Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tomorrow, Tomorrow--There's Always Tomorrow
Speculation's High, and So Am I--It's a Free For All!

The NYTimes is reporting that, as has been suspected elsewhere, we won't get any official announcement until tomorrow:

Tensions rose today at the White House as a special prosecutor met with a grand jury but postponed at least until Thursday any public announcement of a decision on indictments over the leak of a C.I.A. operative’s identity.

It also adds the following tidbit, which should be very interesting for Rove and Libby's future:
Federal law can make it a crime to expose the identity of a covert agent knowingly, as Ms. Wilson was later shown to have been.

F.B.I. agents continued gathering information in the case as recently as Tuesday, when they interviewed neighbors of the Wilsons to see if they knew before the 2003 news reports that Valerie Plame worked for the C.I.A.

“They wanted to know how well we knew her, which is very well,” one neighbor, David Tillotson, told The Washington Post. “Did we know anything about her position before the story broke? Absolutely not.”

Some neighbors said that they had thought that she was an energy consultant, which would bolster the case that she had taken steps to preserve the secrecy of her C.I.A. link after returning from covert work abroad.


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