This afternoon CNN reported the news, published earlier in The Corner, that Lewis Libby’s defense lawyers say they will produce five witnesses who will testify under oath that former ambassador Joseph Wilson told them that his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, worked for the CIA, a job status that, allegedly, was classified. CNN also reported a response from Joseph Wilson:
BLITZER: And John, producer, Stephanie Katube (sp), just got a statement from Ambassador Joe Wilson. Let me read it to you and to our viewers. “The last I heard,” Wilson says, “this is case is about allegations Mr. Libby lied, perjured himself before the FBI, special prosecutor and grand jury and obstructed justice. None of those charges of which he’s been indicted has anything to do with me.”
Wilson goes on to say, “Furthermore, the government in the person of the special prosecutor in his court filings has made it clear it believes several White House officials were engaged in a campaign to, quote, `discredit, punish and seek revenge’ on me. It would appear that campaign is ongoing.”
What seems notable about Wilson’s statement, if CNN read it in full, is that it does not address the issue of whether or not he told people that his wife worked for the CIA.