Thursday, February 12, 2004

Plame Watch The American Prospect runs with a Plame story that begins:
Two government officials have told the FBI that conservative columnist Robert Novak was asked specifically not to publish the name of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame in his now-famous July 14 newspaper column. The two officials told investigators they warned Novak that by naming Plame he might potentially jeopardize her ability to engage in covert work, stymie ongoing intelligence operations, and jeopardize sensitive overseas sources.

For those keeping score at home, this essentially contradicts Novak's account of what he was told.

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