Thursday, October 20, 2005

Uh oh ... seems like Scottie may have "known" some of this stuff after all.

After allowing Scott McClellan to dance away as you can read here, is it possible that the White House Press Corps won't be able to do something with this?

White House adviser Karl Rove told the grand jury in the CIA leak case that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, may have told him that CIA operative Valerie Plame worked for the intelligence agency before her identity was revealed, a source familiar with Rove's account said yesterday...

The account is the first time a person familiar with Rove's testimony has provided clues about where the deputy chief of staff learned about Plame, and confirmed that Rove and Libby were involved in a conversation about her before her identity became public. The disclosure seemed to further undermine the White House's contention early in the case that neither man was in any way involved in unmasking Plame.

A serious question here for you journalistic types (and I may ask this in more detail later): At what point is "No comment" no longer an acceptable response, if someone is already on the public record? Seriously.

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