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The Incredible Spreading Plame Fallout

Whoever told Novak and the estimated six other reporters that Plame was an operative could be in for more than one count of breaking the law now that a CIA front company has been exposed in the case. Brewster-Jennings & Associates, became public because it appeared in Federal Election Commission records on a form filled out in 1999 by Valerie Plame when she contributed $1,000 to Al Gore’s presidential primary campaign. The company was also listed on her W-2 tax form. The irony of the Gore connection (and partisan reprisal) aside, it doesn’t take much consideration to fully grasp the scope of the outting, every past and present employee of the front company is compromised, and could be in jeopardy if in foreign surroundings. Even an employee unaware of the CIA connection could be in danger if foreign governments believe that the person is a spy.

A former diplomat asserted that most every foreign country is probably investigating the fallout information at some level, including running deep database queries against information surrounding Plame that is now compromised.

UPDATE: Doing a Google search for “Brewster Jennings” led to an interesting #1 result. This keeps getting stranger.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at October 4, 2003 2:13 AM