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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including Vice, Motherboard, the Nation, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera, and appears frequently on television and radio. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation, and liveblogged the Scooter Libby trial.
Marcy has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she researched the “feuilleton,” a short conversational newspaper form that has proven important in times of heightened censorship. Before and after her time in academics, Marcy provided documentation consulting for corporations in the auto, tech, and energy industries. She lives with her spouse in Grand Rapids, MI.
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Steven Clemons asks a question many of us (not least Swopa) have been asking for two years. Who is the SAO in the WaPo’s September 28 article?
But Jeff has gotten me re-examining an even more intriguing article, the October 12 WaPo article the followed up and elaborated on the earlier WaPo article.This article is interesting because while it largely aligns with what we know from Libby’s indictment, it also suggests there
There is no way anyone who is remotely familiar with Fitzgerald’s history–or Dean’s attentiveness to the Plame Affair–would take this line from John Dean’s recent letter seriously:
I believe that you were selected with theexpectation that you would conduct the narrowest of investigations, andit seems you have done just that.
Fitzgerald is famous for diligently, patiently, meticulously grabbing hold of one tiny thread of a crime and with it shredding giant conspiracies.