This is just a diaryette, because I didn't see this published today at DailyKos, but maybe it was. Many of you remember Jason Leopold, reporter at truthout.org, who went out on a limb to assert that Karl Rove would be indicted in the CIA leak Case, back when this was being investigated by Patrick Fitzgerald. Turns out this did not happen, Rove was not indicted, and many criticized Leopold for sloppy and non-credible reporting. On the flip see the 2-part interview Jason Leopold just completed with Valerie Plame and published to YouTube today.
Five months ago I posted the video interview Leopold did with Joe Wilson, which was, sadly, very underviewed. (It was Leopold's first visible effort to seek to rehabilitate his reputation, or so it seemed to me.) It was an excellent interview. He published one other interview 4 months ago, and now today his third interview subject is Valerie Plame. If nothing more, what this communicates is Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame both trust him. There's got to be an underlying reason for this.
FWIW, when I first saw the Wilson interview, I commented on Jason's video channel at YouTube that he had the opportunity to set the record straight in that interview about the Rove indictment issue, but he didn't. he came close to the subject matter, but neglected it. I wrote in comments that I thought he'd serve himself well to address the issue up front. he later communicated by email that he intended to.
Here now is Part 2 of his interview with Valerie Plame, published today on YouTube: (embed did not work)
And here are some excerpts from Leopold's "liner notes" about this interview:
Valerie Plame Still Wants to Know ... By Jason Leopold t r u t h o u t | Report Tuesday 13 November 2007
Former covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson would still like to know the identity of the CIA official who passed her name to the office of Vice President Dick Cheney in the spring of 2003, and 'under what circumstances.' That's just one of several unanswered questions Plame Wilson has been trying to figure out in the years since several senior officials in the Bush administration leaked her name to syndicated columnist Robert Novak and a handful of other journalists. That leak ended her two-decade CIA career. 'I'd like to know, why did Novak go with my maiden name, Plame, in his original article?' Plame Wilson said during an hour-long, two-part interview with Truthout. 'I always thought that was strange. When I married, I took my married name. And then he [Novak] used Valerie Plame [in his column]. It was only the CIA who knew that I worked for them, and my maiden name.'
...Perhaps the most important question yet to be answered for Plame Wilson is whether President Bush had prior knowledge about the leak of her identity. "I'd love to know, what did President Bush know about all of this?" Plame Wilson said.