WHAT DID BUSH KNOW?…Here’s an excerpt from Patrick Fitzgerald’s court filing that discusses the events of September 2003, when the White House was coming under attack for the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity:

During this time, while the President was unaware of the role that the Vice President?s Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser had in fact played in disclosing Ms. Wilson?s CIA employment, [Libby] implored White House officials to have a public statement issued exonerating him.

It’s only one sentence, and it’s not clear what Fitzgerald bases this on, but it seems as if he’s saying as a factual matter that George Bush had no role in the Plame leak and didn’t know it had happened. Since Bush’s role in Plamegate is still an open question, I’m a little surprised this statement hasn’t gotten more attention.

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