Friday, July 08, 2005

Leak? What Leak? Surely you must be joking.

"A White House spokesman (Scott McLellan, pictured with Karl Rove) long ago asserted that Rove was "not involved" in disclosing Plame's identity. Rove, who has testified before a grand jury investigating the case, likewise has maintained that he did not break the law, saying in a television interview, "I didn't know her name, and I didn't leak her name."

"But Fitzgerald still appears to want more answers about Rove's role. The prosecutor is apparently focused onRove's conversations with Cooper.

Questions remain on the Leaker and the LAW

Rove's Talks With Time Writer May Be a Focus

By Dan Balz, Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 8, 2005; A02

The jailing of New York Times reporter Judith Miller on Wednesday put the issue of press freedom and the confidentiality of sources on front pages across the country, but the heart of the case remains what it has been from the outset: whether senior Bush officials broke the law in the disclosure of a CIA covert operative's identity.


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