In a conference video that played more on a trailer of action movies, former CIA officer Valerie Plame wrongly blamed Dick Cheney's former chief of staff for revealing her identity in the early 2000s.
During her nearly one and a half minute video in which she announced that she was on her way to an open house chair in the deep blue third district of New Mexico, Plame said that Scooter Libby was responsible for ending her career at the CIA.
& # 39; My assignment was to prevent rogue states and terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. You name it a hotspot, I lived it, & Plame claimed in a voice-over. & # 39; Then Dick Cheney's chief of staff took revenge on my husband and leaked my identity. His name? Scooter Libby. & # 39;
& # 39; Guess who pardoned him last year? & # 39; she then asked a picture of Donald Trump flashing a fist pump on the screen, later adding that she has & # 39; scores to deal with the president & # 39 ;.
The video was released on Monday, but she has been talking about her congress run for months.
In May, Plame submitted papers to the Federal Election Commission to operate as a democrat in 2020. The seat opens while Democratic representative Ben Ray Lujan leaves to run to the Senate.
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame released a video on Monday announcing her bid for Congress while showing her beautiful driving skills taught by the CIA
In the video, she wrongly accused Dick Cheney & # 39; s former chief-scooter Libby of leaking her identity and essentially ending her CIA career
While driving a Chevrolet sports car backwards in the video, Plame, who identified herself as a former undercover CIA agent, claimed she was running to the office because the country is & # 39; backward & # 39; and says she wants to turn our country around & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My service was interrupted when my own government betrayed me, & # 39; she said as a clip of former president George W. Bush and his No. 2, Cheney played.
A scandal with her identity as a CIA officer made her famous in 2003 after her name and position were leaked and then published by Robert Novak of the Washington Post.
Although Libby spoke within the administration about Plame and her identity as a CIA employee, the leak that had caused her identity did not come directly from him.
Richard Armitage, who served as state secretary under Bush from 2001 to 2005, admitted that he had accidentally leaked the information about Plame.
On July 8, 2002, Armitage told Novak that Plame was the CIA officer who had recommended her husband, and former ambassador to Africa, Joseph Wilson for a controversial mission to investigate the uranium agreement in Niger.
& # 39; I'm afraid I might be the man who caused all this, & # 39; Armitage told a colleague. & # 39; I may have been the leaker. I spoke to Novak. & # 39;
The then Secretary of State Richard Armitage of former President George Bush admitted that he was the one who inadvertently leaked the identity of Plame
Robert Novak of the Washington Post (right), whose article revealed Plame's identity, confirmed that the then Bush strategist Karl Rove (left) was the second source in his article to confirm the information
Armitage also told CBS News in 2006 that he felt he was abandoning everyone & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I feel terrible, & # 39; he said at the time. & # 39; I think I abandoned the president every day. I have disappointed the Secretary of State. I have abandoned my ward, my family, and also abandoned Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. & # 39;
Novak confirmed that Bush & # 39; s chief political strategist Karl Rove was the second source to confirm Plame's identity.
Libby has never been accused of leaking Plame's name, but has been convicted of perjury and lying to the FBI during his investigation. Trump forgave Libby on April 13, 2018.
So-called & # 39; Plamegate & # 39; is not the only thing that stands in the way of Plame and a chair. She has also come under fire for sharing anti-Semitic feelings.
In September 2017, Plame posted an article from UNZ Review, an anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial website that trumpets white genocide conspiracy theory.
Together with an article link she contained the text of the headline: & # 39; America & # 39; s Jews drive the wars of America & # 39 ;.
In response to a tweet about Sean Spicer who apologized to Sheldon Adelson, a Jewish-American business magnate, she wondered if the then press secretary would also apologize for & # 39; other rich Jews & # 39 ;.
She also posted a December 2014 column on UNZ entitled: & # 39; Why I Still like Israel. & # 39;
Plame tried to explain the sharing of the tweets as she announced her run, said she apologized, and claimed that social media had a & # 39; hateful & # 39; place is.
Plame also sees obstacles in her earlier comments that praised anti-Semitic tropics. She posted an article in 2017 from a Holocaust denial site entitled: & # 39; America & # 39; s Jews Drive the Wars of America & # 39;
She also posted another column on Twitter in 2014 with the title & # 39; Why I still don't like Israel & # 39 ;. She rejected the tweets as a & # 39; doozy & # 39; wrong and said she had already apologized for posting it
& # 39; I have done much more than just going back, & # 39; Plame said in an interview in May about her intentions to run for Congress. & # 39; Let me be clear: it's not who I am, and it's not what I believe. It was extremely painful, I had not read the entire article completely. And when I realized what it was, it was embarrassing and painful. & # 39;
& # 39; I am human and we all make mistakes. And it was just a doozy and it was very public, & Plame said.
In her announcement video, Plame named her & # 39; Ukrainian Jewish & # 39; origin to try to adjust her previous comments.
& # 39; I am from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, & # 39; she said, giving a brief history of her roots. & # 39; Dad was with the Air Force. My brother almost died in Vietnam. & # 39;
Since making her candidacy official in May, Holocaust denier and former Californian representative Paul McCloskey have made three donations to her campaign.
During a speech in 2000, McCloskey refers to the & # 39; so-called Holocaust & # 39; while speaking at the Institute for Historical Review, an organization claiming that & # 39; the Holocaust is not & # 39; is denied & # 39;, & # 39; but & # 39; no & # 39; position & # 39; about a specific event or chapter in history. & # 39;
Actress Naomi Watts, who played Plame in Fair Game, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and actor Michael Douglas, have all contributed to her campaign since May, according to reports from the Federal Election Commission.
At the end of her video, entitled & # 39; Undercover & # 39 ;, she sees Plame stepping out of the car in which she did her CIA-learned stunts as she walked away from the car to the camera in slow motion.
& # 39; And yes, the CIA really taught us how to drive like this, & # 39; she said in the voice-over.
While dust blew her face and hair into the wind, she first spoke without words about the words of the video.
& # 39; And Mr. President, I still have to settle a few points. & # 39;
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