VALERIE PLAME UPDATE….In the American Prospect today, Murray Waas reports that in a public filing last month the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case wrote that “By October 2004, the factual investigation that might result from such testimony was for all practical purposes complete.” In other words, except for testimony from reporters, he’s been done for months.

I’m mainly posting about this for the sake of completeness, since, as Waas concedes, it’s impossible to draw any conclusions from this. On the one hand, the fact that he finished up his investigation so long ago and hasn’t indicted anyone indicates that he doesn’t have a case. On the other hand, why would he spend so much time and energy harassing reporters for testimony if he’d long ago decided there was insufficient evidence to mount a prosecution?

Bottom line: it’s just a data point. But read the whole thing for a bit more speculation about what it all means.

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