3,396. 2/19/2002

"…the operations chief of the [CIA's] Joint Task Force on Iraq, Valerie Wilson, was married to a former U.S. Ambassador [Joseph Wilson] who was something of an expert on African uranium." Valerie Wilson asked her husband to attend a meeting at CIA headquarters on February 19, 2002. After bringing him to the meeting room, she left. "At the end of the meeting, Wilson was asked if he might be willing to travel to Niger and check out the [Iraq] yellowcake allegation…Wilson agreed to go on a pro bono basis with the CIA covering his expenses…He was not asked to sign a confidentiality agreement."

 – Hubris, Michael Isikoff and David Corn, 2/19/2002

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