Despite Rove Claims, Plame’s Identity Marked As Secret

There is no longer any question that Karl Rove was one of the members of the Bush Administration who leaked Valerie Plame’s identity. There has been some question as to whether Rove’s action are sufficient for conviction. For example, there have been claims that Rove did not realize that Plame’s CIA connection was secret. Another Rove defense has fallen apart.

The Washington Post reports that Plame’s identity “was clearly marked to show that it contained classified material at the ‘secret’ level.” The Post also reports that:

A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked “(S)” for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified, according to current and former government officials.

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4 Responses to Despite Rove Claims, Plame’s Identity Marked As Secret

  1. I hope they nail him to the wall and then throw his sorry self in jail!

  2. Teresa says:

    Read this for a very, very interesting discussion of what they’re up against.


  3. Teresa

    Thanks for the link. I will read it over coffee in the AM.

    I am one tired blogger tonight and off to bed. I learned some new tricks in the past 36 hours or so. My brain feels like and egg sizzling in pain, with out the drugs (remember … “this is your brain… this is your brain on drugs”)

  4. Teresa says:

    The name of the article in case it has moved is, “Patrick J. Bulldog Fitzgerald, an American insurgent”.

    You must read it.

    Oh that sounds terrible about your brain, Pamela.
    I know.