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'Bush's brain' may step down if charged with leaking agent's identity
The White House was in a state of near siege yesterday as it emerged that Karl Rove, President George W Bush's key adviser, will almost certainly step down if he is indicted in the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's identity.
With all Washington holding its breath for the results of the investigation, a source close to Mr Rove told Time magazine that cutting his ties to the White House would allow him to fight "any bull# charges".
Karl Rove is known to critics as ‘Bush's brain‘
An alternative scenario is that the two aides would go on unpaid leave if indicted. But this is seen as less likely as the White House would face an outcry if Mr Bush did not formally sever his ties with his key strategist. Mr Rove's official title, White House deputy chief of staff, hides an extraordinarily broad and influential role overseeing key political and policy decisions.
Originally posted by inquisitivemind
how's the investigation going? what's the whole story?