The mystery of the day – who told Bob Woodward of Valerie Plame’s identity?
Since the story broke in this mornings edition of the
Washington Post there has much much speculation and things being said about
who could of told Woodward about Plame. He testified before a federal grand jury
yesterday that he was informed of her identity but it was from a third source in
the White House. He would not divulge who that source was do to an agreement he
has with the source.
Thankfully we have the excellent reporting of
Raw Story available to us. In only a few short hours, they have removed the
mystery of this source.
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was the senior administration
official who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward
that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA officer, attorneys close to the
investigation and intelligence officials tell RAW STORY.
Testifying under oath Monday to Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald,
Woodward recounted a casual conversation he had with Hadley, these sources
say. Hadley did not return a call seeking comment.
Woodward said he was told that it was ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œno big dealÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â that former
Ambassador Joseph Wilson was sent to Niger to investigate the veracity of
the Bush AdministrationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s claims that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger.
According to the attorneys, he said Hadley dismissed the trip by saying his
wife, a covert CIA officer who worked on WMD issues, had recommended him.
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So its our current National Security Advisor who disclosed national secrets
in order to discredit those who didn’t agree with Bush. Considering the new act
passed by Senate last week requiring anyone who discloses classified information
to have their security clearance revoked, this could put Hadley in the hunt for
a new job. To function as NSA you need to have a top secret security clearance
and we can pretty much assume Democrats will go after that clearance now.
I guess it is time to empty the entire White House and start over.