Author Murray Waas
Washington scandals come and go, but the one surrounding the investigation into the leaking of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity—now in its fourth year—has had unprecedented staying power. In October 2005, when I. Lewis Libby was indicted on five felony counts of making false statements to the FBI, perjury, and obstruction of justice; Murray Waas, one of today’s finest investigative journalists, has edited and assembled this instant book that covers the trial from start to finish. He combines the trial transcript, and his own original, incisive reporting. He’s done groundbreaking work for the National Journal covering the Plame investigation, as well as the Bush Administration’s use (and misuse) of pre-war intelligence.
“Murray Waas is our Woodward now...publishing the biggest story in town.”—Jay Rosen, PressThink.Org
“Slowly but surely…Murray Waas has been putting together a compelling narrative about how President Bush and his top aides contrived their bogus case for war in Iraq.”—Dan Froomkin.
“Murray Waas is pretty impressive….he just keeps whaling away with discrete fact after discrete fact until, finally, he sinks the sucker.“—Steve Lovelady, Columbia Journalism Review
“Murray Waas is getting his day in the sun…The freelance investigative reporter has racked up a series of scoops.—Howard Kurtz, Media Notes, Washington Post columnist