Plame On

Remember Valerie Plame? Ashcroft has apparently recused himself from the investigation:

Attorney General John D. Ashcroft has decided to recuse himself from a widening Justice Department investigation into the leak of an undercover CIA officer’s identity, sources said today.

The probe into the disclosure of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name to a columnist will be overseen by U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald of Chicago, who will report to new Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, sources said.