Victoria Toensing

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Victoria Toensing is a lawyer and partner with her husband, Joseph DiGenova, in the Washington law firm, DiGenova and Toensing. She rose to prominence as a commentator in the media frenzies over Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and the exposure of CIA agent Valerie Plame during the Bush administration.


According to The Muckraker website in March 2011:

Add big-name Republican lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing to the list of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) supporters in Washington D.C.
On behalf of the Iranian-American Community of North Texas, diGenova and Toensing's firm has registered to lobby for the removal of the MEK, an Iranian opposition group, from the State Department's Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list, and for the protection of the 3,400 MEK members who currently live at Camp Ashraf, in Iraq, where they have been subject to attacks and other privations.
"The government can produce no evidence to one act of violence post 2003," Toensing said in an interview with TPM. "The delisting considerations are supposed to be every five years. There is no factual basis to maintain them on the FTO."
Toensing added that "whatever happened prior to 2003" is in dispute, but "even if you accept them" the list's own rules support the delisting argument.
"Under the statutory construct, that means they should be taken off the list," she said. [1]



  1. Eric Lach, Big-Name GOP Lawyers Lobbying To Remove MEK From Terror List, The Muckraker, March 7, 2011 (accessed 8 March 2011)