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Fact twisting alleged in U.S. Senate probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former CIA operative Valerie Plame accused U.S. Senate Republicans of twisting the facts about the selection of her husband for a mission to Niger.

Judge tosses Plame suit against Cheney

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. district judge dismissed Valerie Plame Wilson's suit against U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, ruling Thursday that his court has no jurisdiction.

White House staffer links Libby to Wilson

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- I. Lewis Libby was active in Bush administration efforts to mold U.S. news coverage of an investigation of Iraq's nuclear program, a witness said Thursday. Cathie Martin, former public affairs director for Vice President Dick Cheney, was the first witness

Novak, Armitage dispute Plame leak

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Washington columnist Robert Novak says the primary source in his column exposing CIA agent Valerie Plame is misrepresenting their conversation.

Setback for Libby perjury defense

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington rejected a defense motion for access to classified documents in the perjury case against a former White House aide.

Cheney notes figure in leak probe

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A special prosecutor filed court papers in Washington providing details of Vice President Dick Cheney's possible role in the leak of a CIA agent's identity.

Libby unlikely to get requested records

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. district judge warned I. Lewis Libby's lawyers Friday he is unlikely to grant a motion for all records on Joseph Wilson's fact-finding trip to Niger.

Plame to attend correspondents dinner

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Valerie Plame, the outed CIA operative, and husband Joseph Wilson may be the center of attention as guests at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

Cooper plans to testify in Libby trial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper says he was surprised to be mentioned in I. Lewis Libby's indictment in the CIA leak case.

Wilson: Valerie Plame has been threatened

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson said in an interview with CBS there have been threats against his wife, outed CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Civil suits possible in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Depending on the findings of a U.S. grand jury looking into who leaked a CIA agent's name, civil lawsuits are possible against Bush administration officials.

Wilson's hiring an issue in CIA leak probe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The probe into the leak of a CIA operative's name could hinge on her role in hiring former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson for a fact-finding trip to Niger.

Memo discussed Wilson-Plame in June 2003

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- White House staffers may have known Joseph Wilson was married to a CIA operative weeks before Wilson publicly criticized Iraq war policy.

U.K. report backs Bush's Iraq-Niger link

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- Britain's damning report on intelligence leading up to the war on Iraq bolstered one of U.S. President George Bush's assertions about Iraq's links to Niger.

Bush has lawyer at hand for CIA leak

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- President George Bush has hired a private lawyer in the event he is called to testify about a CIA leak that revealed an agent's name.
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Joseph Charles Wilson IV (born November 6, 1949) is the CEO of his own firm JC Wilson International Ventures, "a consulting firm specializing in strategic management and international-business development." In January 2007, Wilson joined Jarch Capital, LLC, as vice chairman, to advise the firm's expansion in areas of Africa considered "politically sensitive."

A United States Foreign Service diplomat before retiring in 1998, Wilson was posted to African nations and Iraq during the George H. W. Bush administration and later served as Special Assistant to U.S. President Bill Clinton and as Senior Director for African Affairs on the United States National Security Council. Wilson became known to the general public as a result of his op-ed "What I Didn't Find in Africa", published in the New York Times four months after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Wilson's op-ed documented his 2002 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) investigation into whether Iraq had purchased or attempted to purchase uranium yellowcake from Niger. He concluded that the George W. Bush administration twisted intelligence to "exaggerate the Iraqi threat."

The week after the article's publication, Robert Novak disclosed that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame worked for the CIA in his syndicated Washington Post column. Ms. Plame was an undercover CIA officer. Subsequently, former Ambassador Wilson and others alleged that the disclosure was part of the Bush administration's attempts to discredit his report on his trip to Africa and the op-ed describing his findings because they did not support the government's rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Wilson's allegations led to a federal investigation of the leak by the United States Department of Justice, to the appointment of a Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, to the CIA leak grand jury investigation, and to a major American political scandal variously dubbed by the press "Plamegate", the "Plame affair", the "CIA leak scandal", and other terms relating to the public disclosure or "leak" of Mrs. Wilson's then-classified covert CIA identity as "Valerie Plame".

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