Wednesday, August 30, 2006
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the NYTFirst Source of C.I.A. Leak Admits Role, Lawyer Says

Mr. Armitage did not return calls for comment. But the lawyer and other associates of Mr. Armitage have said he has confirmed that he was the initial and primary source for the columnist, Robert D. Novak, whose column of July 14, 2003, identified Valerie Wilson as a Central Intelligence Agency officer.

So much for the vast Rovian conspiracy.  It seems pretty clear that this entire affair started, as has been speculated by many from the beginning, as the result of careless chit-chat between with a reporter.

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2 Responses to “Armitage Confirms”

  1. Steven L. Says:

    Why is he saying this *now* — after three years of investigation when he reportedly told the prosecutor this back at the beginning?

  2. Dr. Steven Taylor Says:

    No joke.

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