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CIA leak case gets more interesting

WaPo reporter Bob Woodward gave a deposition Monday before special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald as to who leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity to him.

From CNN:

Legal experts have speculated that Woodward's source in the Plame affair came from within the White House, State Department or CIA, but White House officials have ruled out President Bush; his Chief of Staff Andrew Card; Bush's counselor, Dan Bartlett; and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

Woodward, too, has said it wasn't Card. It wasn't Libby, either, he said.

Scooter Libby's lawyers are trying to use this to help their case by saying he may not have been the initial source in the White House to reveal Plame's identity. However, when Fitzgerald gave his press conference, he said Libby was the first official known to have told a reporter. It seems to me this only bolsters the obstruction of justice charge against Libby since there's obviously more information that wasn't revealed during the initial phase of the investigation.


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