls.

Looks like Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation will be continuing into this week (with Karl Rove coming in to chat with the grand jury for a fourth time and NYTimes reporter Judith Miller coming in for an "interview" with Fitzgerald after discovering some more notes late last week), so I'm not looking for any indictments until next week at the earliest.


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