Late September, two and a half months later. Did you learn information that caused you concern.
Fl I saw article in NYT that CIA asked DOJ into investigation of identity of covert CIA agent. Went online at WaPo, read very big story about CIA asking for criminal investigation. I read that article.
P Was the person identified?
Fl As I recall it was Amb Joseph Wilson's wife. I was absolutely horrified. I thought I may have played a role in outing, oh my god did I play a role in outing a CIA officer, even though I had no idea that she was classifed or covert,
3. Or so Ari claims. The timing is pretty fishy.. It makes more sense if the sequence were reversed
Edited on Mon Jan-29-07 05:33 PM by Tin Man
Ari announces his intention to resign, shortly BEFORE he learns Plame's identity. Coincidence?
It makes more sense that Ari had knowlege earlier. Considering his frequent interface with members of the Washington press corps, Ari likely sensed the press had picked-up the scent of PlameGate.
So rather than participating in the unfolding coverup (at the risk of future criminal prosecution), Ari decided it would be smarter to simply resign, passing-off the move as a decision "to spend more time with his family"
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