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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cialeak; hate; howconvenient; lying
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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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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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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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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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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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