Sunday, February 05, 2006

Plame not actually "just a housewife"

Gee, what a surprise! It turns out that the CIA actually knew what they were talking about when they referred the matter of Plame's outing to justice. Newsweek is reporting that Plame was still covert, and that the CIA was taking affirmative action to protect her identity.
Feb. 13, 2006 issue - Newly released court papers could put holes in the defense of Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, in the Valerie Plame leak case. Lawyers for Libby, and White House allies, have repeatedly questioned whether Plame, the wife of White House critic Joe Wilson, really had covert status when she was outed to the media in July 2003. But special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found that Plame had indeed done "covert work overseas" on counterproliferation matters in the past five years, and the CIA "was making specific efforts to conceal" her identity, according to newly released portions of a judge's opinion.

I wonder what libby defense crowd will come up with next? Perhaps Libby can blame the matter on a manimal conspiracy.

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