The secret that wasn't that was

A CIA panel blocks the core of Valerie Plame's book.

By Tim Grieve
Published January 8, 2007 5:25PM (EST)

Remember how the outing of Valerie Plame was no big thing because everybody knew that she was an undercover CIA operative? A CIA panel has declared that Plame can't even mention in her upcoming book that she worked for the CIA because she had "nonofficial cover" while there.

Scooter Libby's trial begins next week.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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