Plamegate... Rovegate... Bushgate?
Here's what George Stephanopoulos dropped into a question to conservative columnist George Will: "a source close to this told me this week, that President Bush and Vice President Cheney were actually involved in some of these discussions."
This seemingly minor statement dropped so casually could have enormous implications. Judd Legum writes:
"This would explain why Bush spent more than an hour answering questions from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. It would also fundamentally change the dynamics of the scandal. President Bush could no longer claim he was merely a bystander who wants to 'get to the bottom of it.' As Stephanopoulos notes, if Bush played a direct role it could make this scandal completely unmanageable."(ThinkProgress)
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