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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rovegate still in the news-- with good reason.

Thankfully, this story isn't going away. In fact, it's getting hotter. And things are looking worse and worse for the administration. It's patently obvious that Rove and Libby outed an undercover agent-- and in spite of the dubious defense that they didn't know, the White House has no problem with the ethics of it. Anyway, here's a great story from the WaPo:

A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked "(S)" for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified, according to current and former government officials.

Plame -- who is referred to by her married name, Valerie Wilson, in the memo -- is mentioned in the second paragraph of the three-page document, which was written on June 10, 2003, by an analyst in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), according to a source who described the memo to The Washington Post.