Prosecutor in Plame Leak Examined Falsified Niger Uranium Report

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 24, 2005

As reported by UPI today: “NATO sources have confirmed to United Press International that Fitzgerald’s team of investigators has sought and obtained documentation on the forgeries from the Italian government. Fitzgerald’s team has been given the full, and as yet unpublished report of the Italian parliamentary inquiry into the affair, which started when an Italian journalist obtained documents that appeared to show officials of the government of Niger helping to supply the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein with Yellowcake uranium. This claim, which made its way into President Bush’s State of the Union address in January, 2003, was based on falsified documents from Niger and was later withdrawn by the White House.”

  • Related court filing, Brief of the United States, Appellee, from the website of the Office of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald
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