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Lawyer Says Rove Did Nothing Wrong, O'Donnell Does Not Buy It
NEW YORK An attorney for Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, confirmed to the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times on Saturday that his client did speak with Time magazine's Matthew Cooper in July 2003. But the lawyer said Rove never identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative to Cooper in those conversations.
The attorney, Robert Luskin said that Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the Plame case, assured him in October and again last week that Rove is not a target of his investigation.
"Karl did nothing wrong. Karl didn't disclose Valerie Plame's identity to Mr. Cooper or anybody else," Luskin told the Post's Carol D. Leonnig. Luskin said the question remains unanswered: "Who outed this woman? ... It wasn't Karl."
Rove answered questions under oath before a grand jury on Oct. 15. According to Luskin, the prosecutor said he believes Rove was candid about his contact with reporters. "I've been assured by the prosecutor they have no reason to doubt the honesty of anything he's said," Luskin said.
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
The Rove story has been pulled from the Newsweek web site. If BushCo is behind it, isn't that a violation of the first amendment?
Originally posted by Jeremiah_John
What do you expect? Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While our grandads were fighting Nazi Germany, Rove's granddad was reaping in profits from exterminating Jews. Now we're fighting this war on terror, and Rove is blowing the cover of our agents.
Originally posted by 8bitagent
While I can't see how any self respecting republican could stand up for Rove knowing his history of tactics, I can't see how any democrat could defend the Clinton administration(Waco, possible TWA 800 coverup, ruthless bombings against civilians in the Balkans, etc.)
Rove Informs White House He Will Be Indicted
12 May 2006
Within the last week, Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him, according to sources.
Details of Rove's discussions with the president and Bolten have spread through the corridors of the White House where low-level staffers and senior officials were trying to determine how the indictment would impact an administration that has been mired in a number of high-profile political scandals for nearly a year, said a half-dozen White House aides and two senior officials who work at the Republican National Committee.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources confirmed Rove's indictment is imminent. These individuals requested anonymity saying they were not authorized to speak publicly about Rove's situation. A spokesman in the White House press office said they would not comment on "wildly speculative rumors."