Fitzgerald is presenting new information to the grand jury today.
Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald appeared this morning to present
information to a new grand jury in the CIA leak investigation.
Fitzgerald has been probing for two years what role senior Bush
administration officials have played in leaking a CIA operative name to the
media in 2003.
Today’s appearance was the first time that Fitzgerald has gone back to a
grand jury since the Oct. 28 indictment of Vice President Cheney’s chief of
staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
At that time, the original grand jury probing the case expired.
With the new grand jury, Fitzgerald continues to consider charges against
White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, who failed to reveal to the FBI and
the grand jury in the early days of the investigation that he had provided
information about CIA analyst Valerie Plame to Time magazine reporter
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Could this lead to a new round of leaks, Sunday morning talk show appearances
and speculation? Maybe we will just get lucky and have another indictment in a
couple weeks. It is the Fitzmas season.