I'm beginning to think Bob Novak and Judy Miller were on separate tracks. According to my post above, Novak told Wilson he had a source at CIA.
I think Miller's source was Kristof...or vice versa. Especially keeping in mind that Miller never wrote an article on this subject. Was she working with Kristof? Was she his source?
As for Matthew Cooper, I think he's probably telling the truth that he first heard it from Rove, in an attempt to wave Time off the allegation that Cheney had requested Wilson's trip. [Not exactly a stellar performance by a reporter...the rumor had been floating all over town from what we've been told].
If Miller's source is an active CIA Agent, could she be afraid of being charged (despite claims she is free to name her source)with exactly the crime that Rove is being accused of?