Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Luskin: Karl Rove won't be charged in CIA leak case

White House senior adviser Karl Rove has been told by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that he will not be charged in the CIA leak case, according to Robert Luskin, Rove's lawyer.

"In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation," Luskin said in a written statement Tuesday. "We believe that the special counsel's decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove's conduct."

A grand jury has heard testimony from Rove in five appearances, most recently April 26.

After that appearance, Luskin issued a statement saying, "In connection with this appearance, the special counsel has advised Mr. Rove that he is not a target of the investigation."

Granted, he is a lawyer and so he could be full of shit, but I don't know. What would he have to gain from lying about this? This sucks, I wanted to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in chains.

Hopefully this means Fitzgerald is concentrating on Cheney, but I doubt it. I think he's chickened out. Or maybe the evidence just wasn't there, but if a guy has to show up at the grand jury on five different occasions, it doesn't look good. Surprising that Fitzgerald couldn't get him for anything.



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