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Posted on 03/16/2007 5:55:58 AM PDT by Mo1Edited on 03/16/2007 5:57:55 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
ON CAPITOL HILL Valerie Wilson Testifies
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform Ctme. hearing on the disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. The hearing will look into whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of Ms. Wilson.
FRIDAY, C-SPAN AT 10AM ET
Will they scramble her face and garble her voice while on camera so we won't recognize who she is? Gotta maintain secrecy.
I'll be curious as to whether there will be any tough questions for her from our lilly livered reps.
I was just about to email you and see if anyone was interested in a live thread.
This could be the entertainment of the day.
Thank you for starting this thread..
Not sure if I am looking forward to this or not...seems like every hearing lately is just turning into WAY too much of an election campaign.
There was a rumor yesterday the hearing would be behind close door
Lights Out on Plame?
Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative turned celebrity, is scheduled to testify Friday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But there are still a few hurdles to overcome before she can tell her story.
Committee sources said on Wednesday there have been negotiations with the CIA over ground rules for the questions that Plame can - and cannot - be asked. And with those talks still ongoing, Virginia Rep. Tom Davis, the committee's ranking Republican, has threatened to call for a closed hearing if an agreement isn't reached by Friday.
"It would be with great reluctance, but we have to protect confidential information," Davis told The Politico.
Davis is clearly unhappy that the hearing is taking place at all, so his threat has to be viewed in that context. Davis said he "would have liked to have heard from [special prosecutor] Patrick Fitzgerald" before Plame testified, and he's not sure whether Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee chairman, will be able to fully address the CIA concerns.
Plame, the wife of former diplomat Joe Wilson, was publicly outed as a CIA operative by columnist Robert Novak after Wilson had questioned the intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. A federal criminal investigation ensued, eventually leading to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on perjury and obstruction charges.
"We are mining something that has been thoroughly looked into," Davis said. "There are so many other areas where [congressional] oversight needs to be conducted instead of the Plame thing."
Waxman declined to comment on his discussions with the CIA, but strongly defended the invitation for Plame to testify publicly.
"Clearly there were leaks which were a threat to our national security," Waxman said. "We need to evaluate what happened.''
Here is a live thread experience...and you might learn how we freepers pay attention to what is going on in Congress.
Thanks for the ping, unfortunately I will be out this morning and will miss this. I look forward to reading the thread when I get back later.
It's the only reason why the Dems are doing this .. considering Congress ALREADY had hearings AND wrote a report
This is a perfect explanation why the government doesn't have any credibility on any level. Where is Richard Armitage? He was the one that outed Plame. We all know that. So much for that idiot Waxman.
Glad that the weather is so lousy in D.C. today.
LOL, will they ask her why her husband was allowed to expose her when writing his oped about his "secret" mission, that his "secret" wife recommended and sent him on?
Thanks for posting MO1, it is rare I am home and able to follow such threads. What time does secret agent woman go on?
The hearing starts at 10 am est
Thank you. Now if I can only get Dora the Explorer off the TV, I can watch too. Time to break out the Lego..brb.
O yeah, Hank. There were leaks that damaged national security and I hope to hell your sorry a$$ committee gets around to investigating them.
I just heard Chris Wallace on with Mike Gallagher...his guests for Fox News Sunday are Arlen Specter and jon f'n carry...to talk about the 4th anniversary of our invasion of Iraq...
Hope ya'll have other Sunday plans...lol
Hearing to start soon
OOOPS....I really meant #24 post for YOU, Phsstpok...forgot to put your name on it...sorry.
Cspan mentioned that Victoria Toensing is scheduled to be at the hearing also
henry must be very happy...looks like he's getting a real hearing room instead of a basement storeroom.
Hey, Mo1....I think this may be the ultimate in dog and pony shows...I wonder if they are charging for this performance.../s
Will Victoria testify?
Rut roh.......... looks like code pink is there.
Oh dear, this is making me sick already and it hasn't even started.
I see some Code Pinkers are there. Will there be cheers and applause for the brave super secret spy?
Oh my. Code Pinkos are there. Can't wait for them to stage some wacky verbal protest.
The circus is in town.
That is what cspan said
I'm looking for the list now
I cannot figure out why the Pinkers insist on that Pepto Bismal color. There are halfway decent shades of pink.
This is gonna get ugly!
Here is a Live Web feed
Live Webcast of Hearing Begins at 10 a.m.
One had pink hair!
I can only watch til 1:30....my grandsons are coming over.
Get a load of the CodePinko creatures in the back row, they are, all as one, madly in love with pudgy Joe's bleached wifey. Nostrilitus is chairing this VIP slop and he is a joke.
Wow, Vanity Fair, People, pressers, State Dinners, political and media dinners, and now a public hearing.
And yet the abcradio newsman "live" from the Capitol, breathlessly said that Valerie Plame will be telling her story for the first time!
FOUND IT .. she will be a witness
Ms. Valerie Plame Wilson, former employee, Central Intelligence Agency
Dr. James Knodell, Director, Office of Security, The White House
Mr. Bill Leonard, Director, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration
Mr. Mark Zaid, Attorney
Ms. Victoria Toensing, diGenova & Toensing, LLP
I'll be on & off the thread, but will have all the tv's on so I do not miss anything.
I see Kookcinich is on the panel.
This may be even more amusing than I anticipated.
The spaceship landed ...