In particular, this is the key statement made by May all the way back in late September 2003:
On July 14, Robert Novak wrote a column in the Post and other newspapers naming Mr. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative.
That wasn't news to me. I had been told that — but not by anyone working in the White House. Rather, I learned it from someone who formerly worked in the government and he mentioned it in an offhand manner, leading me to infer it was something that insiders were well aware of.
COMMON KNOWLEDGE that Valerie Plame was a CIA OPERATIVE!!! That was the contention that May made. Not just working for the CIA, not an analyst...An OPERATIVE!
Johnson stated bluntly that May was wrong about this and flatly stated he'd give May $5,000 to demonstrate it was common knowledge.
Because May finally responded yesterday -- by not actually responding. Not once does he actually respond by supporting his statement of September 29, 2003, which is what Johnson stated. I know it is repulsive, but go ahead and try to read it and see if you can fathom how it addresses or supports May's original assertion at all.
Tell us ClifFORD once again who your "buddy" is and how you know Plame's "Operative Status" was COMMON KNOWLEDGE? Your alleged rebuttal does not, nor does it contain an ounce of actually addressing the question.
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