by pissed off patricia
There's only one answer that I can come up with as to why Novak is safe right now. He must have been promised immunity from any legal action and entanglements if he would publish the Plame story. Perhaps the other reporters refused the deal and that's why they are in the mess they are in now. They wouldn't do the mystery person's bidding and as a result they now find themselves in the hot seat.
If this is the case, who would be in a position to make such a promise and enforce it? Who among the culprits has the power to give immunity?