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Cover-up and leak of other secrets become focus

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire offers a quick synopsis of the current buzz about the leak investigation:
If you've been expecting charges against White House officials in the CIA leak case, you might be wondering what's taking so long. News this morning suggests the scope of special prosecutor's inquiry is much wider than previously thought. According to the Wall Street Journal, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald "may be exploring whether to charge White House officials with revealing ordinary classified information... Lawyers and others close to the case say he may be piecing together a case that White House officials conspired to leak various types of classified material in conversations with reporters," including Valerie Plame's identity "but also other secrets related to national security." The New York Times says Fitzgerald is also considering "perjury, obstruction of justice and false statement" charges -- "counts that suggest the prosecutor may believe the evidence presented in a 22-month grand jury inquiry shows that" Karl Rove and Scooter Libby "sought to cover up their actions." Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports White House officials are nervous and "the surreal silence in the Roosevelt Room each morning belies the nervous discussions racing elsewhere around the West Wing." Why? The AP notes the White House's defense is "crumbling" as more is known.
Seems like we've be down this road before — the cover-up gets 'em every time. How does that old saying go? "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott)

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