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Leaker in Chief

Newsweek has an interesting story this week that focuses on the President's role in the Plame leak case. While there's nothing all that revelatory, there is one interesting tidbit that may help to unravel the White House's lame attempt to spin this as a routine release of information and not a leak at all.

On July 11, seven days before the White House officially released the NIE in question, reporters asked then National Security Adviser Condi Rice if they could review the disputed portions of the NIE. "We don't want to try to get into kind of selective declassification," Rice responded. But of course, selective declassification (and dissemination, apparently) is exactly what the administration did.

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