I saw this via Atrios
has a post up describing the This Week
roundtable. According to Stephanopoulos, Bush and Cheney were "actually involved" in the leak discussions
Near the end of a round table discussion on ABC's This Week, George Stephanopoulos dropped this bomb:
This would explain why Bush spent more than an hour answering questions from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. It would also fundamentally change the dynamics of the scandal. President Bush could no longer claim he was merely a bystander who wants to "get to the bottom of it." As Stephanopoulos notes, if Bush played a direct role it could make this scandal completely unmanageable.
Definitely a political problem but I wonder, George Will, do you think it's a manageable one for the White House especially if we don't know whether Fitzgerald is going to write a report or have indictments but if he is able to show as a source close to this told me this week, that President Bush and Vice President Cheney were actually involved in some of these discussions.
This seems too good to be true to me. Especially given that Fitzpatrick is apparently considering conspircy charges
. One can only hope . . .