Last week, Lawrence O'Donnell broke the news that Karl Rove was the White House leaker who gave the name of a CIA covert agent to three reporters. He broke the story on the Huffington Post and the McLaughlin Group.

On July 4th he parsed Rove's lawyer's non-denial denial:

"In Luskin's next damage control session with the press, let's see if any reporter can get him to drop the word 'knowingly' from the never-disclosed-classified-information bit."

Some would call it treason to release the name of a CIA covert agent to the press, just to provide cover for one's boss, who was criticized by the agent's husband.

But I'd just call it typical of Karl Rove.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan, of all places.