5,259. 7/22/2003

“On July 22 [2003], Newsday ran a piece by Timothy Phelps and Knut Royce that drew a new round of attention to the [Valerie] Plame leak. The story quoted unnamed intelligence officials confirming that Valerie Wilson was an undercover CIA officer working on WMD issues and that [journalist Robert] Novak’s [Bush] administration sources might well have broken the law by disclosing her classified CIA employment to the journalist…Novak told Newsday, ‘I didn’t dig it out, it was given to me. They thought it was significant, they gave me the name and I used it.’ ”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 298

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