Skip to comments.Lawyer: Five Witnesses Say Joe Wilson Outed Valerie Plame
Posted on 05/08/2006 11:49:56 AM PDT by yoe
In a development that got no media play over the weekend, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's defense lawyer announced on Friday that he has located five witnesses who will testify that Joe Wilson outed his wife Valerie Plame as a CIA employee before Robert Novak did so in his July 2003 column.
According to the NationalReviewOnline's Byron York, Libby's lawyer Ted Wells told the court that his witnesses "will say under oath that Mr. Wilson told them his wife worked for the CIA."
Wells said that he expects Leakgate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to call Wilson to testify in a bid to salvage his case.
Reacting to the news on Friday, Wilson declined to deny the allegation, suggesting instead that it no longer mattered who first outed his wife.
"The last I heard, this is case is about allegations Mr. Libby lied, perjured himself before the FBI, special prosecutor and grand jury and obstructed justice," he told CNN in a statement. "None of those charges of which he's been indicted has anything to do with me."
What book deal? ...what movie deal? It's classified!
.... and don't miss some of the other developments that add to the picture of the VIPS - CIP - Joe Wilson cabal to smear the Bush administration and undermine US national security:
It's too bad that the Bush look alike didn't mention this at the correspondent's dinner huh?
Joe's missing the point: It could also be about whether Wilson committed perjury.
Reacting to the news on Friday, Wilson declined to deny the allegation, suggesting instead that it no longer mattered who first outed his wife. "The last I heard, this is case is about allegations Mr. Libby lied, perjured himself before the FBI, special prosecutor and grand jury and obstructed justice," he told CNN.
But I thought many lives were put in danger by this vicious political attack, Joe. That couldnt have been ridiculous hyperbole, could it?
And we also know (via recent breathless media pronouncements) that Americas entire effort to monitor Irans nukes completely fell apart after Valeries cover was blown? Surely the person who did that should rot in jail forever, right Joe?
Boy, I sure hope we fry that scumbag if we ever get our hands on him.
Lol, but the appropriate response is: "I'm wearing Armani".
Sorry, all, there's a duplicate thread on the "American Thinker" article - I think we should all try to use this one for new comments:
I can't wait for the poo to hit the fan. Me thinks Larry Johnson and Ray McGovern better be tying up the loose ends cause they are part of the leak.
This guy is as low as a child molester. He has set events in motion that he is now trying to extricate himself from..
At least, unlike Helen 'Battleaxe' Thomas and other loony leftys, Valerie Plame is hot.
But there's the frustration. Prosecutors never bring charges against the alleged victims, guilty though they may be.
This smarmy character actually disclosed his wife's name. I just won a bet.
The fact that he will not deny this is truly something. He IS right that the charge against Libby is perjury, not "outing" his wife, but considering the statements IN WRITING that he has made, this failure to go on the record denying this is truly something.
I think a jury will find it difficult to convict if the original charges of "outing" an agent turns out to be the husband himself!
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