"an administration official, who was talking to me confidentially about a matter involving alleged Iraqi nuclear activities, veered off the precise matter we were discussing and told me that the White House had not paid attention" to the trip to Niger by Joseph C. Wilson IV "because it was a boondoggle arranged by his wife, an analyst with the agency who was working on weapons of mass destruction."Pincus wrote about the leak in October 2003, and (according to the article) it appears that the leaker was not Rove or Libby.
Another Plame Leak Revealed
A White House official planted the Plame smear with the Washington Post's Walter Pincus around the same time that or other officials were doing the same with other reporters, the New York Times' Douglas Jehl reports today. Pincus said that
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