Miller Update

Today? Tomorrow? Friday? Who knows. But here’s Wednesday’s version of what you need to know.


  • The Post says that Patrick Fitzgerald “preparing to outline possible charges before a federal grand jury as early as today.”
  • The Financial Times says “target letters to those facing indictment were being issued, with sealed indictments to be filed today and released by the end of the week.” (Interestingly, their source was Steve Clemons”).
  • Raw Story says “CBS confirms Fitzgerald seeking indictments in leak case.”
  • Of course, Scott McClellan may be right about all this: “I think you’re prejudging things and speculating and we’re not going to prejudge or speculate about things.”

    More after the jump…


  • TNR says McClellan’s getting aggressive.
  • I did nothing wrong. I’m not ashamed. I’m proud of the decision I made to go to jail.”
  • Dan Froomkin asks some pertinent questions following yesterday’s news that Scooter Libby learned of Valerie Plame’s identity from Dick Cheney:

      But today’s news raises even more questions than it answers, among them:

    • Who told Cheney, and under what circumstances?

    • Did Cheney acknowledge his own role when he spoke to prosecutors last summer? If not, could he be indicted himself?

    • Did Cheney encourage Libby not to disclose their conversation?

    • Did President Bush know about Cheney’s role?

    • Who leaked this latest development — and what was their motivation?

    • Does this mean the White House will stop blaming reporters for everything? (That one was rhetorical: The answer is no.)

  • Kurt Andersen says that Arthur Sulzberger Jr. deserves more scrutiny.

    • Arianna Huffington agrees, asking, “Where is Sulzberger now?”

  • First, there was Libby Copeland graffiti. Now, graffiti about Judith Miller?
  • Attorneys closely following the case said the sharp criticism Ms. Miller has received from her editors and colleagues may discourage the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, from bringing perjury charges against Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby.”
  • What are we going to do without</A" Jay Rosen during all of this?
  • Further complicating the whodunit, George Tenet says he wasn’t the one who told Cheney about Valerie Plame.
  • Nine Plamegate Lies.
  • How to get Tim Russert to talk about the Plame Case.