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Ex-Ambassador Wilson to Name Names
AP via Yahoo ^ | March 2, 2004 | Curt Anderson

Posted on 03/03/2004 11:58:03 AM PST by Quilla

Former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity as an undercover CIA (news - web sites) officer in a book due out in May, his publisher said Tuesday.

A federal grand jury has heard testimony from at least four White House officials in its investigation to identify the leaker of Valerie Plame's name to syndicated columnist Robert Novak, who published the name in his syndicated column last July. Numerous other officials have been interviewed by the FBI (news - web sites).

Spokeswoman Karen Auerbach of the Avalon Publishing Group in New York said she did not know the identity of the purported leaker.

Novak said in his July 14 column that his sources were two unidentified senior administration officials. Novak has not commented about the matter during the grand jury investigation.

Wilson's book, "The Politics of Truth," is scheduled to come out May 20.

Publication of the book and Wilson's accompanying promotional tour could have political overtones because he is now a foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry (news - web sites). Democrats are seeking to raise questions of credibility in the minds of voters about the reasons President Bush (news - web sites) went to war.

Wilson did not return telephone calls seeking comment for this story. He has previously contended that White House political adviser Karl Rove condoned the leak but was not the actual leaker.

After Novak's column appeared, Wilson said other reporters told him that Rove had characterized Plame as "fair game" because of Wilson's criticism of the White House's uses of intelligence before the Iraq (news - web sites) war.

The White House has repeatedly denied that Rove was the leaker.

Wilson was enlisted by the CIA to investigate whether Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger. He said he found no evidence of such an attempt and has accused the Bush administration of exaggerating Iraq's nuclear capabilities to build support for war.

A description of the book on the publishing company's Web site says Wilson's conclusions about the Niger uranium were "brushed aside" by the administration.

The grand jury has continued to meet regularly in Washington under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General James Comey to oversee the probe. Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites) disqualified himself from the case in December in the face of Democratic criticism of his close political ties to the White House.

The leaker could be charged with a felony that carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cialeak; josephwilson; kerry; plame; wilson
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So Wilson's now advising Kerry on foreign affairs. What a horrid little man.
1 posted on 03/03/2004 11:58:04 AM PST by Quilla
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To: okie01; PhiKapMom; Shermy
ping - Wilson's at it again.
2 posted on 03/03/2004 11:59:34 AM PST by dirtboy (Howard, we hardly knew ye. Not that we're complaining, mind you...)
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To: Quilla
The yellow cake is getting moldy.
3 posted on 03/03/2004 12:00:42 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Quilla
"Joseph C. Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity"

Lets see if the media puts any emphasis on the word "thinks" in wilsons statement.
4 posted on 03/03/2004 12:01:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: Quilla
Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity

Who he thinks leaked is irrelevant. besides, I think it was Kerry.

5 posted on 03/03/2004 12:01:43 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Quilla; Shermy
Slick and slimy little man!
6 posted on 03/03/2004 12:02:50 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: 1Old Pro
First the spread in Vanity Fair and now a book. Wilson thinks he IS somebody. I think he loves the attention.
7 posted on 03/03/2004 12:03:43 PM PST by Quilla
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To: 1Old Pro
personally i THINK it was wilson himself. Besides interviews and photoshoots dont lend much credibility to the Wilsons claims they want no limelight on themselves.
8 posted on 03/03/2004 12:03:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: Quilla
He's so distraught that he's attempting to profit on it in a book...

Real honorable man...
9 posted on 03/03/2004 12:04:33 PM PST by DB ()
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To: Quilla
"Former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity as an undercover CIA Officer"

Big Friggin Deal!, I think it was his Wife's boss who leaked the name,

10 posted on 03/03/2004 12:04:50 PM PST by MJY1288 (There's no leaders on the path of least resistance, ask John Kerry, he's been paving it for 32 yrs.)
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To: Quilla
Wilson's been writing a book? Who knew?
11 posted on 03/03/2004 12:05:30 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Quilla
Nobody cares who leaked. Nobody cares.
12 posted on 03/03/2004 12:07:34 PM PST by Taliesan (fiction police)
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To: Quilla
Old Joe got a taste of stardom, wait until he runs out of his usefulness....
13 posted on 03/03/2004 12:07:45 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: savedbygrace
Wilson's been writing a book? Who knew?

The only subject he's an expert in is African Sweet Tea.

14 posted on 03/03/2004 12:07:49 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Semper Paratus; dirtboy; okie01; gaspar
Wilson has been a Kerry operative since at least mid-2003. He is one of Kerry's foreign policy advisers and has campaign publicly for Kerry in at least New Hampshire and Washington state.

This book is a new way of campaigning. Bush better get ready with the "British intelligence" and the truth about Wilson's laughable foray into Niger where he just couldn't believe a French mining company would cheat.

BTW, at least one French paper treated him glowingly and called him a "Francophile". Sound familiar?
15 posted on 03/03/2004 12:09:12 PM PST by Shermy
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Joseph C. Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity as an undercover CIA

Why would anyone care what this jerk thinks or want to publish a book on his speculations? What a little weasel this guy is.

16 posted on 03/03/2004 12:09:17 PM PST by westerfield
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To: Quilla
In his book "The Politics of Truth" he says his wife worked for the CIA. He's the leaker. All you had to do is find out who his wife was.
Reporters are smart enough to figure that one out! Sheesh!
He's just trying to blame his political opponents but he did it himself.
17 posted on 03/03/2004 12:09:52 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: cripplecreek
Ah yes, Joe Wilson follows in the footsteps of John Dean, who is still trying capitalize on his White House "service" during the days of Watergate.

Dean published a book last year or the year before in which he promised to reveal the identity of Deep Throat. He was disappointed to learn that no one cared.

Check out Dean's Watergate era autobiography. The book opens with something along the lines of, "I was young and fabulous, with blond hair, and I was driving my Porsche . . " I'm paraphrasing, but do you see a theme here?

(think about the Vanity Fair picture of Wilson in his Jaguar)

18 posted on 03/03/2004 12:09:55 PM PST by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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Joseph C. Wilson will reveal the name of the person he thinks leaked his wife's identity as an undercover CIA officer in a book due out in May

Obviously, he and the Mrs are more interested in lining their pockets off this scandal than in seeing any justice done. Even more evidence that this whole affair is completely contrived.

19 posted on 03/03/2004 12:10:14 PM PST by SpyGuy
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To: Taliesan
Nobody cares who leaked. Nobody cares.

He certainly doesn't. See his Vanity Fair piece? Has he complained about the "intelligence officials" at Newsday who also leaked?

20 posted on 03/03/2004 12:10:28 PM PST by Shermy
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