Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
IP2P recently reported Judith Miller's confession that she knew former Deputy Secretary of State Dick Armitage was not the person who really exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative.
What we did not report at that time was that Judith Miller contacted Lewis "Scooter" Libby immediately after making that confession in the hope that Scooter could intervene, and convince us not to pursue this explosive story.
Clearly Scooter did not convince us.
However, we did find it interesting that the woman (Miller) who purportedly spent 80 days in jail before reaching out to Scooter for help during the Plame investigation reached out to Scooter for help within hours of a discussion about Dick Armitage.
Let's examine a possible reason for this interesting phenomena.
It's a known fact that FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds testified under oath that FBI wiretap recordings captured Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman exposing Brewster Jennings & Associates and Plame as CIA in 2001 to individuals connected to the American-Turkish Council.
What's not well known is this:
According to Edmonds, while he was at the State Department Grossman would brag:
“We just fax to our people at the New York Times. They print it under their names."
Wow! Armitage's friends at the American-Turkish Council must have liked hearing that.
Now, ask yourself this:
Why did Miller think Scooter could or would help her with her current predicament?
How did Miller know Dick Armitage did not expose Valerie Plame as CIA before Sibel Edmonds made it public that Marc Grossman did?
Were you receiving stories via fax from Dick Armitage and his friends while you were employed at the New York Times?
Is Dick Armitage the mystery editor you mentioned that would not run your Plame story in the New York Times (a story Armitage clearly intended for Robert Novak to publish)?
Much more to follow..... until then, keep in mind the infamous words of Armitage friend and cohort William Casey.
Miller was contacted: however, she refused to comment.