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Plame Sues CIA, Wants To Leak More Secrets

From her comrades-in-arms at Reuters:

X-Spy Plame and publisher sue CIA over her memoir

By Michelle Nichols, Thu May 31

An ex-spy whose unmasking led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide is suing the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing it of unconstitutionally interfering with publication of her memoir.

Valerie Plame Wilson and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in New York on Thursday against J. Michael McConnell, the CIA director of national intelligence, and CIA Director Michael Hayden…

The suit said although the CIA had released Plame’s dates of service in an unclassified document, “the CIA now purports to classify or reclassify Ms. Wilson’s pre-2002 federal service dates” so it cannot be published in her memoir “Fair Game.”

The CIA had also demanded “significant portions” of Wilson’s manuscript be “excised or rendered ‘fiction”‘ to protect the secrecy of Wilson’s service before 2002, it said.

“Defendants cannot unring the bell by asserting that their documented, authorized and voluntary disclosure was just a mistake,” the suit said.

“There simply is no basis for the CIA to maintain in effect that Valerie Plame is the only person in the world who is not entitled to publish this information,” it said…

Which is it? Are the Plames trying to protect hers and his super-secret spy histories? And protect their personal safety that has been so recklessly endangered. Or are they trying to make a buck off of it?

They need to pick a story and stick to it.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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