What Is Novak Hiding?

Robert Novak

Novak has spilled the beans in print, but tells us surprisingly little new.

He continues to guard the "primary source" of the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity — and astoundingly continues to claim that this source's leak of that information was "inadvertent" — but he does finger Karl Rove and some shlub in the press office of the CIA as having been his "confirming" sources:

My Role in the Valerie Plame Leak Story by Robert Novak Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded. That frees me to reveal my role in the federal inquiry....