The CIA started the investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame's identity because the fact that she was a covert operative was classified information. When Joe Wilson refuted the Nigerian Uranium claim the administration leaked than classified information to the press for political revenge against him and as a warning to others. He is not the first to suffer the wrath of the administration, Richard Clarke and Paul O'Neill suffered similarly.
If the administration is collecting classified information for the purpose of furthering a political agenda they are guilty of espionage.
Can a president be tried for espionage? I'd sure like to find out.
- ▼ 2005 (18)