Trying to save my fingers, I’m getting lots of emails on both sides of Fitz, most all of them very well reasoned and helpful to me. I’m probably not going to be able to answer them all, so let me add this thought to the discussion:
Please notice that Libby a couple of times said that, in conversation with journalists, he was straining NOT to confirm that Ms. Wilson was a CIA person. In retrospect he probably wishes he had just refused to discuss it at all. instead, he was probably too clever by half. But his instinct was right. When I handled classified stuff I was always reminded by my bosses that it was one thing if a journalist had some sort of leak, but it was entirely different if a government official confirmed it. so i tried never to confirm anything classified.
I am quite sure this will be raised in his trial.