25 Questions and Answers on Plamegate
Freeper Fedora offers a SERIOUS piece of investigation on Plamegate and answers these crucial questions on the Plame affair:
1. What did Valerie Wilson aka Valerie Plame do at CIA?
2. Did Aldrich Ames leak Plame’s identity to the Russians?
3. What was the relationship between Plame, WINPAC, and the CPD?
4. Was Plame covert?
5. Did Plame influence CIA’s decision to send her husband to Niger?
6. Was Wilson’s Niger trip prompted by the Niger forgeries?
7. What was the motive behind the Niger forgeries?
8. What role did Italian intelligence play in the Niger forgery scandal?
9. What role did French intelligence play in the Niger forgery scandal?
10. What role did British intelligence play in the Niger forgery scandal?
11. How did the Niger forgeries spread through US intelligence files?
12. Is there any substantiation of Seymour Hersh’s report that a renegade CIA faction passed the Niger forgeries onto the Bush administration?
13. Who put the reference to Niger in the State Department’s December 2002 fact sheet?
14. Was Bush’s 2003 State of the Union reference to Africa a reference to the Niger forgeries?
15. What role did the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence play in triggering the Niger forgery investigation?
16. Who gave a copy of the Niger forgeries to the IAEA?
17. How much did Joseph Wilson know about the forgeries when he spoke on CNN in March 2003?
18. Did the Bush administration target Plame in retaliation against Joseph Wilson?
19. Was Plame’s CIA status an open secret in Washington before Novak’s column?
20. Who was the friend of Joseph Wilson who approached Robert Novak on the street the afternoon Novak talked to Richard Armitage?
21. What role did David Corn play in triggering the DOJ probe of Novak’s column?
22. Did Michael Isikoff’s relationship with Philip Agee’s associate Mark Hosenball influence Newsweek’s coverage of the investigation?
23. Who at CIA requested the probe of Novak’s column?
24. Who at the Department of Justice assigned Patrick Fitzgerald to the probe?
25. Who was leaking information from the grand jury to the media?
And… Here are the Answers.
Hat Tip Carol