Official court documents released later, on April 5, 2006, reveal that Libby testified that "he was specifically authorized in advance" of his meeting with Judith Miller, reporter for The New York Times, to disclose the "key judgments" of the October 2002 classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE).According to Libby's testimony, "the Vice President later advised him that the President had authorized defendant to disclose the relevant portions of the NIE [to Judith Miller]." According to his testimony, the information that Libby was authorized to disclose to Miller "was intended to rebut the allegations of an administration critic, former ambassador Joseph Wilson." A couple of days after Libby's meeting with Miller, then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice told reporters, "We don't want to try to get into kind of selective declassification" of the NIE, adding, "We're looking at what can be made available." A "sanitized version" of the NIE in question was officially declassified on July 18, 2003, ten days after Libby's contact with Miller, and was presented at a White House background briefing on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq.His divorce had been "delayed because I was never in one place long enough to complete the process," though he and she had already been living separate lives since the mid-1990s.Plame and Wilson are the parents of twins, Trevor Rolph, and Samantha Finnell Diana, born in January 2000.In collaboration with a ghostwriter, Plame wrote a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA and she has subsequently written and published at least two spy novels.A biographical feature film, Fair Game, was produced based on memoirs by her and her husband.In 1997, while she was working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Plame met former Ambassador Joseph C.
David Corn and Michael Isikoff argued that the undercover work being done by Plame and her CIA colleagues in the Directorate of Central Intelligence Nonproliferation Center strongly contradicted such a claim.After a failed appeal, President Bush commuted Libby's sentence.No one was formally charged with leaking the information.Professionally, while a covert CIA officer, she used her given first name and her maiden surname, "Valerie Plame." Since leaving the CIA, as a speaker, she has used the name "Valerie Plame Wilson", Socially, and in public records of her political contributions, since her marriage in 1998, she has used the name "Valerie E.
Wilson." At the time that they met, Wilson relates in his memoir, he was separated from his second wife Jacqueline; they divorced after 12 years of marriage so that he could marry Plame.
There was, however, no count for disclosing classified information, i.e., Plame's status as a CIA operative.