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
I told everyone a long time ago, this goes to the Clintons.
That's the only thing that would make Miller feel safer in jail and the only reason the Old Grey Whore would let her sit in jail.
Cooper's wife (Clintonista), his sister (yep), don't have to tell you about Wilson (Clinton/Kerry campaign) and who had the most to gain from this.
The State Department is particularly filled with America haters.
So Cooper mentions Karl Rove's name, but he's not damaging him fatally. Just that comment about "I said too much".
Miller, OTOH, is silent as a sphinx. You're saying the reason for her silence is that her info came from someone near the Clintons instead?
Im guessing someone is reading FR...freepers uncovered this weeks ago....
Why tell the truth (or nothing) when one can lie? Seems a common democrat trait - the drive to lie.
The bigger point is that she lied on the FEC form. Also, the nature of the lie would lead someone to believe that she was no longer a covert agent. Get my point.
Wilson was on the NSC responsible for African Affairs, which is why he was involved in Clinton's trip to Africa.
Valerie Plame the (gag) spy attended a Soros fund-raiser---then falsified the FEC form.
She couldn'tut her employers name on the FEC form because she was violating the Hatch Act.
$oreA$$ and the Plames.
I imagine that that is just scratching the surface of interactions between the Plames and $oreA$$'s anti America groups.
Thanks for the ping and the find.
The internet search engine is very unforgiving.
She was on leave .. not retired
Wonder what excuse Wilson will come up for this one?
One of her many problems
My God reporters are lazy and stupid. Mrs. Wilson (nee Plame) gave money to Gore in 1999:
WASHINGTON, DC 20007
J C WILSON INT'L VEND
| RANGEL, CHARLES B
VIA RANGEL FOR CONGRESS
| BLINKEN, ALAN JOHN
VIA BLINKEN FOR SENATE CAMPAIGN 2002 LLC
| KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
| ROYCE, ED MR
VIA ED ROYCE FOR CONGRESS
| KENNEDY, EDWARD MOORE SENATOR
VIA KENNEDY FOR SENATE 2000
| BUSH, GEORGE W
VIA BUSH FOR PRESIDENT INC.
| GORE, AL
VIA GORE 2000 INC
| RAHALL, NICK J II
VIA KEEP NICK RAHALL IN CONGRESS COMMITTEE
| GORE, AL
VIA GORE 2000 INC
| ROYCE, ED MR
VIA ED ROYCE FOR CONGRESS
|AMERICA COMING TOGETHER|
| GORE, AL
VIA GORE 2000 INC
And to be just getting around to reporting this at this point in time is outrageous.
This has probably been pointed out before but...doesn't "America Coming Together" sound like a nationwide circle jerk?
Burying them up to their necks, at the shoreline, then waitng for the tide to roll should be considered----right after the bamboo shoots under the fingernails, that is.
Maybe Chris Cox can take her to court for the false filing. Retired?
How do we know Fitzgerald isn't going after the Wilsons?
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.
Amen. But in the final analysis, the joke is on CIA.
I love watching this play out. A few years ago we'd never know what was happening- we had to trus the old media to tell us.
Now we can get complex issues with complex data.
Wilson had worked as an aide to Gore from 1985 to 1986 and had developed a friendly relationship with him. Wilson says Gore was the first person outside the State Department to contact him expressing support when he was caught in Iraq in the middle of the diplomatic crisis leading up to the Gulf War. In 1997 Gore recommended Wilson to President Clinton to help him plan a trip to Africa. When Wilson began publicly opposing Bushs Iraq policy in 2002, Gore was still considered a potential candidate in the 2004 election. Gores speeches were then being sponsored by the antiwar group Moveon.org, which Wilson would support in September 2003 in an attempt to petition Congress against appropriating funds for Iraq operations.28 Moveon.org was financed by billionaire George Soros,29 who had business interests encompassing, among other things, the BTC Pipeline that Mohammed Alamoudis Delta Oil was helping build.30 Later, after Gore announced in December 2002 that he would not be running in the 2004 campaign,31 Moveon.org began supporting John Kerrys campaign.32 Wilson began advising Kerrys campaign on foreign policy matters around May 2003, several months prior to his public entry into the Niger uranium controversy.33
[Source for Footnote] 28: Wilson, The Politics of Truth, 63-65, 163-164, 239-240, 280-282, 376-377, 389, 442
Wilson recently told the New York Times that Valerie took a year unpaid leave. Why he didn't use that instead of "she can't recall" is beyond me...unless he was lying about the leave thing.
His credibility is in such tatters...
And why the reporters can't point out his recent comments on the matter is also beyond me. Incompetence? Laziness?
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