FORMER COVERT CIA OFFICER VALERIE PLAME WILSON, WHOSE COVER WAS BLOWN IN THE WHITE HOUSE LEAK SCANDAL, SPEAKS TO KATIE COURIC IN HER FIRST INTERVIEW -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY
Valerie Plame Wilson, the former covert CIA officer whose leaked identity resulted in a national scandal that reached all the way to the White House, will appear on 60 MINUTES in her first interview. Plame spoke to Katie Couric recently for a report to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 21 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Plame Wilson and her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, accuse the Bush administration of leaking her identity to the press as retaliation for Wilson's claim that the White House manipulated intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. A subsequent investigation into the leak resulted in the conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice of Lewis Libby, the former top aide of Vice President Richard Cheney.