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Wilson and Plame Want Help Paying for Lawsuit
CNSNews.com ^ | 14 JULY 2006 | Susan Jones

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.


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MALICIOUS PROSECUTION - An intentional tort arising from the institution or instigation of unjustifiable and unreasonable civil or criminal litigation. An action for malicious prosecution can be brought against the underlying case's plaintiff, plaintiff's counsel and/or advisors.
1 posted on 07/14/2006 12:31:59 PM PDT by radar101
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To: radar101

Choke on it Wilsons -- you are getting what you deserve. On second thought, you want some "financial help"? How about a matching set of striped pajamas???


2 posted on 07/14/2006 12:33:58 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: radar101

Sure, Joe, I'll contribute. Here's a quarter...Go out and buy yourself a clue.


3 posted on 07/14/2006 12:34:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: radar101
In the next breath, he asked for help in defraying costs associated with the lawsuit.

How does that song go? "Here's a dime, go call someone who cares."

4 posted on 07/14/2006 12:34:39 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: radar101

5 posted on 07/14/2006 12:34:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: radar101

Anyone taking bets on how long before this case is dismissed?


6 posted on 07/14/2006 12:35:11 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: radar101

You mean his attorney isn't on a "you don't pay if you don't win" fee schedule?

Smart attorney.


7 posted on 07/14/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: radar101

The DNC will foot the bill for them.


8 posted on 07/14/2006 12:35:50 PM PDT by sport
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To: radar101
Support Joe and Valerie Wilson (Woo hoo! Only 100% to go.)
9 posted on 07/14/2006 12:36:03 PM PDT by dighton
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To: radar101

Now, why do they need to raise dough for the lawsuit?

Aren't they both working?

And didn't "herself" just get an advance from some publishing house for a book about this whole non-story?

Good Lord, they whine and complain and now they want others to help pay for this meaningless litigation? Wow. it's clear now, these two have no shame.


10 posted on 07/14/2006 12:36:12 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: radar101

Tell them to apply at DU.


11 posted on 07/14/2006 12:36:33 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Kenny Bunkport

What happened to the 2.5 million secret agent Plame got for that book she is going to write? Joe must have spent all on Niger tea.


12 posted on 07/14/2006 12:36:48 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: radar101
I've just sealed an envelope addressed to Joe and Valerie that contains $100,000.

Zimbabwean dollars.

Worth about 35 cents (US).

13 posted on 07/14/2006 12:37:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: radar101

I'm sure DU has a please contribute thread running already.


14 posted on 07/14/2006 12:37:42 PM PDT by b4its2late (The Road Map to Peace is looking more like a "Road Map to Pieces")
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To: radar101

F*** 'em!


15 posted on 07/14/2006 12:37:53 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: radar101
Anything to further envelope liberal sympathizers into believing their tripe.

And they're cheap, too!
16 posted on 07/14/2006 12:37:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: radar101
Hey DUmmies, they are just $10 away, give today

:)

17 posted on 07/14/2006 12:38:23 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The Latest on the Ohio gov race http://blackwellvstrickland.blogspot.com)
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To: radar101
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

Well, he sure invited the right crowd to beg for financial help!

I wonder how much money Big Media donated to the cause?

18 posted on 07/14/2006 12:38:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: radar101

Are they asking folks to pay them by credit card? We've fixed wagons for this before....


19 posted on 07/14/2006 12:38:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: RexBeach
And didn't "herself" just get an advance from some publishing house for a book about this whole non-story?

My guess is these two things are connected. Her prior book deal fell apart, so she probably used the pending litigation (and the publicity it will generate) as leverage to help negotiate the new deal with Simon & Schuster.
20 posted on 07/14/2006 12:39:00 PM PDT by shining_city
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To: radar101

Plame's 7-figure book contract isn't enoughg for their little legal adventure? Just how expensive is their lawyer???


21 posted on 07/14/2006 12:39:21 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RexBeach
From another thread...

Following hubby’s 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.

22 posted on 07/14/2006 12:40:17 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Panzerlied

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.


23 posted on 07/14/2006 12:40:53 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: MAexile

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."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A39834-2004Jul9

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.
http://www.nytimes.com/financialtimes/business/FT1087373295002.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A39834-2004Jul9




24 posted on 07/14/2006 12:41:00 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our dear friends in Israel.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That is a good idea.
Maybe I will send them my two cents - literally.


25 posted on 07/14/2006 12:41:30 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: radar101

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.


26 posted on 07/14/2006 12:41:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Start with Andrea Mitchell.

And Libby's lawyers say they already have six people lined up.


27 posted on 07/14/2006 12:41:52 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: radar101

I'll sell my grandmother's jewelry.


28 posted on 07/14/2006 12:42:18 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: RexBeach

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.


29 posted on 07/14/2006 12:43:19 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: radar101

I have a couple of cow-pies I'd be willing to send her.


30 posted on 07/14/2006 12:44:54 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: radar101
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."


31 posted on 07/14/2006 12:45:38 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: radar101

We're only $10 away from....


32 posted on 07/14/2006 12:47:17 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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To: radar101

Two words -- POUND SAND!


33 posted on 07/14/2006 12:47:33 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Howlin
I think that the Air America network should pay for Val's legal costs. Let's apply the expression of kill-two-birds-with-one stone-headed idea
34 posted on 07/14/2006 12:47:36 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: radar101
The Wilsons are just $10 away from bilking a DUmmie out of $10.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1632958
35 posted on 07/14/2006 12:48:08 PM PDT by OSHA (Lose money FAST playing penny stocks. Ask me how!)
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To: radar101

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.


36 posted on 07/14/2006 12:48:43 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Famous last words: "what does Ibtz mean?")
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To: radar101

So, George Soros must have refused to chip in some dough. Must really be a loser.


37 posted on 07/14/2006 12:49:23 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: thoughtomator

A fool and his money...


38 posted on 07/14/2006 12:50:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (There are only a few absolute truths in life, everything else is just an opinion.)
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To: radar101
Since Fitzpatrick wouldn't indict Rove or Cheney, it looks like they've decided to do it themselves.

But I don't see how this case can even go forward as long as Libby is still under indictment.

39 posted on 07/14/2006 12:50:46 PM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: radar101

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.


40 posted on 07/14/2006 12:52:22 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: radar101
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.

Funny, isn't it, that the DUpes are all worried about the supposed exposure of Plame, and the "danger" that it put her in, but they don't seem to have any problem when the New York Slimes exposes critical portions of our anti-terrorist strategy that puts untold numbers of American citizens in danger. Damned hypocrites.

41 posted on 07/14/2006 12:53:00 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: radar101
I was thinking this morning about all the people the Clinton machine rolled over. Paula Jones, Linda Tripp, the woman he groped in the hall, her name escapes me. Isn't is funny how if you:

- accuse a Democrat, you get the "nuts and sluts" treatment from the Dem hacks and the media.

- accuse a Republican, you get basically martyrs treatment by the media and the rats.

What would the world would think of Valerie Plame right now if Bush were a Democrat?

Bias doesn't get much more obvious than that. At that, in Juanita's case, you would be making that comparison between a rape allegation and essentially revealing Valerie's name is published in a Who's Who directory. Not exactly moral equivalents.

Unbelievable..
42 posted on 07/14/2006 12:53:40 PM PDT by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: sport
My guess is that the MSM is not happy with these two. Too many of their own will be questioned.

If the suit is not dismissed out of hand.

43 posted on 07/14/2006 12:54:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Patrick1

The first book deal collapsed. Now Simon & Shuster has offered them a deal, which explains the lawsuit. They had to have promised to generate some type of publicity.


44 posted on 07/14/2006 12:55:04 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Peach
From my files...

Butler Report:

It is accepted by all parties that Iraqi officials visited Niger in 1999. The British Government had intelligence from several different sources indicating that this visit was for the purpose of acquiring uranium. Since uranium constitutes almost three-quarters of Niger’s exports, the intelligence was credible.

The Butler Report affirmed what the British government had said about the Niger uranium story back in 2003, and specifically endorsed what Bush said as well.

By extension, we conclude also that the statement in President Bush’s State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa” was well-founded.

Senate Committee:

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reported July 7, 2004 that the CIA had received reports from a foreign government (not named, but probably Britain) that Iraq had actually concluded a deal with Niger to supply 500 tons a year of partially processed uranium ore, or "yellowcake." That is potentially enough to produce 50 nuclear warheads.

The Senate report said the CIA then asked a "former ambassador" to go to Niger and report. That is a reference to Joseph Wilson -- who later became a vocal critic of the President's 16 words. The Senate report said Wilson brought back denials of any Niger-Iraq uranium sale, and argued that such a sale wasn't likely to happen. But the Intelligence Committee report also reveals that Wilson brought back something else as well -- evidence that Iraq may well have wanted to buy uranium.

Wilson reported that he had met with Niger's former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mayaki, who said that in June 1999 he was asked to meet with a delegation from Iraq to discuss "expanding commercial relations" between the two countries.

Based on what Wilson told them, CIA analysts wrote an intelligence report saying former Prime Minister Mayki "interpreted 'expanding commercial relations' to mean that the (Iraqi) delegation wanted to discuss uranium yellowcake sales." In fact, the Intelligence Committee report said that "for most analysts" Wilson's trip to Niger "lent more credibility to the original Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports on the uranium deal."

He (the intelligence officer) said he judged that the most important fact in the report was that the Nigerian officials admitted that the Iraqi delegation had traveled there in 1999, and that the Nigerian Prime Minister believed the Iraqis were interested in purchasing uranium, because this provided some confirmation of foreign government service reporting.

Both the US and British investigations make clear that some forged Italian documents, exposed as fakes soon after Bush spoke, were not the basis for the British intelligence Bush cited, or the CIA's conclusion that Iraq was trying to get uranium.

FactCheck.org

45 posted on 07/14/2006 12:55:08 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Gay State Conservative

I sent them $100,000,000 from my Nigerian bank account.


46 posted on 07/14/2006 12:55:37 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: radar101

The blabber mouths but "don't blame me" idiots want help with their lawsuit: See the Hildebeast! She has 22 million in the bank.


47 posted on 07/14/2006 12:56:17 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: radar101

Get some pencils and a cup and hit the street.. right where you belong.


48 posted on 07/14/2006 12:57:04 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: OSHA

OMG - I followed the link and read how many, many of those folks are going to send money to the Wilsons! Once again, the shameless win out because so many are so silly. Truly sad.


49 posted on 07/14/2006 12:58:56 PM PDT by fritzthecat (I only regret my economies)
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To: sgtbono2002

I wonder why she would quit the CIA because of this non-story?

Oh well, her choice, and her consequences.

I am astonished, though, that they are asking people to help pay for their lawsuit. THAT is remarkable.


50 posted on 07/14/2006 12:59:57 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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