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Now THIS Is Interesting…


Look what just got released from the National Press Club:

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.

WHO: Valerie Plame Wilson Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV Christopher Wolf, Esq.

WHAT: News conference to announce filing of civil lawsuit

WHEN: Friday, July 14, 2006 10:00 AM

WHERE: National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045

Talk about yer game on…wonder if there will be news coverage?

(Hat tip to Psifighter at DKos for the Press Club link, and to readers my too sense, lotus and urban pirate for the heads up.  More as we get it kids…)

UPDATE:  And the civil suit has been filed, and names Libby, Rove, Cheney and John Does 1 through 10.  Interesting…

UPDATE #2:  Amb. Wilson just sent me an updated statement in response to Bob Novak:

"Robert Novak, some other commentators and the Administration continue to try to completely distort the role that Valerie Wilson played with respect to Ambassador Wilson’s trip to Niger. The facts are beyond dispute. The Office of the Vice President requested that the CIA investigate reports of alleged uranium purchases by Iraq from Niger. The CIA setup a meeting to respond to the Vice President’s inquiry. Another CIA official, not Valerie Wilson, suggested to Valerie Wilson’s supervisor that the Ambassador attend that meeting.  That other CIA official made the recommendation because that official was familiar with the Ambassador’s vast experience in Niger and knew of a previous trip to Africa concerning uranium matters that had been undertaken by the Ambassador on behalf of the CIA in 1999. Valerie Wilson’s supervisor subsequently asked her to relay a request from him to the Ambassador that he would like the Ambassador to attend the meeting at the CIA. Valerie Wilson did not participate in the meeting.
As the CIA itself has officially confirmed, Valerie Wilson did not send Ambassador Wilson to Niger and she neither suggested him nor recommended him for the trip. Furthermore, the Ambassador agreed to travel to Niger pro bono with only his travel expenses being paid."

I wanted to be sure everyone had a chance to see the update.  More as I get it…

UPDATE #3:  And even more from the Business Wire reporting here.

UPDATE #4:  The Wilsons have set up a support trust and a website with a lot of information about the civil suit.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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