According to CNN, Conservative columnist Robert Novak, who exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in a White House-directed effort to discredit her husband, has written that White House political advisor Karl Rove was one of his sources; he confirmed Plame’s identity. Plame’s husband, Joe Wilson, had discredited White House claims in support of a war on Iraq, that Saddam Hussein had sought weapons-grade uranium in Niger. None of Novak’s sources, he says, have been indicted.
Speculation that Rove might be indicted intensified following a series of TruthOut stories and blog postings claiming he had been. Rove’s lawyer has denied the allegations. TruthOut has stood by its story.