Skip to comments.Wilson and Plame Want Help Paying for Lawsuit
Posted on 07/14/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT by radar101
This remains a nation of laws," former Ambassador Joe Wilson said on Friday -- and it also remains a nation of lawsuits, as Wilson demonstrated at a press conference in Washington.
Wilson invited reporters to hear why he and his wife Valerie Plame are suing Vice President Dick Cheney, presidential adviser Karl Rove, and former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, accuses Cheney, Rove and Libby of conspiring to "discredit, punish and seek revenge" against Wilson -- for his criticism of the Bush administration as it built its case for the war in Iraq.
At the press conference on Friday, Wilson said the alleged "attack" on him and his wife "was based on lies and disinformation and included the compromise of Valerie's identity as a classified officer of the Central Intelligence Agency."
Wilson said administration officials' "abuse of power for personal revenge broke faith with their obligations as public servants to uphold and defend the Constitution."
Wilson said the lawsuit is about the pursuit of justice. In the next breath, he asked for help in defraying costs associated with the lawsuit.
Plame and Wilson have set up a website to help them "pay for the substantial legal costs associated with the illegal leaking of Mrs. Wilson's classified CIA status."
The website says if Wilson and Plame win a bundle in court, they'll return the money to the trust they've established - and distribute it to a charity that "works to protect government whistleblowers' First Amendment rights and helps to defend them from retaliatory action."
According to Friday's Washington Post, Plame and Wilson are seeking unspecified monetary compensation for a "gross invasion of privacy" that could jeopardize the safety of their children and make Plame a target for America's enemies.
Plame's 7-figure book contract isn't enoughg for their little legal adventure? Just how expensive is their lawyer???
Following hubbys lead, the newly retired Plame wallowed out of the funk her lack of professional opportunities inspired to accept a $2.5 million book deal with Crown Publishing. When this deal fell through, she settled on an unspecified contract with Simon & Schuster. This new contract was announced the same day as the lawsuit: Thursday.
I don't know how long 'til the case is dismissed, but the CIA will testify in court to her still-covert status at the time in question when pigs fly, and without that she has no case. It will be a lot easier to round up a dozen people willing to testify that they heard a tipsy Joe bragging about his wife being a covert CIA agent at Washington cocktail parties, long before anyone in the Bush Administration is alleged to have breathed a word about her.
Wilson lied again today in his press conference when he said that nothing he found in Niger supported the Bush administration's contention that Iraq was trying to purchase uranium.
Here we have the reason why the left pretended to be upset about the outting of a non-covert CIA employee; Wilson was lying to the American public that Bush lied and that served the Democrat's purpose. Never mind the fact that it is Wilson who lied:
The panel found that Wilson's report, "rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, actually bolstered the case for most intelligence analysis."
To this day, British intelligence maintains that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa, recently underlined by a report from The Financial Times of London. The British government states "European intelligence officers have now revealed... human and electronic intelligence sources from a number of countries picked up repeated discussion of an illicit trade in uranium from Niger." The New York Times paraphrased the above with a clear-cut story titled: "Intelligence Backs Claim Iraq Tried to Buy Uranium." The essay leaves no doubt as to the claim of Bush in January 2003 that Saddam Hussein was not only was trying to procure uranium, but had been for years.
Wilson misled the Washington Post in June 2003, when he told the paper that the Niger intelligence was based on documents that had clearly been forged because "the dates were wrong and the names were wrong." In fact, Wilson had never seen the reports.
When the Senate committee staff asked Wilson how he could have come to that conclusion, Wilson replied that he may have "misspoken" (See first paragraph) to reporters.
That is a good idea.
Maybe I will send them my two cents - literally.
They need to pay for their own frivolous lawsuit. My taxes are paying for the Government's side of the argument...I have no $$$ left over for the Wilson's.
Start with Andrea Mitchell.
And Libby's lawyers say they already have six people lined up.
I'll sell my grandmother's jewelry.
She must have quit the CIA , I heard her on a radio progarm today and she said she would have just loved to have been able to keep working for the CIA but now that she is outed of course she cant. Or something to that effect, I couldnt get it all I was trying to listen and drive and throwing up out the window all at the same time.
They have the gall to ask for financial support. Well" I guess some dumb assed democrat Liberal will send them something. The washington Post and New York Times should send a donation , this is what keeps selling their trash.
I have a couple of cow-pies I'd be willing to send her.
We're only $10 away from....
Two words -- POUND SAND!
Their aim, it appears, is to cash in on the gullibility of all those frothing lefties that have adored them so much over the years.
So, George Soros must have refused to chip in some dough. Must really be a loser.
A fool and his money...
But I don't see how this case can even go forward as long as Libby is still under indictment.
Never in the history of the world, in all its manifestations, has begging been elevated to such a high state of so-called respectability as we see it today.
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