Thursday, October 20, 2005

Plame link summary

In Plamegate news, a couple of major stories have come out over the past few days. Here's a quick run down:

* Judy Miller and the NY Times finally coughed up explanations for their role in the leak -- damning, but grossly inadequate ones.

* Reports from Bloomberg News and the Washington Post suggest Dick Cheney's office is "a focus" of Fitzgerald's investigation. Two of Dick's aides are allegedly singing, too.

* The hammer seems to be firmly down on Libby and Rove's coattails, but it's possible they're playing against each other.

* An interesting story in Newsday suggests, in a roundabout way, that Bush knew about Rove's involvement from the very beginning. Of course, Dubya hasn't been forthcoming about this.

* The NY Times reports that Fitzgerald "is not expected to take any action in the case this week" and "has no plans to issue a final report about the results of the investigation, heightening the expectation that he intends to bring indictments."

Additional commentaries of note on this tangled ball of yarn come from Justin Raimondo, James Moore, and Laura Rozen. They're each worth a read, if only because they go off in differing -- but equally important -- directions.