Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Plot Thickens

The Washington Post reports that a journalist (coughJudyMillercough)may have told government officials that Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson's wife, was a CIA operative.

Fitzgerald may learn more details from Cooper's notes. Sources close to the investigation say there is evidence in some instances that some reporters may have told government officials -- not the other way around -- that Wilson was married to Plame, a CIA employee.

Judy Miller published a series of reports about Iraqi WMD in the New York Times and "helped the New York Times keep up with the competition and the Bush administration bolster the case for war."

Fitzgerald told the Washington Post:

"Miller's views may change over time," he said, if her "irresponsible martyrdom" is later viewed by her industry colleagues as hurting, rather than helping, reporters' efforts to protect their sources, he wrote.