"A source close to Rove said Bush's chief political adviser and his legal team are now genuinely concerned he could face charges," write Leonnig and Vandenhei in the WashPost. "As recently as a week ago, people familiar with Rove's role in the affair said they believed he was in the clear because, after Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper testified in July about his conversation with Rove, Rove had not heard back from Fitzgerald."
Judy Miller Turns Over Newly Discovered Notes To Prosecutor
Posted on October 7, 2005, Printed on October 7, 2005
New York Times reporter Judith Miller discovered notes from an earlier conversation she had with Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff and turned them over the prosecutor investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, legal sources said on Friday.
Miller's notes about a June 2003 conversation with Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, could be important to prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's case by establishing exactly when Libby and other administration officials first started talking to reporters about CIA operative Valerie Plame and her diplomat husband, Joseph Wilson.
A US weekly magazine says Dick Cheney, the US vice president, directed his aide Lewis Libby to use classified material to discredit a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq war effort.
The National Journal reported on Thursday that court papers released last week show that Libby was authorised to disclose classified information to news reporters by "his superiors" in an effort to counteract diplomat Joe Wilson's charge that the Bush administration twisted intelligence on Iraq's nuclear weapons to justify the 2003 invasion.
The magazine, citing attorneys familiar with the matter, reported on Thursday that Cheney was among those superiors referred to in a letter from prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to Libby's lawyers.
A lawyer for Cheney had no immediate comment.
Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff, faces perjury and other charges in the leak of the identity of Wilson's wife Valerie Plame, a move that effectively ended her career at the CIA.
Not guilty plea
Originally posted by marg6043
He will be charge with perjury.