Plame Presser

At the brief presser at the National Press Club this morning, Joe Wilson outlined how the administration tried to “seek revenge” on Wilson by outing the identity of his wife, putting her life and career in jeopardy. Valerie Plame said she “would much rather continue my career” as a public servant “than be a plaintiff in a lawsuit.”

Wilson classified this as an “official abuse of power.” He went on to say this remains “a nation of laws” and no official is above those laws. Wilson did address the difficulty of the situation, stating, “We are under no illusions how tough a fight this will be.”