A few weeks ago, John Avarosis theorized that maybe a reason that Bush wanted to end-run around the FISA courts – even eschewing retro-active warrants – was because maybe who he was spying on was worse than we could imagine.
NBC had posted a transcript of Andrea Mitchell interviewing John Risen (who broke the NSA/FISA story):
Mitchell: Do you have any information about reporters being swept up in this net?
Risen: No, I don’t. It’s not clear to me. That’s one of the questions we’ll have to look into the future. Were there abuses of this program or not? I don’t know the answer to that
Mitchell: You don’t have any information, for instance, that a very prominent journalist, Christiane Amanpour, might have been eavesdropped upon?
That question was later redacted from the transcripts. Bloggers are suggesting that this implies that Mitchell is working on a bigger story that is not finished and ready for release. Discussion on Metafilter.