Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Prosecutor suspected Rove hid evidence; Indictment looms as Novak story sputters

via rawstory

Fitzgerald was long suspicious Rove had hidden evidence; Not swayed by last
minute testimony, lawyers say...

Fitzgerald still looking to indict Rove
Short of a last minute intervention by Rove’s attorney, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is expected to ask a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson to indict Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove for making false statements to the FBI and Justice Department investigators in October 2003, lawyers close to the case say.

Rove failed to tell investigators at the time that he had spoken about Plame to Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper and conservative columnist Robert Novak, both of whom later cooperated in the case. Novak outed Plame in a July 14, 2003 column.

The Chicago prosecutor briefed the second grand jury investigating the outing last week for more than three hours. During that time, he brought them up to speed on the latest developments involving Rove and at least one other White House official, the sources said. The attorneys refused to identify the second person.... (more)

[UPDATE] 12-15 Will Rove be Indicted?
As rumors fly, here’s what’s known at this point.

Byron York national review

Merry Fitzmas to all,
And to all involved,
an indict.

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