Is Rove Now Implicating Judith Miller?
Remember the other day when a lawyer-source said Rove learned about Valerie Plame Wilson's identity from a reporter? That's changed a bit today.
A lawyer familiar with Rove's grand jury testimony said Sunday that Rove learned about the CIA officer either from the media or from someone in government who said the information came from a journalist. The lawyer spoke on condition of anonymity because the federal investigation is continuing. (my emphasis.)
Shorter version: Rove heard it from Libby or someone else on Cheney's staff who heard it from Judith Miller.
I think this is consistent with what Libby told Fitzgerald....that he heard it from Judith Miller, maybe on July 8 when they met in D.C. But, is that really true, or did it happen the other way around? [See this Newsday article mentioning Miller's DC meeting with an "unnamed government official, it's my speculation it was Libby.]
And, if Miller told Libby, where did she learn it? Did someone leak a classified document to her that contained the information?
Libby is not only Cheney's Chief of Staff, but his advisor on national security issues as well. It's a little hard to believe he wouldn't have seen a classified document with the Plame information in it. Maybe everyone in the White House Iraq Group saw it. And where's John Hannah been lately?
[Note: Since this source says he's familiar with Rove's testimony, not that he's reviewed Rove's grand jury transcript, I assume this is someone associated with Rove's criminal defense lawyer, Robert Luskin, as opposed to a Government lawyer source.]
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