The old media is full of stories this morning about what was reported at the end of January - Scooter Libby "delivered" part of a classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to reporter Miller of the NYT. Here are a couple of stories that illustrate the "old," and in fairness, what is new is that President Bush is connected to the story.
Cheney gave Libby OK to rip foe: mag - 02/10/2006
Cheney 'Authorized' Libby to Leak Classified Information - 02/09/2006
See Post 27
There is another aspect to the present stories, namely the leap to false conclusion that release of part of NIE includes "Leak of Plame." Now THAT would be a real problematic release, as it would have President Bush authorizing an Independent Counsel, standing by while an investigation takes place, expressing that the investigation is serious, permitting the investigator to jail Miller for refusing to testify, and putting his staff at risk for making false statements in order to protect the WH from political embarassment (when he could have told them that "Leak of Plame" was permitted).