Why Isn't Walter Pincus Being Called as a Witness?
Why isn't Patrick Fitzgerald calling WaPo reporter Walter Pincus as a witness in the Scooter Libby trial?
On July 12, two days before Novak’s column, a Post reporter was told by an administration official that the White House had not paid attention to the former ambassador’s CIA-sponsored 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. Plame’s name was never mentioned and the purpose of the disclosure did not appear to be to generate an article, but rather to undermine Wilson’s report.
Fitz writes in a footnote to his brief filed Sunday,
Defendant testified before the grand jury that he could have been a source for Walter Pincus’s June 12, 2003 article, and that it was during preparation for providing information to Mr. Pincus that the Vice President informed him that former Ambassador Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA. 3/5/04 GJ Tr. at 60-63.
Pincus expanded on what the Administration official told him in this July, 2005 article.
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