5,221. 7/12/2003

“By the end of the week [July 12, 2003], [presidential Advisor Karl] Rove had discussed [former Ambassador Joe] Wilson’s wife [Valerie Plame] with two reporters ([Robert] Novak and [Matt] Cooper). [Vice presidential Chief of Staff Scooter] Libby had also done so with two reporters (Cooper and [Judith] Miller). And [Deputy Secretary of State Richard] Armitage had revealed Valerie Wilson’s CIA connection to two reporters ([Bob] Woodward and Novak). Including [Walter] Pincus, five reporters had been told something by Bush administration officials about Valerie Wilson’s employment at the CIA in relation to Wilson’s mission to Niger.”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 277

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