From Walter Pincus of the WaPo:
Fitzgerald has said that at trial he plans to show that Libby knew Plame's employment at the CIA was classified...
From Patrick Fitzgerald at a Feb 24 court hearing (p. 39):
So we will argue that he [Libby] knew or should have known it [Plame's status] was classified and that he was being investigated for disclosing classified information.
Comic emphasis added - in three months time, "knew or should have known" has become "knew", without Fitzgerald saying a word. My goodness - with this kind of reporting Libby's "not guilty" plea will be edited down to "guilty" by September. That is a heck of a job by Pincus and the WaPo editors - I have a longer trouncing below.
UPDATE: It's Mission Accomplished for the WaPo - AmericaBlog, which emphasizes polemics over reading comprehension, delivers this headline:
"Fitz: Libby knew he was revealing classified info. when he outed Plame."
Nonsense, and not even Walter Pincus made it quite that far - from the WaPo:
To support his case, Fitzgerald disclosed that at some time after Robert D. Novak's July 14, 2003, column identified Plame as a CIA "operative," Libby was part of a conversation with a CIA official and one other Cheney employee who is not identified in court papers. The CIA official discussed "the dangers posed by disclosure of the CIA affiliation of one of its employees," according to a May 12 court filing by the government.
Libby was warned (of something, see below) "after" Robert Novak's column was published ad the "outing" had ocurred. Not before. Let me know if I'm typing too fast.