Saturday, May 13, 2006

Karl Rove Indicted!

Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators
Jason Leopold reports:
Saturday 13 May 2006

"Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove.

During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.

Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, did not return a call for comment. Sources said Fitzgerald was in Washington, DC, Friday and met with Luskin for about 15 hours to go over the charges against Rove, which include perjury and lying to investigators about how and when Rove discovered that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA operative and whether he shared that information with reporters, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said.

It was still unknown Saturday whether Fitzgerald charged Rove with a more serious obstruction of justice charge. Sources close to the case said Friday that it appeared very likely that an obstruction charge against Rove would be included with charges of perjury and lying to investigators.

An announcement by Fitzgerald is expected to come this week, sources close to the case said."
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Ellie said...

I'm so glad Karl Rove was idicted. It's about time someone had to take the blame for this, and not just a skapegoat, someone who was actually guilty, and someone who's close to Bush. I really admire Fitzgerald for this, most people would be to scared to go against teh Bush administration, adn I'm sure they tried to buy him off. But yet he still went on and finally got the indictment.

The Unknown Candidate said...

Couldn't agree more, Ellie. It will be interesting to see if the investigation/indictments go beyond Rove. I'm looking forward to Fitz's announcement this week (hopefully).