From the Newsweek
story, we learn of a call between Cooper and Karl Rove on
July 11th, 2003
NEWSWEEK obtained a copy of the e-mail that Cooper sent his bureau chief after speaking to Rove. [...] Cooper wrote that Rove offered him a "big warning" not to "get too far out on Wilson." Rove told Cooper that Wilson's trip had not been authorized by "DCIA"--CIA Director George Tenet--or Vice President Dick Cheney. Rather, "it was, KR said, wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip."
Rove claimed to the FBI that he only found out Wilson's wife was CIA from reading Novak's column, and called reporters only after that point.
Novak published on the 14th.
Update [2005-7-10 3:45:56 by Hunter]: Oh boy -- hang on -- this is playing the razor's edge. Is there is some possibility Rove could have found out "from Novak's column" on the 11th? Novak's column was apparently "written" by then, but not actually published until the 14th. Dangerous, dangerous ground. Look for the talking points from hell, once everyone wakes up in the morning.
Update [2005-7-10 4:23:18 by Hunter]: From the Washington Post, Nov 26th 2004:
While Novak's column did not run until Monday, July 14, it could have been seen by people in the White House or the media as early as Friday, July 11, when the Creators Syndicate distributed it over the Associated Press wire.
Cooper talked to Rove at 11:07am, according to Newsweek. You can bet Fitzgerald has already determined precisely when Novak's column hit the wires.
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