Skip to comments.PLAME'S ANTI-W. MONEY (attended Soros fund-raiser; listed as "retired" on FEC form)
Posted on 07/27/2005 2:45:23 AM PDT by Liz
Outed CIA spy Valerie Plame last fall gave a campaign contribution to go toward an anti-Bush fund-raising concert starring Bruce Springsteen.......
It's the first revelation that Plame participated in anti-Bush political activity while working for the CIA.
The $372 donation to the anti-Bush group America Coming Together, first reported by Time magazine's Web site, was made in Plame's married name of Valerie E. Wilson and covered two tickets.
The FEC record lists her occupation as "retired" even though she's still a CIA staffer. Under employer it says: "N.A."
A special prosecutor is probing whether Plame's CIA identity was leaked to retaliate against her husband, for attacking President Bush's Iraq policy after he went on an Iraq-linked CIA mission arranged by his wife.
Wilson who played an active role in Democrat John Kerry's losing 2004 campaign said the anti-Bush concert was "great" and told Time that his wife "doesn't recall listing herself as retired."
CIA rules allow campaign contributions, but the fact that Plame gave money to the anti-Bush effort is likely to raise eyebrows.
Federal rules require a political-action committee to ask all donors to list their employers.
"You don't have to provide it, but if you do, you shouldn't provide false information on those forms like saying you're retired if you're not," said Larry Noble of the Center for Responsive Politics.
America Coming Together is one of the anti-Bush activist groups bankrolled by Bush-hating billionaire George Soros. He gave the group around $10 million.
White House officials say Rove was seeking to discredit Wilson's attacks on Bush by noting that Wilson only got picked for the CIA mission because of his wife.
A bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report found that Plame did arrange her husband's trip even though he repeatedly denied it.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Not to mention Soros' shady financial dealings.
Why was Joe Wilson sent on a very sensitive mission by CIA?
No wonder our intel is so faulty!
On April 3, 1998, Plame became the third wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. Plame met Wilson, her second husband, at a Washington D.C party in early 1997. She was able to reveal her CIA role to him while they were dating because he held a high-level security clearance. At the time, Wilson was separated from his second wife Jacqueline, a former French diplomat.(!)
Can't wait to see what the WH is gonna do with this info.
>>>Can't wait to see what the WH is gonna do with this info.
Probably nothing. That's what's so sad.
< Can't wait to see what the WH is gonna do with this info. >
I hope they let others, like FR, light the fire under the pot.
I'm not a lawyer, but isn't there a law somewhere that makes it a crime to knowingly file false information on a federal form? Especially one involving campaign donations? If she can falsify her occupation, then wouldn't it be possible for a foreign national, say a chicom for instance, to make a donation under an assumed identity? Imagine how scary it would be if someone who accepted money from the chicoms got elected. That person would be beholden to the communists! What if that person was, heaven forbid, elected president?! We really must reform our campaign finance laws soon to prevent this type of abuse.
No question---it's against the law to give false info to a federal agency.
I don't know why the Wilsons' political leanings are a surprise. It came out a while ago that Joseph Wilson functioned as President Clinton's political advance man for Clinton's (highly political) tour of Africa, the one in which he apologized all over the place for America to African presidents-for-life who were laughing up their sleeves at him. But of course, Clinton was under investigation by Ken Starr, and if he were indicted would be tried in a D.C. court, with a D.C. jury........
"Bobby, can you spell 'jury nullification'"?
So Wilson was used for that, which means he had Clinton's confidence and was, and is, a bona fide Clintonista.
Why either he or his wife were still working for George Bush more than two days after the first inaugural ball is a question for Bush's political staffers and whoever vetted the holdovers to answer. IMHO the Wilsons are a couple of Clinton political moles, the political equivalent of suicide-bomber sleeper agents that Clinton activated for the Iraq War and Campaign 2004.
A slight grammatical correction. :)
Been there; done that!
They've spent so many years spewing fearmongering blather about the "Torquemada Right".. can you imagine what must be going on in their nightmares when they sleep? Larry Johnson might be imagining jail time with Bruno? Joe Wilson? Bamboo shoots under the fingernails?
Indeed, Dems are their own worst enemies...
Someone on our side is fighting back...this is a bombshell.
Yes, Plame is on record having contributed to the Kerry campaign but I don't know that I'd take issue with purchasing tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert. Quite a few pro-Bush fans bought tickets to hear Bruce rock for Bin Laden. I know because many came across the street to shake my hand.
Having said that, I wouldn't give Bruce a dime of my money.
Tyrunt'a Soros that would be Rex