NY Sun Publishes Declassified INR Memo in PlameGate
Here is the declassified June 9 INR Memo (pdf) on Joseph Wilson and his trip to Niger. It discusses the February 19, 2002 meeting "convened by Valerie Wilson, a CIA WMD manager."
The Sun's headline is that the memo does not say Plame's status was secret, meaning classified or covert. Wilson says the memo's account of the meeting is inaccurate:
Mr. Wilson told the Sun yesterday that the State Department's account of how his trip was arranged was "absolutely inaccurate." The meeting was not convened by my wife," the former ambassador said. "She had, as it now turns out, the misfortune of having escorted me into the building. ... She left before the meeting started." He also said that the subject of his going to Niger did not arise until halfway through the session.
Mr. Wilson acknowledged that his wife drafted a memo describing his previous involvement with Niger, but he said she did so at the request of her supervisor. A Senate Intelligence Committee report issued in July 2004 said Ms. Plame "suggested his name for the trip."
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