I’ve been saying, well to myself mostly, that this whole Valerie Plame story is not what it appears.
Greg Mitchell has the scoop on the Plame scandal’s equivalent to the “missing 18 minutes” of the Watergate tapes. Ol’ Judy’s notes have been found!
If its recent track record is any guide, The New York Times, later today or tomorrow, will get around to confirming Michael Isikoff’s Newsweek revelation late Saturday that the missing notes Judith Miller has suddenly found and turned over to the federal prosecutor in the Plame case were located in a notebook in the newspaper’s Washington, D.C. bureau. The prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, has now scheduled another meeting with Miller on Tuesday.
The notes in question, we now know, cover a Miller discussion with I. Lewis Libby on June 23, 2003, two weeks before Joseph Wilson’s WMD Op-Ed that was thought to have set the Bush backlash in motion. These notes, the Times has disclosed, do mention Joseph Wilson. Isikoff observes that the notebook is “significant because Wilson’s identity was not yet public.”
Mr. Wilson…. that’s the sound of your phony story blaming Karl Rove unraveling….