OFFICIAL A AND MR. X….Just a quick reminder in case anyone has forgotten the sequence of events that led to Robert Novak’s original column outing Valerie Plame.

Novak had two sources for his column. The first one, who he described as “no partisan gunslinger,” provided him with Plame’s name. This is the person I referred to as “Mr. X” in the previous post. We don’t know who Mr. X is, and so far he hasn’t been indicted for anything, but the best guesses about his identity seem to be either Fred Fleitz, David Wurmser, or John Hannah.

Novak’s second source confirmed Plame’s identity, reportedly saying, “Oh, you know about it.” This source was Karl Rove, who is referred to in the Libby indictment as “Official A.”

That is all. This was just a public service announcement.

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