The Next Hurrah has the latest Libby filings. When time permits I will pore through them, but three tidbits grabbed me:
(1) the Cooper-Libby phone call had two other participants (p. 8, footnote):
For example, regardless of whether Mr. Cooper chose to disclose the details of his conversation with Mr. Libby to the government, Mr. Libby could not have assumed that he could falsely represent the details of that conversation with abandon. This is because two other witnesses were present for that call: Cathie Martin, Assistant to the Vice President for Public Affairs, and Jenny Mayfield, Mr. Libby’s personal assistant. Obviously, Mr. Libby could not have expected that either Ms. Martin or Ms. Mayfield would refuse to cooperate with the investigation or testify falsely.
If their versions matched Libby's, presumably we would not be hearing this case.
(2) Unless Maureen Dowd handled the redactions (a possibility), Cheney did not tell Libby much about Plame's status - per the notes (page 6), she was described as "working in a 'functional office'[,] CP".
I have no idea what may have been redacted there, but my understanding was that Cheney told Libby that Ms. Plame was in the CPD.
(3) Confusion at the CIA, or, The Press Flack Is Always The Last To Know: Bob Novak was adamant that CIA press spokesperson Bill Harlow had not been emphatic in warning him about Ms. Plame's status. Now we learn this in a footnote also on page 6:
Notes from a July 2003 internal interview of William Harlow... indicate that, at the same time as he was confirming to Mr. Novak that Ms. Wilson worked at the CIA, Mr. Harlow "found out" that Ms. Wilson was "not under cover".
If Novak were on trial this would be great news.
One of the points of one of these filings is that, since Fitzgerald has offered no evidence that anyone actually was aware of Ms. Plame's covert status and has provided only a two page summary of her CIA career indicating that her status was classified, the whole topic should be barred from discussion by the prosecution as inflammatory and irrelevant.
That said - if Bill Harlow could not pin down her status after checking around (and despite a heads-up from Ms. Wilson following the sidewalk encounter between Novak and Wilson's friend in the street), it is easy to believe that Libby did not know her status either.