Fitzgerald’s investigation has included interviews with President Bush; former secretary of state Colin L. Powell; Bush’s chief political adviser, Karl Rove; Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby; and others. Under arrangements that did not involve them identifying confidential sources, four reporters — Walter Pincus and Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, and Cooper — have already answered a limited number of questions from the prosecutor.
On Saturday, Rove’s attorney said that Rove spoke with Cooper during the critical period in July 2003, just after Wilson’s piece appeared, when reporters were calling the White House to ask questions about Wilson’s assertions. But he said that Rove did not reveal Plame’s identity and that Fitzgerald has assured him Rove is not a target of the investigation.
Fitzgerald may learn more details from Cooper’s notes. Sources close to the investigation say there is evidence in some instances that some reporters may have told government officials — not the other way around — that Wilson was married to Plame, a CIA employee.
Well wouldn’t that just put O’Donnell and the “Rove leaked Plame” crowd on their heads?
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