The civil lawsuit by Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, said the couple suffered violations of their constitutional and legal rights.Of course, the W, Rove and Co is going to try and spin this as another "frivolous lawsuit," which it is anytying but Let's hope the Wilson/Plame team find "activist" judges of their brand rather than the kind that favor sitting dignitaries.
The CIA leak case flared after Wilson accused the administration of outing his wife to punish him for questioning use of intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the war launched by Washington in 2003.
An investigation led to the indictment of a top Cheney aide, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, last year on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. He is the only person charged so far in the case.
The civil lawsuit cited "a conspiracy among current and former high-level officials in the White House" to "discredit, punish and seek revenge against" Wilson for publicly disputing statements made by Bush justifying the war in Iraq.
While no specific dollar amount is requested, the lawsuit sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and attorneys' fees and costs.
The suit also named Libby, who was Cheney's former chief of staff, and 10 unnamed senior government officials and aides.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Plugging The Leaks
Looks like the Plame/Wilson family have hired themselves a very fancy set of lawyers and are setting about to plug the Whitehouse leaks themselves. Eventually, let's hope this doesn't end up costing us more taxpayer dollars, but I'm afraid it's more down the toilet to the cespool built by the W, Rove and Co: