Plamegate conspiracy?

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From the Wall St. Journal via Taegan Goddard: "[Patrick Fitzgerald] might be investigating not a narrow case on the leaking of the agent's name, but perhaps a broader conspiracy."

Huffington Post whispers that: "The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are working on stories that point to Vice President Dick Cheney as the target of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's name."

The Chris Matthews transcript alleging a battle within the White House between Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andy Card could easily result in some interesting revelations (or indictments), and Josh Marshall fantasizes about the scenario that, as the WSJ suggests, Fitzgerald has the White House Iraq Group in his sights:


"This group was the organizational team, the core group behind all the shameless crap that went down in the lead up to the Iraq war -- the lies about the cooked up Niger story, everything. If Fitzgerald has lassoed this operation into a criminal conspiracy, the veil of protective secrecy in which the whole operation is still shrouded will be pulled back. Depositions and sworn statements in on-going investigations have a way of doing that. Ask Bill Clinton. Every key person in the White House will be touched by it. And all sorts of ugly tales could spill out."
(Taegan Goddard / TPM)

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