For two years, bloggers, journalists and anyone else with an interest in how dirty tricks are played in Washington D.C. have closely followed the Valerie Plame affair, waiting for the day when special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald would bring indictments against those who were responsible for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to reporters.
That waiting was brought to an end on Oct. 28 with the indictment and subsequent resignation of I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, chief of staff to the vice president.
Or was it? Libby was indicted for obstruction of justice, false statements and perjury, specifically for statements he made to the grand jury and to FBI agents regarding conversations he had with reporters.
The act that started this all
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