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.
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???
Sure, Joe, I'll contribute. Here's a quarter...Go out and buy yourself a clue.
How does that song go? "Here's a dime, go call someone who cares."
Anyone taking bets on how long before this case is dismissed?
You mean his attorney isn't on a "you don't pay if you don't win" fee schedule?
The DNC will foot the bill for them.
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.
Tell them to apply at DU.
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.
Worth about 35 cents (US).
I'm sure DU has a please contribute thread running already.
Well, he sure invited the right crowd to beg for financial help!
I wonder how much money Big Media donated to the cause?
Are they asking folks to pay them by credit card? We've fixed wagons for this before....