Aug 31 2005
The new theory running through the Justice Department is that Miller is protecting Plame because Plame passed her classified information, according to the Financial Times [hat tip: All Things Conservative]
Many have assumed that Miller – who never actually wrote a story identifying Plame as an operative – is protecting Rove and/or other administration officials. But the missing link is that Miller is not a political reporter, but rather an investigative journalist who co-wrote a book on America’s secret war against biological weapons and later published controversial articles on Iraq’s effort to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
Now here’s the twist: Plame herself is a CIA operative who also specialised in weapons of mass destruction and bio-terrorism. So did Miller get to know Plame while she was writing her book or even use her as a source for other WMD stories? Despite 56 days’ imprisonment and a vociferous campaign to release her – Miller is staying mum.
If you check out my posts here you will see I have made the case for months that the Grand Jury was investigating the leaks of classified material, but not from Rove (as the Media-Previously-Known-As-Mainstream so desperately wishes). The Rove angle was always so weak as to not be worthy of a Grand Jury, let alone years of investigation. But there was plenty of other places leaking classified information.
Tom Maguire has been all over this longer than I have been. Here is his latest post on the subject of Miller in Jail.