From Holden:

By now you may have heard that Joe and Valerie Wilson are suing Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, I. Lewis “Scooter Libby, and ten (Ten!) John Does. They have set up a trust to help pay their legal expenses and, being the classy people that they are, plan donate any proceeds from a settlement, less legal fees, to charity.

Coinciding with the filing of the Complaint, the Joseph and Valerie Wilson Legal Support Trust has been established. Funds from the trust will help the Wilsons pay the substantial legal costs forced upon them by the unlawful leaking of Mrs. Wilson’s covert CIA status. The objectives of the trust include:

Counseling them in connection with their potential witness testimony during the upcoming trial of Scooter Libby; and

Helping them to prepare the civil suit that will uncover the truth surrounding the leak, ensure all relevant public officials are held accountable for actions depriving the Wilsons of their privacy and constitutional rights, and serve as a deterrent to similar wrongdoing being committed in the future.

The Trust was established with the Wilsons’ approval and provides that should the suit result in a payment to the Wilsons in excess of their legal costs, they will reimburse the Trust for all legal costs paid by the Trust. That money will then be distributed by the trustees to a charitable organization(s) that works to protect the rights of government whistleblowers.

Contributions to the Joseph and Valerie Wilson Legal Support Trust can be given at or sent to P.O. Box 40918, Washington, D.C. 20016-0918.

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