Roger L. Simon

Plame Game Flame Aim

According to this morning’s WSJ, there’s been a shift in focus in the Plame Case:

Mr. Fitzgerald’s initial mission was to see if the leaking of Valerie Plame’s name violated a 1982 act that bars the intentional disclosure of an undercover intelligence operative’s identity.

But lawyers and others close to the case say he may be piecing together a case that White House officials conspired to leak various types of classified material in conversations with reporters — including Ms. Plame’s identity but also other secrets related to national security.

Mr. Fitzgerald’s office declined to comment on the investigation yesterday. Because a grand jury investigating the leak is scheduled to expire in a week, Mr. Fitzgerald is expected to decide on any possible charges soon.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m glad I don’t have any classified information.