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POLITICS: Indictments Expected for Libby, not Rove

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posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:25 AM
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According to sources close to the situation, indictments against the Vice President's Chief-of-Staff Scooter Libby are expected from a D.C. grand jury later today; however, Karl Rove, who was also widely thought to be threatened with indictment will apparently be spared, at least for now. The indictment stems from an investigation into who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a former undercover CIA agent, to the press following an unflattering op/ed article published by her husband in the New York Times. A full press conference by the special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is expected around 2 PM EDT today.
 



www.foxnews.com
WASHINGTON — The outcome was mixed for the Bush administration in the CIA leak case on Friday, as it became clear that at least one top official would be indicted in the investigation while another would be spared, at least in the short term.

FOX News confirmed that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would be indicted in the case, on charges of making false statements to the grand jury, or misleading the grand jury.

The news was better for presidential confidant Karl Rove, at least in the short term. Rove's attorney, Bob Luskin told FOX News that Rove would not be indicted on Friday.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Here's another case where no crime existed before a federal investigation began. It seems odd Libby would purposefully lie to the grand jury then hand over documents exposing the lie. Anyway, it's good news for the administration that it appears Karl Rove will not be charged.

Related Link:
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice

[edit on 10/28/2005 by djohnsto77]




posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
It seems odd Libby would purposefully lie to the grand jury then hand over documents exposing the lie. Anyway, it's good news for the administration that it appears Karl Rove will not be charged.


Depending on which source you are listening too, it would appear Rove is not out of the woods yet, at least according to CNN reporters.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:50 AM
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Rove is NOT being indicted TODAY. Meaning he could be tomorrow. You might want to change your tittle, DJ, since it is slightly misleading.

I'm not gloating, beleive it or not, to see the downward spiral of this government in the most powerful nation in the world.
After all, i love America.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:53 AM
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Check your sources Dj, Foxnews tend to be abit pro-republican

Im on CNN, plus im flicking through our British news aswell and they are clearly stating he is not safe yet.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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I am sitting here getting a big chuckle out of this whole issue.

The Crux of the whole investigation has been about investigating alleged leaks and now that it is nearing a close, we are getting what information we have at this time via leaks


Ironic, isn't it?



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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I said:


however, Karl Rove, who was also widely thought to be threatened with indictment will apparently be spared, at least for now.


It's unlikely he'll be charged anytime soon as new information would have to be produced, most likely from the trial of Libby.


Originally posted by dgtempe
Rove is NOT being indicted TODAY. Meaning he could be tomorrow. You might want to change your tittle, DJ, since it is slightly misleading.


It's not THAT easy dg, a brand new grand jury would have to be empanelled to do this, as today is the last day of the 22 month term of the current one. I think it's pretty safe to say Rove is in the clear now unless some really new, explosive facts come out.



[edit on 10/28/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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Oh whoopee! Bush will keep his brain out of prison for another day! ALso, using Bush Worship News? Isn't that like using WND or FR? Just kind of a little biased towards "Today Bush nuked the planet killing everyone thus proving he is a God! Worship Worship Worship!"

"Kill 1 person you're a murderer, kill a 1,000 and you're a sodier, kill a 1,000,000 and you're a king, kill them all and you're a God."



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:27 AM
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So Scooter get fired today, right? Like Bush promised? Then Rove later?



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:46 AM
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Lewis Libby indicted in CIA leak case

breaking news..



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:47 AM
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It is official, Scooter is indicted under ALL 3 CHARGES!!!!! I feel sorry for the Grand Jury, they will be hunted down and killed one by one for attacking God's Administration.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:51 AM
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Libby is indicted on 5 counts, seeings im not American can someone explain what effects this will have on the Bush administration? CNN are saying its like the English Courts and the "King is wounded"



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:54 AM
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Libby was indicted of
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Making False Statements to the FBI (2 counts)
  • Perjury (2 counts)


He faces up to 5 years per count (so up to 25 years total) in Federal prison if convicted.

[edit on 10/28/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 11:55 AM
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He is going to resign just like any good crony:



A source close to the White House told ABC News that Libby's "boxes are packed" and that he will resign from his post after the indictment. Papers containing information pertaining to the investigation will be made public this afternoon while Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor appointed to lead the investigation, will make remarks on the case at 2 p.m. ET.


www.abcnews.go.com...



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 12:05 PM
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Wow, sad. But Rove is suppose to live another day, like Saturday if the Prosecutor gets an extension.

Also, on GOP News, the pundit is going to be killed, he just said.

"The charges come from the cover up not the crime."

"You mean ALLEGED!!!!!" Guy nearly smacks the pundit with a backhand.



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