Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband Joseph Wilson (R) hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington in this file photo taken on July 14, 2006. A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public.It’s over for the liars: Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan sitting next to Presidential Advisor Karl Rove
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being “involved” in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case.
McClellanâ€™s publisher released three paragraphs from the book â€œWHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and Whatâ€™s Wrong With Washington.â€
Flap wonders if McClellan’s publishers also have the rights to a movie version of Valerie Plame’s book?
Hasn’t this horse been beaten to death yet?Previous:
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame, left, and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, arrive for a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington in this July 14, 2006 file photo. On Thursday, July 19, 2007, a federal judge on Thursday dismissed Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.
News item: Valerie Plame’s Lawsuit Dismissed
A federal judge dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration Thursday, eliminating one of the last courtroom remnants of the leak scandal.
Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had accused Vice President Dick Cheney and others of conspiring to leak her identity in 2003. Plame said that violated her privacy rights and was illegal retribution for her husband’s criticism of the administration.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds and said he would not express an opinion on the constitutional arguments. Bates dismissed the case against all defendants: Cheney, White House political adviser Karl Rove, former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
No jurisidiction and No case – just political theater.Previous:
The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of leading Iraq war critic and former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.
“I have known Hillary Clinton for a decade. She is the one candidate who, in my judgment, understands the need to get Americans out of harm’s way and to move this to a political process,” Wilson said. “She knows what to do. She has the leadership. On day one, she will be able to reach out to the international community, and I am delighted to fight the fight with her.”
“I admire Joe Wilson’s courage in standing up to this administration and holding it accountable for the misinformation that led us into the Iraq war,” Clinton said. “I’m honored to have his support as we do everything in our power to bring this war to an end and begin bringing our troops home safely.”
Guess Joe wants another ambassador gig now that his wife, Valerie Plame is retired from the CIA.Previous: