Did You Know...

   

Now, will they please go away?

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2007 04:00 PM

Endgame:

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.

Judge Bates will soon be a nutroots target, I’m sure. Read this:

While Bates did not address the constitutional questions, he seemed to side with administration officials who said they were acting within their job duties. Plame had argued that what they did was illegal and outside the scope of their government jobs.

“The alleged means by which defendants chose to rebut Mr. Wilson’s comments and attack his credibility may have been highly unsavory, ” Bates wrote. “But there can be no serious dispute that the act of rebutting public criticism, such as that levied by Mr. Wilson against the Bush administration’s handling of prewar foreign intelligence, by speaking with members of the press is within the scope of defendants’ duties as high-level Executive Branch officials.”

The Wilson/Plame move is moving forward, so unfortunately, this ain’t the last we’ll hear from the publicity-hungry duo. Ugh. Vanity Fair, indeed:

vanityfair.jpg

blog comments powered by Disqus
~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List:
Posted in: Uncategorized

July 15, 2014 09:03 PM by Doug Powers

alliswell

Thanksgiving 2013

November 28, 2013 09:27 AM by Michelle Malkin

1aartthank

Breaking: 3 fuel barges explode in Mobile, Ala.

April 24, 2013 10:44 PM by Michelle Malkin

Happy Easter!

March 31, 2013 03:38 AM by Michelle Malkin


Categories: Uncategorized

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook