Valerie Plame Outed

Valerie Plame Outed

One week after Wilson’s op-ed is published, conservative columnist Robert Novak reveals in a syndicated column that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, is a CIA operative.25 The revelation effectively ends Plame’s career as a covert operative and risks her security and that of those who worked with her. The Justice Department launches an investigation, which ultimately determines that the vice president’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was one of the most senior members of the Bush administration responsible for leaking the information.26

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