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Congressional Testimony by Valerie Plame Wilson (Excerpt) - March 16th, 2007

 

Background

 

“[…] Valerie Plame Wilson testified today that the career she loved as an undercover C.I.A. agent was ‘over in an instant’ when her role was disclosed in the summer of 2003. Speaking in public for the first time about the episode that touched off a scandal in the Bush administration, Ms. Wilson told a House committee that her undercover status ‘was not common knowledge on the Georgetown cocktail circuit,’ as some people have suggested. Nor did she recommend her husband for a now-famous trip to Africa as some of the couple’s critics have asserted, Ms. Wilson said. Ms. Wilson said she felt as though she had been ‘hit in the gut’ when her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, dropped a newspaper on their bed on the morning of July 14, 2003, and she saw that the columnist Robert D. Novak had mentioned her C.I.A. status in passing. […]” - Excerpt of a New York Times article from March 16th, 2007.

Valerie Plame Wilson - Ex-CIA officer

 

The Video

 

 

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Joseph & Valerie Wilson/Scenes from the Hearing

Joseph & Valerie Wilson

Henry Waxman

Valerie Plame & the photographers

Video Credits

 

Background

 

1) Former CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson is sworn in during her testimony at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill - March 16th, 2007 - Larry Downing/Reuters;

 

Joseph & Valerie Wilson/Scenes from the Hearing

 

1) Former CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband Joseph Wilson arrive for the Bloomberg News after-party following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington. - April 29th, 2006 - Jonathan Ernst/Reuters;

2) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., questions former CIA operative Valerie Plame during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. - March 16th, 2007 - Susan Walsh/Associated Press;

3) Former CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson appears at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. - March 16th, 2007 - Jason Reed/Reuters;

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