Wilsongate Goes Mainstream

NBC, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, CBS, and the New York Times are all on this story.

The Washington Post story is the most damning:

A senior administration official said two top White House officials called at least six Washington journalists and revealed the identity and occupation of Wilson’s wife. That was shortly after Wilson revealed in July that the CIA had sent him to Niger last year to look into the uranium claim and that he had found no evidence to back up the charge. Wilson’s account eventually touched off a controversy over Bush’s use of intelligence as he made the case for attacking Iraq.

“Clearly, it was meant purely and simply for revenge,” the senior official said of the alleged leak.

Read more on the Justice Log, 9/28/2003 01:43 AM.

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