Friday, October 28, 2005

LIBBY INDICTED, BUT WHO LEAKED TO NOVAK?

Well, after weeks and months of speculation, the indictments finally came down today from Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald. I've seen all types of speculation on this topic over the past few weeks, ranging from speculation that no one would be indicted to everyone from BUSH and CHENEY on down being indicted.

I won't comment much on the indictments handed down today as many others will do that. What did strike me as particularly strange is the cryptic notation on page 8 of the indictment (section 21) which states:
21. On or about July 10 or July 11, 2003, LIBBY spoke to a senior official in the White House (“Official A”) who advised LIBBY of a conversation Official A had earlier that week with columnist Robert Novak in which Wilson’s wife was discussed as a CIA employee involved in Wilson’s trip. LIBBY was advised by Official A that Novak would be writing a story about Wilson’s wife.
So, I guess what's being said here is that LIBBY did not leak to Novak, but it sounds like "Official A" did! So, now that we know the investigation on this will continue and expand in its scope, the question becomes, WHO IS "OFFICIAL A"?




More on this story....
OTB: Libby Indicted, Rove Still Under Investigation
WIZBANG: Libby Indicted In Plame Investigation, Rove Avoids Charges
Malkin: Indictment Watch


UPDATE! 10/28/05, 4:54pm PST: Various sources are reporting that Fitzgerald actually handed down an additional 3 SEALED INDICTMENTS today! These were sealed per National Security guidelines.... Cheney and Hadley may have been indicted. This information is highly suspect.....[more to come]

UPDATE #2 10/28/05, 5:52pm PST: RawStory is now reporting that ROVE is indeed the mysterious "Official A" named in the indictment who apparantly leaked the Plame name to Novak! Read their report here...