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Announcing Yearly Kos Panel on CIA Leak Investigation

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I’m very excited to announce that on June 9, 2006 we’ll be having a panel at the Yearly Kos convention to discuss the CIA leak investigation.  I’ll be moderating, and the panel members will be:

Christy Hardin Smith, former prosecutor and blogger at Firedoglake 
Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame and author of The Politics of Truth.
Marcy Wheeler, who blogs as "emptywheel" at The Next Hurrah
Larry Johnson,  former CIA official and blogger at No Quarter
Dan Froomkin, whose column "White House Briefing" appears at the

We will be discussing how the actions taken by Joe Wilson to tell the truth about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq lead to the exposing of his wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame.  We’ll focus on the subsequent investigation by the Justice Department and Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.  We’ll be discussing the actions of the Bush Administration, the indictment of Scooter Libby, and the integral role played by journalists and the media.  Each member of the panel brings their unique insight and experience to the discussion and I hope you will all join us for a rare opportunity to bring these perspectives together for what will no doubt be a lively and insightful conversation.

There is more information on the panel on a special Yearly Kos page and you can register for the convention here.   I hope everyone can join us, it’s going to be a whole lot of fun.  

We’re also going to be having a special firedoglake breakfast for all our readers who would like to have the chance to meet and discuss the topic that has been the foundation upon which this blog was built and which has offered us all so many hours of obsessive, political junkie entertainment.  We’ll be letting you know the details of that soon but we hope that all the armchair Plame-ologists will be able to be there.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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