Waxman and Davis press CIA on Valerie Plame Case
May 13 (EIRNS)--In a letter sent to CIA Director Hayden on May 11, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry Waxman and Ranking Minority Member Tom Davis reiterated their request that Hayden "voluntarily" produce documents related to Valerie Plame Wilson's March 16, 2007 testimony before their committee. The letter signed by Waxman and Davis asks Hayden to provide the committee no later than Friday May 18, 2007 with a copy of the memorandum from Ms. Wilson to the Deputy Chief of the Counterproliferation Policy Division (CPD) in which Ms. Wilson described the qualifications of her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for a fact-finding mission to Niger relating to Iraq's purported attempt to obtain uranium. Davis had previously requested this memorandum on March 16, 2007.
The letter also requests the memorandum and other information requested in a letter from Waxman on March 26, 2007. This includes documents relating to the accuracy of testimony by an unnamed "CPD reports officer" cited in the Senate report on the Niger trip. According to Ms. Wilson's testimony, information provided the Senate by this individual was "twisted and distorted" to support the inaccurate claim that Ms. Wilson had suggested her husband for the Niger mission. Ms. Wilson told the House Committee that the CPD reports officer drafted a memo to correct the record, but the CIA did not allow him to send it. She also told the Committee that the officer asked to be re-interviewed by the Senate, but that the CIA also denied this request. Waxman requested the CPD reports officer's memorandum and any other records concerning Ms. Wilson's role in Ambassador Wilson's trip.
So far the CIA has stonewalled the investigation by the House Committee, claiming falsely that the only the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have jurisdiction over the matter.