In May of 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney was questioned by federal investigators about his role in the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity. Today, in response to a court order resulting from a suit brought by CREW, notes from that interview were finally released.
Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said, “For years the American people have wondered what role Vice President Cheney played in outing former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson. While we may never know the whole story, with the release of these documents we are one step closer.” Sloan continued, “In his closing statement at Scooter Libby’s trial, Special Counsel Fitzgerald said a cloud remained over the vice-president. Mr. Cheney’s near total amnesia regarding his role in this monumental Washington scandal – resulting in the conviction of his top aide – shows why.”
FDL will have more soon on the suit and the contents of the FBI notes. But we wanted to give you a heads-up and a link to the docs.
Here is the interview transcript (PDF).