The current talking point regarding the Bush/Libby leak is that Libby passed on only information that had been officially declassified. Apparently, not so.
According to the White House, when the President authorized Scooter Libby to leak the classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to reporters – sometime before July 8, 2003 — it was declassified. But on July 18, 2003, Scott McClellan was asked when the NIE was declassified. McClellan said, “It was officially declassified today.”
Man, it has to be tough keeping all those lies straight.