Announcing Yearly Kos Panel on CIA Leak Investigation
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 washingtonpost.com
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.
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.