Plame Affair Re-Heating?

Perhaps the Plame scandal isn’t going quietly into that good night. Alternet has the story:

Several senior federal law enforcement officials in recent days have spoken privately amongst themselves of what they believe to be an increasing necessity by Attorney General John Ashcroft to formally recuse himself from any further role in the probe as to who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Investigators have begun to interview a number of personal friends and political associates of Ashcroft and members of his senior staff.

That belief among the senior law enforcement officials has only intensified in recent days since as many as a half-dozen White House officials have been asked by federal investigators about contacts they had with the Republican National Committee and conservative political activists. Investigators apparently are looking at whether the contacts were aimed at discrediting Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.

Hadn’t we figured this out eons ago? Nice to see the feds finally are getting wise.