Thursday, April 20, 2006

Rove in Trouble?

The CIA leak investigation has been going so slow of late, I thought it was too much to hope that Karl Rove lost his policy portfolio because Fitzgerald may be calling soon. Jason Leopold has stayed with the story all along and here's his latest in Truthout:
Just as the news broke Wednesday about Scott McClellan resigning as White House press secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove shedding some of his policy duties, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald met with the grand jury hearing evidence in the CIA leak case and introduced additional evidence against Rove, attorneys and other US officials close to the investigation said.

The grand jury session in federal court in Washington, DC, sources close to the case said, was the first time this year that Fitzgerald told the jurors that he would soon present them with a list of criminal charges he intends to file against Rove in hopes of having the grand jury return a multi-count indictment against Rove.

In an interview Wednesday, Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove remains a "subject" of Fitzgerald's two-year-old probe.

"Mr. Rove is still a subject of the investigation," Luskin said. In a previous interview, Luskin asserted that Rove would not be indicted by Fitzgerald, but he was unwilling to make that prediction again Wednesday.

Luskin was unwilling to say this time that Rove would not be indicted. Interesting.

Even if Karl Rove is indicted and steps down, all signs indicate that it will be business as usual until the current do-nothing Republican Congress decides to accept its responsibilities or it is replaced with a Congress either led by Democrats or a coalition willing to do what's best for the country. In the meantime, Bush will be doing nothing more than making cosmetic changes with some staffers merely playing musical chairs. The most failed presidency in at least a hundred years will continue to stumble along.

2 Comments:

Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Even if Rove is indicted and obliged to exit the White House, I'm quite sure he'll be in constant touch by phone.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Tigersoul LaF said...

I don't know how you keep up with it all. so much going on!!
thanks for droping in on my blog.

2:04 PM  

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