CIA Leak Case

CIA Leak Case Watch: Vallerie Plame Sues Vice President Cheney, Scooter Libby and Karl Rove

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AP: Former CIA officer sues Cheney over leak

The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential adviser Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Valerie Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, accused Cheney, Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby of revealing Plame’s CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration’s motives in Iraq.

The lawsuit accuses Cheney, Libby, Rove and 10 unnamed administration officials or political operatives of putting the Wilsons and their children’s lives at risk by exposing Plame.

“This lawsuit concerns the intentional and malicious exposure by senior officials of the federal government of … (Plame), whose job it was to gather intelligence to make the nation safer and who risked her life for her country,” the Wilsons’ lawyers said in the lawsuit.

Flap supposes the revenue from the Wilson’s books is not enough. This suit has no merit but the attorneys will make some COIN.

Captain Ed says the lawsuit will be dropped in a New York minute.

For those who think that the Wilsons still have any credibility left, please see my omnibus post on the various efforts by Joe Wilson to obfuscate the truth until put under oath by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Undoubtedly, this lawsuit will founder on the same shoals — and it will give us a splendid opportunity to ask Plame under threat of perjury the following questions:

1. How did Joe Wilson get this assignment?
2. Why didn’t the CIA have him sign the standard agreement to keep his findings confidential?
3. Whjy didn’t the CIA correct the record when Wilson leaked and then wrote himself false information about his findings?

Let’s put Plame on the stand and really get to the heart of what she hoped to accomplish by promoting her husband for this task. I’d bet the lawsuit gets dropped in a New York minute — and if not, the record of Wilson’s prevarications should easily sink it.

Stay tuned……

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3 thoughts on “CIA Leak Case Watch: Vallerie Plame Sues Vice President Cheney, Scooter Libby and Karl Rove

  1. Without Merit? Only time can tell that.

    You need to update your time line to include Novaks latest statements, particularly the one where he says that Rove did indeed confirm that Wilson’s wife was a CIA agent. Of course it wouldn’t be a NeoCon blog if all the facts were presented.

    Cherry picking facts to support your side is the true Bush Doctrine.

  2. Well, the burden of proof will be on Valerie and she will have to prove her case by a preponderance of the evidence.

    I doubt she will be able to withstand discovery – that will be of course leaked to the press.

    And of course, Cheney, Rove and Libby will plead government immunity. A lot of motions for the attorneys.

    If you have nay newsworthy links put them up here or trackback from your blog. Flap cannot be everywhere, man. I am after all a practicing dentist.

    Flap

  3. Flap isn’t a NeoCon. He’s been a conservative for many years. Nothing wrong with people knowing Ms. Plame worked for CIA. The brouhaha was that she was outed from her position as an undercover agent which requires specific conditions to be met to be in violation of the law. Since the Special Prosecutor did not see fit to indict anyone for violating those special conditions, I must conclude that those conditions weren’t met and therefore there was no crime committed. Have a great weekend!

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