Mar 17 2016
It's come out on the stand that Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary was the one who leaked Valerie Plame's identity to Scooter Libby. He admitted this under oath, but of course he cut a deal so he won't be punished for revealing classified information. The whole thing comes down to Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who got into hot water for researching and writing a report that debunked the party line that Iraq was trying to buy weapons grade Uranium from the country of Niger. Fleischer related to David Gregory (NBC) and John Dickerson (Time Magazine) that it was Wilson's wife who sent him to Niger.. from there, it wasn't hard to figure out who she was and how she had the authority to do so. Of course, after the session was over, everyone and their backup started recanting to the news media, which confuses the issue by stirring up clouds of ass-covering and face-saving.