After apparently mulling over the absurdity of not including Richard Armitage, apparently the first non—family member to disclose Plame's name to reporters, in their preposterous civil suit against Rove and Cheney and Libby, Ambassador Munchausen and his wife have announced they will be adding him to the list of defendants.
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Ambassador Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame, tell NBC they plan to file court papers Wednesday in their civil suit to include former State Department top official Richard Armitage as an additional defendant.
It took three years for Armitage to publicly admit, last week, that he was the first to leak the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson to reporters.
Melanie Sloan, an attorney for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, who are representing the Wilson's, tells NBC that is was not okay for Armitage to leak Plame's name to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and columnist Bob Novak
But, Sloan says, Armitage's apparently inadvertent leak did in fact damage Plame's covert career at the CIA.
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