Newsweek has lots on the Rove/Plame story:
* A sensible column from Jonathan Alter which, among other things, destroys the “no harm done” defense and quotes Joe Scarborough (!) on why Bush ought to fire Rove.
* An admiring profile on Patrick Fitzgerald, which includes the most chilling line a defense attorney will ever hear from a prosecutor: “We’ll get back to you.”
* A profile of Rove and the Plame story by Howard Fineman, which (I was heartened to note) mentions, without naming, the Espionage Act. Fineman has a thought on the question that has troubled me most from the very beginning of the story: What were they thinking?
It’s unlikely that any White House officials considered that they were doing anything illegal in going after Joe Wilson. Indeed, the line between national security and politics had long since been all but erased by the Bush administration.