White House Didn't Investigate Plame Leak
| March 16, 2007 at 11:13 am
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An interesting turn in the Valerie Plame case. Congressional testimony shows there was no White House investigation of the leak.
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Dr. James Knodell, director of the Office of Security at the White House, told a congressional committee today that he was aware of no internal investigation or report into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.
The White House had first opposed Knodell testifying but after a threat of a subpoena from the committee yesterday he was allowed to appear today.
Knodell testified that those who had participated in the leaking of classified information were required to attest to this and he was not aware that anyone, including Karl Rove, had done that.
He said that he had started at the White House in August 2004, a year after the leak, but his records show no evidence of a probe or report there: "I have no knowledge of any investigation in my office," he said.
This is a pretty big deal -- and one the mainstream media seems to be overlooking at the moment. Either the administration knew who it was and didn't want to get that on record or they just didn't care. In my opinion, the smart money's on the former.