Plame's Cover Blown By State Department 2 Years Before 2003 "Outing"

Dan Collins blogged today that Brewster-Jennings, Valerie Plame’s cover company for investigation of foreign attempts to acquire US nuclear secrets, was compromised by a State Department employee who tipped off his Pakistani contacts, two years before Valerie Wilson Plame was “outed” by Richard Armitage.

The Times Online reported:

AN investigation into the illicit sale of American nuclear secrets was compromised by a senior official in the State Department, a former FBI employee has claimed.

The official is said to have tipped off a foreign contact about a bogus CIA company used to investigate the sale of nuclear secrets.

The firm, Brewster Jennings & Associates, was a front for Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent. Her public outing two years later in 2003 by White House officials became a cause célèbre.

The claims that a State Department official blew the investigation into a nuclear smuggling ring have been made by Sibel Edmonds, 38, a former Turkish language translator in the FBI’s Washington field office…

Plame declined to comment, saying that she was unable to discuss her covert work at the CIA.

Do you suppose Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald knew about this, too?

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