BOB WOODWARD'S STATEMENT
Other bloggers are all over this story and, frankly, I'm still preoccupied with GOP Senators and Bill Frist's thorough lack of leadership.
So, I'll defer to those bloggers. However, here is the published text of the Washington Post's Bob Woodward's statement with respect to recent testimony he gave on the Valerie Plame controversy to Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
FOLLOW-UP: The Washington Post (registration required for online edition) is now reporting that Bob Woodward has apologized to the newspaper's executive editor "for failing to tell him for more than two years that a senior Bush administration official had told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame, even as an investigation of those leaks mushroomed into a national scandal." That would appear to be an unseemly oversight by WaPo's assistant managing editor, don't you think? Explains Woodward: "I hunkered down. I'm in the habit of keeping secrets. I didn't want anything out there that was going to get me subpoenaed."
FOLLOW-UP II: Bulldogpundit advises in a well-thought post that one shouldn't assume that Bob Woodward's belated revelations will necessarily bolster Scooter Libby's defense in a court of law.