Walter Pincus' Source: Was it Karl Rove?
Back to connecting the dots.
WaPo Reporter Walter Pincus also blogs. Here's what he wrote on July 6, 2005 about his source for the Valerie Plame Leak. Doesn't it sound awfully familiar?
On July 12, 2003, an administration official, who was talking to me confidentially about a matter involving alleged Iraqi nuclear activities, veered off the precise matter we were discussing and told me that the White House had not paid attention to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s CIA-sponsored February 2002 trip to Niger because it was set up as a boondoggle by his wife, an analyst with the agency working on weapons of mass destruction.....I didn’t write about that information at that time because I did not believe it true that she had arranged his Niger trip.
I wrote my October story because I did not think the person who spoke to me was committing a criminal act, but only practicing damage control by trying to get me to stop writing about Wilson. Because of that article, The Washington Post and I received subpoenas last summer from Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor looking into the Plame leak. Fitzgerald wanted to find out the identity of my source. (my emphasis)
Today, Karl Rove's lawyer said to Byron York:
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