Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: kcvl

Sounds like a "deep throat" at CIA at best. At worst, we have agents who are subverting the policies of elected officials.


31 posted on 11/06/2005 3:43:59 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies ]


To: RobbyS
AFP and Reuters took the US president's remarks as an apparent shift in White House policy. Both news agencies quoted remarks by Susan Rice, US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, two weeks ago, when she said Nigeria needed and deserved "a real transition to democracy and civilian rule, not another military regime dressed up in civilian clothes." In Washington, Joe Wilson, Clinton's Africa expert on the National Security Council, Friday denied any inconsistency. He said Abacha running as a military incumbent would be inconsistent with the whole concept of civilian democratic rule.
33 posted on 11/06/2005 3:58:04 AM PST by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies ]

To: RobbyS
March 5, 2002 – Wilson reports back to two CIA officers at his home. Valerie Wilson is present but does not participate. (Senate Intelligence Cmte., Iraq 43, July 2004).

snip

May 6, 2003 – A New York Times columnist writes the first account of Wilson' s trip, but not naming him: “I'm told by a person involved in the Niger caper that more than a year ago the vice president's office asked for an investigation of the uranium deal, so a former U.S. ambassador to Africa was dispatched to Niger . In February 2002, according to someone present at the meetings, that envoy reported to the C.I.A. and State Department that the information was unequivocally wrong.” (" Missing In Action: Truth, ” New York Times, Op-ed, May 2003).

snip

June 12, 2003 – A Washington Post article quotes an “envoy” (Wilson ) as saying that the “dates were wrong and the names were wrong” on the Italian document determined to be forged by the IAEA. (" CIA Did Not Share Doubt…, ” Washington Post, June 2003). Wilson later tells the Senate Intelligence Committee that he may have “misspoken” to reporters, thinking he had seen the documents himself, rather than reading about them secondhand. (Senate Intelligence Cmte., Iraq 44).

July 6, 2003 – Wilson publishes " What I didn’t find in Africa" in The New York Times, identifying himself for the first time as the unnamed “envoy.” He writes, “I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq 's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.” Wilson does not mention that he learned there was a possibility Iraq had sought uranium during a 1999 trade meeting with Niger ’s former Prime Minister.

July 30, 2003 – The CIA sends a letter to the Criminal Division of the Justice Department noting “a possible violation of criminal law concerning the unauthorized disclosure of classified information,” according to a letter from the CIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs. (CIA, Letter to John Conyers ).

September 16, 2003 – The CIA sends another letter to Justice requesting that the FBI undertake a criminal investigation. (Wilson, Politics 359).

******

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

"What now concerns me most, however, is what appears to be a campaign of press leaks by the CIA in an effort to discredit the president," Roberts said.

34 posted on 11/06/2005 4:22:25 AM PST by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson