Sadly… Valerie Plame Is BUSTED Lying to Congress Today

It’s been a rough go for the “so covert they know not if she is covert” Plame-Wilsons ever since her husband started hustling for the democrats and giving speeches on his African poolside adventures…

Valerie and Joe at the Tribeca Film Festival in May 2006.
CAUTION: More Wilson-Plame suffering HERE.

But, that is no excuse for the Valerie Wilson-Plame to sit in front of a Congressional Committee and LIE like she did today!
This is what Valerie Plame said sworn testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today:

Plame also testified that she played no part in deciding to send her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, on a mission to Niger in 2002 to assess the reliability of reports that Iraq’s then-president, Saddam Hussein, was trying to buy yellowcake uranium from that country for use in a secret nuclear weapons program.

But, sadly this is just not true.
This is what an unclassfied government document, the Carl Ford Jr. memo had to say about sending Joe Wilson to Niger:

Here’s a closeup of the document…

Notes: Niger/Iraq uranium meeting CIA 2/19/02

Meeting apparently convened by Valerie Wilson, a CIA WMD managerial type and the wife of Amb. Joe Wilson, with the idea that the agency and the larger USG could dispatch Joe to Niger to use his contacts there to sort out the Niger/Iraq uranium sale question. Joe went to Niger in late 1999 in regard to Niger’s uranium program, apparently with CIA support.

Then there is this later U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S PREWAR INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS report on the NEXT TIME she sent him to Africa:

Some CPD officials could not recall how the office decided to contact the former ambassador, however, interviews and documents provided to the Committee indicate that his wife, a CPD employee, suggested his name for the trip. The CPD reports officer told Committee staff that the former ambassador’s wife “offered up his name” and a memorandum to the Deputy Chief of the CPD on February 12, 2002, from the former ambassador’s wife says, “my husband has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity.”

It’s just too bad that Valerie is so stressed that she cannot remember sending her husband on a Niger trip.
Hopefully, the move to New Mexico will help clear up her head.

** Sweetness and Light explains when and why Joe Wilson outed his spy wife.

Flopping Aces has more.
Texas Rainmaker has more on this everlasting “non-scandal”.
Macsmind– “Garbo Speaks.”
More Mac– “Did Plame Commit Perjury?”
Just One Minute– “Plame on!”
Hat Tip Larwyn

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