Here’s what Karl Rove’s lawyer, Robert Luskin told Bloomberg News on July 3, 2005:
[Karl Rove] did nothing wrong, did not disclose Plame’s identity, and did not reveal any confidential information.
According to TIME reporter Matt Cooper’s e-mail, here is what Karl Rove told him sometime before July 11, 2003:
[I]t was, KR [Karl Rove] said, wilson’s wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd issues who authorized the trip.
This was before the Novak column appeared on July 14. At that time, the fact that Joe Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA was confidential information.
(On other occasions, Luskin has said Rove never “knowingly” disclosed classified information. But he did not use that qualifier with Bloomberg News.)