The Chicago Tribune reports today former Illinois Senator Peter Fitzgerald, who championed the appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald (no relation) to the US attorney's post in Chicago in 2001, is worried about "mounting political pressure" against his protege's reappointment to the post this fall. The former senator speaks of foes in Illinois who'd like to stop the US attorney's corruption probes; he does not mention the US attorney's moonlighting gig as special prosecutor in the Plame investigation. He's a Republican, after all. But the point is clear enough. Read the story.
The third man (or woman): The NYT's Douglas Jehl touts a "new turn" in the case: a third administration official--besides Karl Rove and Scooter Libby--who spoke to the press (in this case, the WashPost's Walter Pincus) about Valerie Plame Wilson on July 12, 3003, two days before the Bob Novak column that outed her. Jehl also points the way to this recent account by the WashPost's Walter Pincus of his exchange with the special prosecutor.