Nov 16, 2006

Plame Wilson v. White House: Round 1

Let the legal wrangling begin.

The showdown between the White House, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, and his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, a former covert operative for the CIA whose identity was unmasked by Bush administration officials, entered its first stage Tuesday.

As expected, Justice Department attorneys acting on behalf of Vice President Dick Cheney, White House Political Adviser Karl Rove, and other officials, filed a motion in federal court Tuesday seeking the dismissal of a civil lawsuit filed against them earlier this year by the Wilsons, claiming Cheney, his former chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Rove, and other unnamed defendants conspired to destroy Valerie Wilson's career and violated Ambassador Wilson's civil rights.

The Justice Department contends in its motion that Rove, Cheney, in his capacity as vice president, and the other defendants are immune to civil lawsuits, citing a Supreme Court decision which held that executive branch officials should be able to perform their public duty without fear their motives may result in litigation.

"The United States has a strong interest in ensuring that federal officials are appropriately protected from personal liability in lawsuits arising as a result of their official positions," said the Justice Department in its motion filed Tuesday. "The United States believes that ... the individual federal defendants have valid claims of immunity. The vice president possesses absolute immunity from civil damages claims in connection with acts taken within the scope of his office." <more>

33 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And Joseph Cotchett will use the Paula Jones civil lawsuit precedence to force the Ambien to testify. And broke Libby is hosed! And no word on Rove: *cricket* *cricket*

As Forest Gump says: And that is all I have to say on that!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
And no word on Rove: *cricket* *cricket*

Abramoff is about to grab the porkrind and pull him off the stage by the neck!

The play is over!

hee hee hee! :D

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Karl Rove said...

*cricket*
*cricket*

7:05 PM  
Anonymous GW Bush said...

"I MUST'VE BEEN WORKING HARDER THAN HE WAS!"

7:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

GEF:

Can't wait for 3 part series on Dateline that is titled: Why the three stooges got hosed in the Wilsons civil case and the CIA Leak case.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

YEAH!!

That'll be a high ratings show for sure.

Let's turn that key:
*Investigate Bechtel and Halliburton*

Click..

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than a few Americans think being pissed at Joe Wilson was only part of the reason for outing Valerie.

The WH should go with that reason. It is less damaging to them if that is what we think.

Why do taxpayers have to pay DOJ lawyers to defend Bush/Cheney/Rove and other various asses?

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"in connection with acts taken within the scope of his office"

Treason (as defined by Bush 41) is an act taken within the scope of his office. The rabbit hole gets curiouser and curiouser.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

GEF:

And in depth 2 part series on the relentless crunch 'n munch prosecutor, how his brain works, was it his yearns for the Krispy Kremes that nailed the three stooges (Baretta had the bird, Kojak had the lollipop, and the rugby man has the Krispy Kreme donut), what is going through the mind of the crunch 'n munch prosecutor, and what was in that bag that he was eating at the closed hearing in D.C.?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
..and what was in that bag that he was eating at the closed hearing in D.C.?

Hahaha!

quote:
(Baretta had the bird, Kojak had the lollipop, and the rugby man has the Krispy Kreme donut)

Baretta had the bird, Kojak, and the Lollipop, and the Fitz has the Krispy Kreme, the Latte, and the Carpet if he runs out of food!

Hee hee hee!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Georgia, Rep. John Barrow (D) defeated Republican Max Burns by 864 votes out of more than 140,000 cast. In Wyoming, Rep. Barbara Cubin (R) beat Democrat Gary Trauner by about 1,000 votes out of nearly 200,000 cast.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/
wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/15/
AR2006111501370.html

That Barbara Cubin doesn't deserve it after threatening to slap her opponent.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous big dick cheney said...

So sue me.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hey...

Check out Jacks Roomies at the Klink!

Cumberland Evildoers familiar to Jack:

Safavian
Larry Franklin
Gholam Kowkabi
Kowkabi

7:44 PM  
Anonymous The Wilsons said...

Don't worry we will

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/
20061114/bs_afp/ussaudimilitary_
061114230018

US Congress told of possible 1.5 bln dlr military sale to Saudis

Follow the money.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wilson's attorneys are smart and they know what to do... :)


Florida opens full criminal probe into former Rep. Mark Foley

8:18 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Probe is a bad word to use around Foley..He like them!

hee hee hee!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

I wonder how he would do playing with aliens? LOL

8:51 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Aliens ?
Oh you mean like Mexicans with Probes ?

hee hee hee!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Since you brought it up...here is a joke for you!


A Mexican drinks his beer and suddenly throws his glass into the air, pulls out his pistol and shoots the glass to pieces.
He says, "In Mexico our glasses are so cheap we don't need to drink from the same glass twice."

An Iraqi, obviously impressed by this, drinks his beer, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his AK-47 and shoots the glass to pieces.
He says, "In Iraq we have so much sand to make glasses that we don't need to drink out of the same glass twice either."

A Texas boy, cool as a cucumber, picks up his beer and drinks it, throws his glass into the air,
pulls out his gun and shoots the Mexican and the Iraqi, and catches his glass.
He says, "In America we have so many illegal Aliens that we don't have to drink with the same ones twice."

9:04 PM  
Anonymous jeff foxworthy said...

You might be a redneck if:

. . . you think watching professional wrestling is foreplay.

. . . your front porch collapses and four dogs get killed.

. . . you no longer drink wine ever since the screw cap got caught up your nose.

. . . you think that Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.

. . . that billboard that says, “Say No To Crack” reminds you to pull up your jeans.

. . . your wife’s hairdo was ever ruined by a ceiling fan.

. . . you go to your family reunions looking for a date.

. . . you think a Volvo is part of a woman’s anatomy.

. . . your Junior/Senior Prom had a Daycare.

. . . you’ve got more than three cousins named “Bubba”.

. . . you have an Elvis Jell-O mold.

. . . taking your wife on a cruise means circling the Dairy Queen.

. . . on Thanksgiving Day you have to decide which pet to eat.

. . . you’ve ever come home and found crime scene tape across your front porch.

. . . your child’s first words were, “Attention K-Mart shoppers!”.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

ROFLMAO*)

Ok that was a rib popper..

Bwahahahahahahahaha!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Your ribs must be all popped out by now! LOLMAO


Btw...how did you know that I love that song by Lennon? Hmmm...a few people know that...

9:19 PM  
Anonymous e said...

re they immune to treason???

9:24 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Remember when you told me to get out of your mind s-q ?

There's certain agencies in the US govt that don't need to mind read!

:D

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Yep, of course, I know that! But, I'm reading your mind and you're laughing! LOL

9:41 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Only a little.. :)

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Uh-huh! LOL

Laugh, Laugh

10:03 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Thanks s-q Goodnight!
:)

*Cheers*

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

That was really an oldie song! LOL

Goodnight blackmail luv! :)

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SQ:
I'm Mexican American and I find that joke very insulting.
and is not funny.

12:40 AM  
Anonymous nosy bear said...

"Baretta had the bird, Kojak, and the Lollipop, and the Fitz has the Krispy Kreme, the Latte, and the Carpet if he runs out of food!"

Now that's sad.. LOL! Real sad..

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @ 12:40:

First of all, if you go back and read it again, you will see:

1. I said to GEF that it was a joke for HIM. ("GEF: here is a joke for you.")

2. The joke was about illegal aliens.

3. I am part Cherokee Indian and I have heard jokes about Indians all of my life but I do not take them personally. I laugh at them!

4. IT WAS A JOKE!

5. Get a sense of humor!

10:13 AM  

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