Dem Candidate’s Campaign Video Hilariously Destroyed By Fact-Check [Video]
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame is running for office ad a Democrat in New Mexico. Her campaign video and be described as pompous, to say the least, but also confusing and full of lies. Confusing because it looks and feels very pro-gun.
And well, the lies? In her video, Plame claims that Former VP Dick Chaney’s chief of staff leaked her name as a CIA operative and alluded that that’s what he was in jail for. Trump recently pardoned Libby and Plame’s video paints her as a hard-hitter that will target Trump on a personal vendetta.
Thankfully, fact check brought Plame back to reality…
Tuesday, Glenn Kessler, who testified at the leak trial, debunked Plame’s attempt to blame Scooter Libby for leaking her information and called her out for exaggerating her role in the CIA and trying to make Trump the bad guy:
“I was an undercover CIA operative. My assignment was preventing rogue states and terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. You name a hot spot, I lived it. [images of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and North Korea] Then Dick Cheney’s chief of staff took revenge against my husband and leaked my identity. His name: Scooter Libby. Guess who pardoned him last year?” [image of President Trump]
Well, Kessler set the record straight on the Dem who is currently running for New Mexico’s 3rd District.
Kessler begins by first noting that Plame’s video potentially misleads viewers about her role in the CIA. “The ad strongly suggests that Plame was an undercover operative in places such as Iran and North Korea, when that was not the case,” he writes. “She was under diplomatic cover in Greece,” he notes.
While she wasn’t undercover in Iran and North Korea, she was “operations chief at the Joint Task Force on Iraq of the Counterproliferation Division of the CIA’s clandestine operations directorate when her name was publicly disclosed in a column written by Robert Novak and published in The Washington Post on July 14, 2003,” Kessler explains.
“Libby was convicted of perjury and lying to the FBI during its investigation, but he was not charged with leaking Plame’s name,” Kessler explains. The fact-checker goes on to give a detailed account of the famous leak case, including this key passage:
“Libby was charged and convicted of misleading investigators about his conversations with reporters, in particular a claim that he received information about Plame from NBC’s Tim Russert. But the only article that directly can be traced to Libby is the item in Time magazine — in which one could argue he only tangentially confirmed information already obtained by the reporter — and the jury acquitted Libby on the charge of lying about what he told [Time’s Matthew] Cooper. No evidence emerged at trial that Libby had seen the State Department memo or that he knew Plame had a covert status.”
He adds that Plame’s name first leaked via Robert Novack’s report in the Washington Post and not Chaney’s chief of staff. She pulled that one out of her… hat. So Plame’s entire claims are completely bogus. Typical Democrat overplaying her hand and altering the facts. This looks and feels like a Hillary move to me.
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