Plame has some explaining to do for Senate

UPI/Washington Times:

Three Republican senators are asking retired CIA employee Valerie Plame to explain what they call discrepancies in several accounts that she has given of her role in the decision to send her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, to Niger in 2002 to investigate reports that Iraq was trying to buy uranium ore there.
"One area of inquiry, which now seems to be unresolved, is why [Mrs. Plame] provided different testimony to the CIA inspector general, [Senate intelligence] committee staff and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform," they wrote in additional views to a Senate report about prewar intelligence on Iraq, published Friday.
The additional views were submitted by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Sen. Christopher S. Bond of Missouri, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah and Richard M. Burr of North Carolina.
There is more. She has told three different versions of how her husband came to go to Niger and on the surface they appear to be inconsistent. This will lead to challenges to her credibility in any civil suits that she and her husband have brought about the events, and she will have to rationalize the different versions if she can.

Some who have followed the "Plame" case closely have suggested that she may face her own perjury case like Libby did. I am skeptical that such a case would be brought, but I am still of the opinion that the Libby case should never have been brought either.


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