I expect the defense can finance itsellf by selling tickets to the depositions.
WASHINGTON——(Business Wire)——July 13, 2006—— Valerie Plame Wilson, Ambassador Joseph Wilson and their counsel, Christopher Wolf of Proskauer Rose LLP, will hold a news conference at 10 AM EDT on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, to announce the filing of a civil lawsuit against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice—President Richard Cheney and Karl Rove.
Clarice Feldman 7 13 06
The complaint, a real high point in American jurisprudence, is available at (surprise) Daily Kos.
Ane for those of you wondering who's financing this harrassment suit, Kos notes:
Coinciding with the filing of the Complaint, the Joseph and Valerie Wilson Legal Support Trust has been established. Funds from the trust will help the Wilsons pay the substantial legal costs forced upon them by the unlawful leaking of Mrs. Wilson's covert CIA status. The objectives of the trust include:
* Counseling them in connection with their potential witness testimony during the upcoming trial of Scooter Libby; and
* Helping them to prepare the civil suit that will uncover the truth surrounding the leak, ensure all relevant public officials are held accountable for actions depriving the Wilsons of their privacy and constitutional rights, and serve as a deterrent to similar wrongdoing being committed in the future.
The Trust was established with the Wilsons' approval and provides that should the suit result in a payment to the Wilsons in excess of their legal costs, they will reimburse the Trust for all legal costs paid by the Trust. That money will then be distributed by the trustees to a charitable organization(s) that works to protect the rights of government whistleblowers. [emphasis added]
Contributions to the Joseph and Valerie Wilson Legal Support Trust can be given at www.wilsonsupport.org or sent to P.O. Box 40918, Washington, D.C. 20016—0918.
They want to underscore, this is not about them. Sure. And if you have any more excess funds, I'm thinking of setting up Narcissicts Anonymous.
Topsecret9 at Just One Minute, establishes beyond peradventure of doubt that the suit was designed solely to keep the limelight on Ambassador Munchausen and his wife:
On June 15, Rove's lawyer Robert Luskin announced to the press that Rove had been cleared and would not be indicted by Fitzgerald. On that same day, the Wilsons registered the domain name for their legal support trust, wilsonsupport.org, according to WHOIS records. It's interesting that they waited until Rove was cleared to register this domain name..