The Plame Game Winds Down

According the Newsday the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case is basically done.

WASHINGTON — The investigation into the leak of an undercover CIA operative’s identity to a columnist was “for all practical purposes” completed in October, according to recent court filings by the special prosecutor.

In two motions filed in a Washington appellate court, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said the only thing stalling the probe’s conclusion is the refusal to testify by New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time’s Matt Cooper.

…The filing, however, does not tip Fitzgerald’s hand on whether he has determined if a Bush administration official or anyone else involved in the case has violated the law.

“Either he’s got a lot of information and wants to conclude, or he’s got nothing and needs this testimony,” said Gregg Leslie, the legal defense director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.I’m guessing he’s got a lot of information but no case, hence the determined pursuit of Miller and Cooper.

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