delicious: Watergate's Woodward may help bring down Bush

- this time apparently in spite of himself, since this shooting star reporter certainly hasn't been doing much investigating lately.

Reuters reports that Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, has disclosed to the special prosecutor that the White House had told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame nearly a month before her secret identity was revealed by others. According to Reuters' Adam Entous,

His testimony is a sign prosecutors are exploring new leads in the investigation that has reached into the top levels of the White House. It also prompted the Post's executive editor to publicly chastise one of the best-known journalists in the United States for withholding the information from him.

One of the two Post reporters who led the newspaper's coverage of the 1970s Watergate scandal that brought down President
Richard Nixon, Woodward has dismissed the leak investigation in television and radio appearances as laughable and referred to Fitzgerald as "a junkyard dog."

Woodward wrote in a first-person account in the Post that he testified he had learned of Plame's identity in mid-June 2003 from a senior Bush administration official.

My guess is that Cheney is next, and that Bush won't be far behind.

Some junkyard. Some dog.