15 July 2005


from the New York Times:

Karl Rove, the White House senior adviser,
spoke with the columnist Robert D. Novak
as he was preparing an article in July 2003
that identified a C.I.A. officer who was
undercover, someone who has been
officially briefed on the matter said.

Mr. Rove has told investigators that he
learned from the columnist the name of
the C.I.A. officer, who was referred to by
her maiden name, Valerie Plame, and the
circumstances in which her husband, former
Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, traveled
to Africa to investigate possible uranium
sales to Iraq, the person said.

After hearing Mr. Novak's account, the
person who has been briefed on the matter
said, Mr. Rove told the columnist:

"I heard that, too."

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