Robert Novak: Man in the Middle Again

Robert Novak is once again breaking news of scandal, and hoarded information — but this time it’s about two Democrat rivals — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. More from Glen Thrush at Newsday :

Robert Novak, whose White House contacts put him at the center of the Valerie Plame investigation, reported Saturday that unspecified “agents” working for Clinton “are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information.”

In an extraordinary e-mail sent to reporters Saturday morning, Obama reprinted Novak’s three-paragraph report and claimed it had been planted by Clinton’s staff.

“In the interest of our party, and her own reputation, Senator Clinton should either make public any and all information referred to in the item, or concede the truth: that there is none,” wrote Obama.

Novak made no reference to a source, anonymous or otherwise, gave no indication what information he was referring to and didn’t seek comment from Clinton, whose staff later dismissed his account as baseless.