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Indictment Dissected: Libby’s Knowledge of Plame’s Covert Identity


Indictment Dissected: Libby’s Knowledge of Plame’s Covert Identity
by Faiz
[This is the second part of a Think Progress series breaking down the significance of the Libby indictment.]

In at least three instances, it appears from the facts outlined in the indictments that Libby was aware that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent.

1. Libby spoke to his Principal Deputy [John Hannah] about an article in The New Republic and discussed whether they could share information about the role of Wilson’s wife in sending him to Niger. “Libby responded that there would be complications at the CIA in disclosing that information publicly, and that he could not discuss the matter on a non-secure telephone line.

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