Valerie Plame: External Links 2004

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Valerie Plame: External Links 2004 provides links to articles related to the Valerie Plame case.

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2004 Headlines

  • 1 January 2004: "Don't Be Fooled: Still No Independent Investigation of Leak of CIA Identity" by Raymond McGovern, BuzzFlash: "Let not yesterday's maneuver obscure the fact that in naming Fitzgerald, who remains under the authority of Ashcroft's deputy, the Bush administration has rejected the only appropriate course--naming a complete outsider to be special counsel."
  • 1 January 2004: "Head of Leak Probe Is Called Relentless. Expectations High as U.S. Attorney Takes Over" by David Von Drehle and Dan Eggen, Washington Post: "If Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the man chosen to investigate the leak of a CIA operative's identity to a prominent Washington journalist, is everything people say he is, there should be a nervous leaker out there today."
  • 2 January 2004: "Justice Could Decide Leak Was Not a Crime" by Mike Allen, Washington Post: "The Justice Department investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's identity could conclude that administration officials disclosed the woman's name and occupation to the media but still committed no crime because they did not know she was an undercover operative, legal experts said this week. ... 'It could be embarrassing but not illegal,' said Victoria Toensing, who was chief counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence when Congress passed the law protecting the identities of undercover agents."
  • 2 January 2004: "The CIA Agent Flap: FBI Asks for Reporters to Talk. Investigators are pressing Administration officials to let journalists tell whatever they know about the leak of a CIA agent's identity" by John F. Dickerson and Viveca Novak, TIME.com.
  • 2 January 2004: "CIA Leak Probe Focuses on Confidentiality Pledges," Reuters.
  • 6 January 2004: "No Word From Bush On Forms in Leak Probe. FBI Tactic Encourages Reporters to Talk" by Mike Allen, Washington Post.
  • 6 January 2004: "President Wavers on Pledge to Help Find Leaker" from the Daily Mis-Lead.
  • 7 January 2004: "Why Did Attorney General Ashcroft Remove Himself From The Valerie Plame Wilson Leak Investigation? Signs that a Key Witness May Have Come Forward" by John Dean, Findlaw's Writ.
  • 17 February 2004: "Dear Mr. Prosecutor" by Jim Lobe, AlterNet.
  • A Sharp Poster at the DemocraticUnderground.com site FINDS EVIDENCE Re: The Outing of CIA Agent Plame on THE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE!.

See Press Gaggle with Ari Fleischer, The National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria, July 12, 2003:

"Q Ari, the President often speaks of accountability. Does he feel accountability is achieved in this circumstance? Or how do you address that issue?
"MR. FLEISCHER: ... The United States never said that he had nuclear weapons. We have said that he was pursuing them. It should surprise nobody that Saddam Hussein was seeking to acquire the means to produce from a variety of sources and a variety of ways.
"He had previously obtained yellow cake from Africa. In fact, in one of the least known parts of this story, which is now, for the first time, public -- and you find this in Director Tenet's statement last night -- the official that -- lower-level official sent from the CIA to Niger to look into whether or not Saddam Hussein had sought yellow cake from Niger, Wilson, he -- and Director Tenet's statement last night states the same former official, Wilson, also said that in June 1999 a businessman approached him and insisted that the former official, Wilson, meet an Iraqi delegation to discuss expanding commercial relations between Iraq and Niger. The former official interpreted the overture as an attempt to discuss uranium sales.
"This is in Wilson's report back to the CIA. Wilson's own report, the very man who was on television saying Niger denies it, who never said anything about forged documents, reports himself that officials in Niger said that Iraq was seeking to contact officials in Niger about sales."
  • 5 March 2004: "Air Force One phone records subpoenaed. Grand jury to review call logs from Bush's jet in probe of how a CIA agent's cover was blown" by Tom Brune, New York Newsday.
  • 6 March 2004: "Air Force One Phone Records Are Among Data Sought by Subpoena in C.I.A. Leak Inquiry" by Richard W. Stevenson and David Johnston, New York Times.
  • 6 March 2004: "Transcript: Bush staff went after ambassador" by Tom Brune, New York Newsday: "A transcript subpoenaed in the CIA leak investigation reveals the White House press operation began trying to discredit former Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV days before a columnist blew the cover of his CIA-officer wife."
  • 6 March 2004: "Subpoena list," Newsday: "A federal grand jury has subpoenaed White House records on administration contacts with more than two dozen journalists and news media outlets in a special investigation into the improper leak of a covert CIA official's identity to columnist Robert Novak last July."
  • 8 March 2004: "Plugging Leaks. More details emerge on the Plame investigation, as Karl Rove's testimony is revealed for the first time" by Murray S. Waas, The American Prospect.
  • 1 April 2004: "Prosecutors Are Said to Have Expanded Inquiry Into Leak of C.I.A. Officer's Name" by David Johnston and Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times: "The broadened scope is a potentially significant development that represents exactly what allies of the Bush White House feared when Attorney General John Ashcroft removed himself from the case last December and turned it over to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney in Chicago. ... Republican lawyers worried that the leak case, in the hands of an aggressive prosecutor, might grow into an unwieldy, time-consuming and politically charged inquiry, like the sprawling independent counsel inquiries of the 1990's, which distracted and damaged the Clinton administration."
  • 2 April 2004: Political Animal Kevin Drum at the Washington Monthly comments: "In other words, he's not just investigating the leak anymore, he's also investigating a coverup of the leak. What a surprise."
  • 10 August 2004: "Plame Leak Case Could End in Supreme Court Standoff" by Joe Strupp, Editor & Publisher.
  • 7 October 2004: "Judge Orders Judith Miller Jailed, Sulzberger Promises 'Fight'", Editor & Publisher.
  • 7 October 2004: "NYT reporter Judith Miller thinks her "job" is to defy the law," BeldarBlog.
  • 8 October 2004: "Journalist Cited for Contempt in Leak Probe. Reporter Refused To Discuss Sources" by Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post.
  • 8 October 2004: "God Bless Judith Miller. Two cheers for our courageous First Amendment martyr" by Jack Shafer, Slate.
  • 10 October 2004 (abstract): "The Promise of the First Amendment" by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., and Russell T. Lewis, New York Times Op-Ed.
  • 9 December 2004: "A Sign of Hope for Reporters in CIA Leak Case. One judge questions whether the government has unchecked power to make journalists reveal their sources in issues before grand juries" by Richard B. Schmitt, Los Angeles Times.