Richard Keil of Bloomberg buries a bombshell in the last two grafs of his excellent long take-out on the Fitzgerald investigation:
In an interview yesterday, Wilson said that once the criminal questions are settled, he and his wife may file a civil lawsuit against Bush, Cheney and others seeking damages for the alleged harm done to Plame’s career.
If they do so, the current state of the law makes it likely that the suit will be allowed to proceed — and Bush and Cheney will face questioning under oath — while they are in office. The reason for that is a unanimous 1997 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit against then-President Bill Clinton could go forward immediately, a decision that was hailed by conservatives at the time.
I hope someone on the Senate Judiciary Committee asks Harriet Miers what she thinks of the precedent in the Paula Jones case.