Thanks to SmokingGun via WarandPiece , here's special prosecutor Fitzgerald's filing . Laura Rozen, who runs WarandPiece, reminds us that the big picture—of which the Plame leak is only a small part—is the Bush administration's willingness to deceive Congress and the public in its dogged pursuit of war in Iraq:
<!--StartFragment --> If Libby was "authorized " to leak the classified NIE to selected reporters, by Cheney who allegedly got the OK from Bush, why wasn't the White House response to the Fitzgerald investigation: We authorized this leak? Why did they act like it was not authorized at all? Why did they deny Libby and Rove's involvement? Why did they spend months obfuscating about who might have been involved? Why the cover up? Oh yeah, right. They were worried it would look like they had misled the nation to war, in advance of the 2004 presidential elections. So with the help of those like Pat Roberts, they tried to insulate the president, and blame everything on the CIA, as Murray Waas recently demonstrated.