Fitzgerald Files for a New Grand Jury
The investigation into the Plame leak will, despite the prognostications of a range of commentators, in fact move forward and expand, according to today's news that Special Counsel Fitzgerald has requested a new grand jury. According to the court filing, "...The investigation will involve proceedings before a different grand jury than the grand jury which returned the indictment"...against Mr. Libby. In addition to the information, the filing also references a change in Mr. Fitzgerald's decision to keep documents related to the case from public access.Important related reference from July 21, 2005, Washington Post: Plame's Identity Marked As Secret - Memo Central to Probe Of Leak Was Written By State Dept. Analyst
New York Times, Not Since Deep Throat Has a Woodward Source Held So Many
Washington Post, Another Grand Jury for Leak Case - Move Follows Woodward Talks
Washington Post, Post Executive Editor Discusses Woodward - Reporter's Silence in CIA Leak Case Scrutinized
LA Times, Woodward joins a decadent dance - Whatever impact the scandal surrounding the leak of former CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity ultimately has on the Bush administration, it continues to spread through the Washington press corps like a toxic plume.