Friday, July 15, 2005


More on CIA Leak Investigation

Rove fight escalates-Nation/Politics-The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: " A former CIA covert agent who supervised Mrs. Plame early in her career yesterday took issue with her identification as an 'undercover agent,' saying that she worked for more than five years at the agency's headquarters in Langley and that most of her neighbors and friends knew that she was a CIA employee.
'She made no bones about the fact that she was an agency employee and her husband was a diplomat,' Fred Rustmann, a covert agent from 1966 to 1990, told The Washington Times."

If this is true, then it begs the question...why is there a Grand Jury on the matter? The article also notes that she had not had an overseas assignment for over five years due to the birth of her twins. As I understand the law that applies here, the agent has to have been in an overseas covert position within the last six years in order for it to be a crime to "out" them. I may not understand it correctly, but that is what I think I remember. There must be more to it, because there would be little need to continue the Grand Jury if it is that simply dismissed.

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