Judith Miller and Lewis Libby
Posted on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 12:30:19 PM EST
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Murray Waas has a new column in which he says Judith Miller met with Lewis Libby on July 8, 2003, six days before Robert Novak published his column outing Valerie Plame Wilson. While much of what Waas writes today is more in the nature of a summary or wrap-up, I found this to be a "new dot" for me:
In an affidavit prepared by Miller to respond to the request [for documents requested in the subpoena], Miller said she "did not receive any documents" from the person she met, but declined to say who the person was that she met on July 8. In subsequent court papers filed in federal court by attorneys for Miller and The New York Times, the newspaper said that Miller "had no documents responsive" to Fitzgerald's request of any documents given to her on July 8, 2003.
But Miller's affidavit and other court filings by the Times -- and the narrow language contained therein -- did not say whether Miller might have read or reviewed any documents that might have brought to the July 8, 2003, meeting.
I think that's the crucial question at this point. Why would Miller and Libby meet in person unless it was to do something they couldn't do over the phone - like review a document. What we don't know is whether Miller showed Libby a document she received from another source or whether Libby showed Miller a document. Libby has testified and thus provided his version to Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald needs to question Miller to determine whether Libby told the truth.
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