Here’s the deal. “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff is refusing to give jailed NY Times reporter Judy Miller a personal waiver to disclose conversations she had with him. And President Bush is refusing to direct Libby to do so.
So it (of course) comes down to Bush blocking the probe.
Every blogger and blog reader should be on the streets demanding that Bush stop blocking this probe. Someone leaked the identity of a CIA operative who was working to keep terrorists from getting their hands on nukes. The leak rolled up her operation, endangered her life, risked the lives of every contact she had, and exposed her cover company, rolling up every agent and operation taking place under that company’s cover.
This leak could yet mean an American city goes up in smoke.
And Bush is blocking the probe. If you’re not just fucking hopping mad angry shouting about this … you should be.
Update – Digby is on it, too:
This is bullshit. The white house cannot get away with saying they are cooperating with the prosecutor by not talking — and then not require the staff to fully cooperate with the prosecutor.