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November 16, 2005

Bob Woodward: I Knew Of Plame A Month Before Libby Leaked

Says a senior administration official "casually" told him.

At first blush, I thought this was bad for the Administration, as there would seem to be another leaker.

But it's actually good for Libby, as Tom Maguire points out, as it makes hash of one of the key facts alleged in his indictment -- that Libby started the leaking, and thus his contention that he heard about it later was a deliberate lie.

If someone else leaked previously, it's quite possible that "all the reporters knew about it."

However... the downside is that this might shift the heat from Libby to someone else. Someone even more important, if you can believe such a thing, than "Scoots."

Game Over? Molly Newmark, guest-blogging at Malkin's place, underscores different points, including this stunner: While Woodward doesn't think he asked Libby about Plame (not mentioning her by name, but asking about Wilson's CIA wife), he had planned to do so, setting up the well-nigh impenetrable Reasonable Doubt needed to get Libby off.

And there's more. So much more. Because Woodward also says he mentioned this to Walter Pincus -- another major league asshole -- and Pincus denies ever hearing it from him. And apparently he denied hearing it from him under oath.

Did Pincus pejure himself?

Molly asks if Fitzgerald will give Pincus a pass on his faulty memory, why not do the same for Libby?

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