Karl Rove to Be Indicted?

Posted by Mike Merritt in Politics on

It’s not something you’ll find on the mainstream sources since they’re only going to announce anything that’s rock solid, but I was on the website TalkLeft earlier, which linked to an article from truthout.org:

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove.

During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.

Robert Luskin, Rove’s attorney, did not return a call for comment. Sources said Fitzgerald was in Washington, DC, Friday and met with Luskin for about 15 hours to go over the charges against Rove, which include perjury and lying to investigators about how and when Rove discovered that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA operative and whether he shared that information with reporters, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said.

Obviously, an indictment doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily be proven guilty of anything, but it’s not exactly going to help Bush, especially after Libby’s indictment. It’ll be interesting to what, if anything, comes of this speculation.

In other news, which has come to mainstream sources, Cheney’s notes about Wilson’s op-ed article from a few years ago are being looked at:

Friday’s filing includes a photocopy of the article with Cheney’s notes written in the margins. According to the photocopy, Cheney scribbled four questions at the top of the page:

“Have they done this sort of thing before? Send an Amb. to answer a question? Do we ordinarily send people out pro bono to work for us? Or did his wife send him on a junket?”

The annotations support the notion that Wilson’s op-ed piece drew the attention of Cheney and Libby, and “acutely focused” their attention on Wilson’s assertions “and on responding to those assertions,” the filing stated.

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