With such things as Abramoff, Cunningham and the NSA wiretapping story, it
seems that the Valerie Plame leak case has taken a back seat. Thankfully we have
people like Jason
Leopold to keep us up to date:
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is said to have spent the past
month preparing evidence he will present to a grand jury alleging that White
House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove knowingly made false statements to FBI
and Justice Department investigators and lied under oath while he was being
questioned about his role in the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame’s
identity more than two years ago, according to sources knowledgeable about
Although there have not been rumblings regarding Fitzgerald’s probe into
the Plame leak since he met with the grand jury hearing evidence in the case
more than a month ago, the sources said that Fitzgerald has been quietly
building his case against Rove and has been interviewing witnesses, in some
cases for the second and third time, who have provided him with information
related to Rove’s role in the leak. It is unclear when Fitzgerald is
expected to meet with the grand jury again.
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Should Rove get indicted in the near future then you can forget about the GOP
and Bush agenda this year. Their entire time will be devoured with damage
control. This is a crucial year in Congress with mid-term elections so you can
bet everyone from Bush on down will be out there trying to take focus off the
growing scandals that is plaguing the GOP.
Bush’s best move right now would be to go ahead and replace Karl Rove.
Indicted or not, people know that he was involved in the leak. Even if he
doesn’t face criminal charges, he is already guilty of ethical violations. Of
course ethics is something Bush seems to not care about. If he did, Rove and
Libby would of been gone over two years ago.