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July 15, 2005

AMERICAblog: Novak reportedly ratted everyone out to Grand Jury

Ya think? Have you ever seen a name SO conspicuously ABSENT from the investigation, ESPECIALLY when it was his column that outed the CIA operative?!

Link: AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth.

by John in DC - 7/15/2005 03:07:00 PM
RADAR got a pretty good scoop here (I had nothing to do with it).

Interestingly, not only does it say that Novak spilled his guts to the grand jury, but he reportedly told them that the NYT's Judith Miller told Novak about Valerie Plame's CIA identity, then Novak called his two White House sources (one of which was Rove) for confirmation.

Interesting. So, when Karl Rove's anonymous source says today that Rove found out about Plame from journalists, did that source mean Judy Miller?
Did Robert Novak rat on New York Times reporter Judith Miller? While some have suggested Miller—who never wrote a word about CIA spook Valerie Plame—was dragged into the leak probe when her name turned up on a White House call log, several beltway insiders close to the investigation say special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald learned of Miller’s involvement from Novak himself.

Though the GOP hatchetman claims he’s never spoken to the grand jury about the column, a well-known Democratic pundit tells Radar, “Novak is the media’s Joseph Valachi,” referring to the 1960’s mafia capo who was the first mobster to testify against La Cosa Nostra. “There’s no question he rolled over.” According to our sources, Miller shared Plame’s identity with her perfidious fellow neocon after deciding not to publish it herself; Novak then called his two White House sources for confirmation and wrote the July 14, 2003 column that blew Plame’s cover.

July 15, 2005 at 05:09 PM in Current Affairs, Democracy, Favorite Links, Media & Journalism, News to Note, Politics, Privacy & Free Speech, Singing the Bite Me Song | Permalink


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