Valerie Plame Wilson Fundraised for Clinton Campaign

The Trump critic sparked outrage Thursday with an anti-Semitic tweet

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee March 16, 2007 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of the former CIA agent. / Getty Images

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Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA operative who sparked outrage by tweeting out an anti-Semitic article Thursday, fundraised for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign.

The New York Times reported in August 2015, "Valerie Plame Is Among Hillary Clinton’s September Fund-Raisers."

"Hillary Rodham Clinton will make a two-day swing across the West Coast to raise money next month, where her campaign will hold a fund-raiser with the exposed former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame," reported the Times‘ Maggie Haberman.

Originally the Times reported that Clinton herself would be attending the fundraiser. A correction the next day clarified that, while the fundraiser would took place during Clinton's California swing, she would not be present.

Plame Wilson, who first made headlines when she was outed as a covert intelligence officer by a Bush administration official in 2003, caused controversy of her own by tweeting out a story that claimed American Jews were "driving America's wars."

At first, Plame Wilson doubled down and defended the article, which claimed that Jews should be banned from holding U.S. diplomatic positions in the Middle East, and should be forced to identify themselves as Jewish on cable television.

Ultimately though, Plame Wilson admitted her error and apologized.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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