"Mr. Fitzgerald's pursuit now suggests he might be investigating not a narrow case on the leaking of the agent's name, but perhaps a broader conspiracy...."
"Lawyers familiar with the investigation believe that at least part of the outcome likely hangs on the inner workings of what has been dubbed the White House Iraq Group. Formed in August 2002, the group, which included Messrs. Rove and Libby, worked on setting strategy for selling the war in Iraq to the public in the months leading up to the March 2003 invasion. The group likely would have played a significant role in responding to Mr. Wilson's claims."
This has the potential to make Watergate look like a walk in the park.
This is the group that cooked up all of the phony crap that was used to sell the Iraqi war. All the lies, the plans to cherry-pick intelligence, the smears. If Fitzgerald has them under charges of criminal conspiracy, it means that everything may get subpoenaed, everything may be made public, every one of these criminals may have to testify under oath, and either blow the whistle or risk jail.
I can't imagine hat the atmosphere in the White House is right now, but it's not pretty. They will soon start to eat their own.