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Update!!!  Plame to testify!!!!!  See below the fold.

The Rec list!  Amazing.  Please get the word out about this to all you know!

Update #4 below has, well, updated info from the Oversight Committee, pertaining to the Webcast.

Chairman Henry A. Waxman has announced that the House Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding hearings looking into the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, beginning on March the 16th.

Didn't see this diaried elsewhere - let's give Waxman some love and support!

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Offical release below the flip - cheers to you all!

Update:  Well, the details are already flying in fast about this one!

Valerie Plame to Testify

March 08, 2007

ABC News' Tom Shine Reports: Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has announced that Valerie Plame Wilson will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Friday, March 16th.

Other witnesses are also expected to appear but their names have not yet been released.

Original release:

Thursday, March 08, 2007
Disclosure of CIA Agent Identity
Committee Will Hold Hearing on Disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's Identity

Chairman Henry A. Waxman announced a hearing on whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. At the hearing, the Committee will receive testimony from Ms. Wilson and other experts regarding the disclosure and internal White House security procedures for protecting her identity from disclosure and responding to the leak after it occurred. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 16.

In addition, the Committee today sent a letter to Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald commending him for his investigation and requesting a meeting to discuss testimony by Mr. Fitzgerald before the Committee.

Updated: added some links -

Letter from Waxman to Fitzgerald(pdf)

Former testimony by CIA officials about damage caused by outing agents

Topic: CIA agent outing, Waxman's timeline and site

Waxman's site - sign up for email updates! (h/t coffeeinamrica)

Update 2:

I called Cspan to see whether or not they had any plans on showing the hearings.  The first lady I talked to didn't have any clue, I got elevated to a manager who said they only just heard and haven't made a decision yet.

Wonder what could help them make that decision?

YOUR phone call or email!

CSpan Contact Page

Main Number: (202) 737-3220
Email for suggesting events -

Please politely and courteously DEMAND that Cspan cover this historic event!

BTW - According to the lovely Christy Hardin Smith FDL WILL be liveblogging to the greatest extent possible!  Show them some love too.

Update #3 -

Again, from the comments at FDL:

Just talked to a guy in the Oversight office– so far only Valerie as a witness, open to the public (no passes necessary), there is no media room and they discourage computers in the hearing room b/c it is intrusive and since it promises to be packed– don’t do it. They will have a webcast from their site and they think that cspan will definately carry it.

H/T Angie @ FDL!

As I said below in the comments - it is hard work by you and I that will keep the momentum going for this story.  I can still remember reading about this for the first time 3 years ago.  I'm still as pissed now as I was then - more! - and I'll be damned if I'm just going to let this incident fade into the night!

Update #4 -

From the Committee web page -

The Oversight Committee will webcast the hearing live at

Interestingly enough, that address is incorrect; the actual address it will be shown at is -

My guess is that they've had a long day at the media room for the Committee :)  !!!  Thank you for all the hard work and phone calls - just got off of the phone with them and I'll have more information about who is going to show up on the 16th, tomorrow, if things pan out.

Keep up the calls, letters, and good hard work!  It is making a difference!  And let's not just hit Waxman, but all the committee members - find your rep. and let 'em know!

House Oversight Committee Members List

Originally posted to cycloptichorn on Thu Mar 08, 2007 at 11:24 AM PST.

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