A Stunt That Could Backfire: GOP Senator Wants to Reopen Plame Case
May 31, 2007 (LPAC)--The vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wants Valerie Plame Wilson to "explain" allegedly varying accounts as to how her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, was sent to Africa to investigate the Niger uranium story -- but any such re-opening of the Plame case end up blowing up in his face.
Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) says he wants the committee to re-interview Mrs. Wilson, claiming that she has given different accounts of the origins of the Africa mission. But Capitol Hill sources have advised EIR that there have been efforts underway for some time to expose the false account given in the prior Senate Intelligence Committee's report, that it was Mrs. Wilson herself that suggested her husband's trip.
During her testimony to a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 16, 2007, Mrs. Wilson testified that a colleague of hers in the CIA Counterproliferation Division, who had been interviewed by the Intelligence Committee, "came to me almost with tears in his eyes," saying that what he had told committee investigators "had been twisted and distorted" and was contradictory to the conclusions in the committee report. He wrote a memo, asking to be re-interviewed by the committee, but they refused to do so, thereby leaving the falsehood to stand in the official report. That could now change, if the case is re-opened.
In addition to the felony conviction of Cheney's top aide Scooter Libby, defenders of Cheney's war-lies have recently suffered another setback, when special prosecutor Patrick, showing that Plame definitely had covert status in the Agency in her work on weapons of mass destruction, and had traveled overseas undercover many times as part of her assignment.