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Outing of CIA-Agent Valerie Plame

In 2003, the identity of active CIA operative and wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson was leaked to the press by Scooter Libby, assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney. The decision to compromise Valerie Plame's cover came from Cheney himself as retribution for her husband's refusal to play part in the Administration's manipulation of evidence justifying the invasion of Iraq. Scooter Libby was convicted for obstruction of justice in 2007, taking the fall for Cheney.