Locating the Source of the Plame Leak
July 20, 2007 Lawyers for CIA operative Valerie Plame say they plan to appeal a judge's decision dismissing Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Cheney and other current and former Bush administration officials. Plame claimed they leaked her covert CIA status in retribution for her husband's public criticism of the administration.
July 4, 2007 Syndicated columnist Robert Novak was there at the beginning of the CIA leak case when he revealed the identity of Valerie Plame in his newspaper column. Novak talks about his role in the events that led to a federal investigation and the commuted sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
July 3, 2007 Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson says President Bush short-circuited the justice system and circumvented the rule of law when he commuted the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Wilson is the husband of Valerie Plame, the CIA operative whose identity was leaked.
March 6, 2007 Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is convicted on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice in the investigation of the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. Prosecutors say Libby leaked Plame's identity to discredit her husband, a critic of the Iraq war.
November 18, 2005 Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald files court papers seeking another grand jury to hear more evidence in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case. The move comes after The Washington Post's Bob Woodward disclosed that he had a role in the case, of which Fitzgerald was previously unaware.
November 3, 2005 White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has lost credibility with the press corps over the Valerie Plame matter. Now some speculate his only way out of the vise is to step down.