CIA LEAK HEARING STUNNER: WHITE HOUSE SECURITY DIRECTOR ADMITS ‘NO INVESTIGATION INTO LEAK’ BY HIS OFFICE
James Knodell, Under Intense Questioning, Can’t Explain Why There Was Never an Investigation by White House
In the second panel in the House Oversight Committee hearings this morning, following the testimony of Valerie Plame-Wilson, the Director of the White House Security Office, James Knodell, has stunned the Congress members by disclosing that no investigation into the leaking of Plame-Wilson’s covert identity as a CIA operative was ever conducted by his office!
The members are flabbergasted. The questioning is intense. My live-blogging notes are posted, and updated, at the following link…
VALERIE PLAME-WILSON UNDER OATH TO CONGRESS: ‘I WAS COVERT, SERVED OVERSEAS IN LAST FIVE YEARS, WORKED UNDERCOVER OVERSEEING WMD PROLIFERATION ISSUES IN IRAQ’
Testimony Blows Out Every Claim by Republicans, Novak, Toensing, etc. That She Wasn’t Covert
LIVE-BLOGGING HOUSE OVERSIGHT HEARINGS…
Absolutely riveting, historic, under-oath testimony by Valerie Plame-Wilson in the House Oversight Committee on-going right now. Recurring theme over and over again: She was covert, covert, covert when her identity was outed and her cover was blown — for the first time in history by her own government.
Every wingnut argument to the contrary, and concerning her case has been utterly destroyed. The Republican questioning of Plame-Wilson has come up with absolutely nothing to counter and it’s been confirmed that CIA Director Gen. Hayden has also confirmed her covert status and that she we worked overseas (as per the Intelligence Identity Protections Act) in the last five years.
Hearings were covered for first 15 minutes or so on all three cable news nets. Now only LIVE currently on C-SPAN.
MORE, LIVE-BLOGGED NOTES:
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FULL STORY, FRONT PAGE OF LA TIMES: