Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fitzgerald: Plame Was Covert

Via the NYT's:

Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor, could have easily cleared up the confusion during his more than two years of prosecuting the case, but he waited until now.

Ms. Wilson “was a covert employee,” Mr. Fitzgerald wrote, according to Newsweek. “The CIA was taking affirmative measures to conceal her intelligence relationship to the United States.” More detail:

While assigned to CPD, Ms. Wilson engaged in temporary duty (TDY) travel overseas on official business. She traveled at least seven times to more than ten countries. When traveling overseas, Ms. Wilson always traveled under a cover identity — sometimes in true name and sometimes in alias — but always using cover — whether official or non-official cover (NOC) — with no ostensible relationship to the CIA.

Maybe her identity really was ultra-super-secret.

Then again the information is only as good as the source, but Fitzgerald probably wouldn't put his law license at risk by lying in court. Looks like the right was wrong. This is troubling indeed.

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