Monday, June 19, 2006
By Ronald Kessler
June 20, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Now that Karl Rove has been told he won't be indicted in the CIA leak case, it's useful to recall who the real culprit was.
On July 14, 2003, columnist Robert Novak named Valerie Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, as an "agency operative" as a way of explaining why the CIA chose to send Wilson to Niger to look into claims that Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy uranium from that country. Novak's source, whom he described privately as being in the White House, told him Wilson was sent because he was married to Plame, who worked for the CIA. Another official confirmed her CIA affiliation to Novak. more...