Billmon Puts It In Focus
I didn't know her name. I didn't leak her name."
Karl Rove, CNN Interview, August 31, 2004
Luskin said yesterday that Rove did not know Plame's name and was not actively trying to push the information into the public realm.
Washington Post, "Rove Told Reporter of Plame's Role But Didn't Name Her, Attorney Says", July 11, 2005
The lawyer, who has knowledge of the conversations between Rove and prosecutors, said President Bush's deputy chief of staff has told investigators that he first learned about the operative from a journalist and that he later learned her name from Novak.
Washington Post, "Rove Confirmed Plame Indirectly, Lawyer Says", July 15, 2005