The CIA Leak Investigation

TitleThe CIA Leak Investigation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBirch, BD, Englehardt, E, Woell, JW, Sheela, P
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Date PublishedFall 2005
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsCriminal Justice , JOURNALISM , Misconduct , Public Policy
AbstractWhen Robert Novak revealed the name of Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA agent, a chain of events was set in motion that few anticipated. Novak, a nationally syndicated columnist, stated in his column of July 14, 2003, that "Valerie Plame is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. A great controversy arose about Novak's source of this information, which was later found to be Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Questions were asked about why the White House chose to reveal this information to the press, and a Federal Grand Jury was convened to investigate whether the source of the leak committed a crime. This case is accompanied by a number articles providing commentary about the case.
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