On July 8, 2003, Robert Novak of the Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. “Armitage revealed a tantalizing morsel that was in the classified INR [Bureau of Intelligence and Research] memo: that [Envoy to Niger and former Ambassador Joe] Wilson’s wife [Valerie Plame] worked at the CIA on weapons of mass destruction and had suggested her husband for the mission to Niger [to investigate possible sales of uranium to Iraq].”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 263