Truthout Apologizes on Rove Indictment Story

But does not retract the story.

According to an earlier post, they have received additional confirmation:

Further, both Corallo and Luskin denied Leopold’s account of events at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm that represents Karl Rove. They specifically stated again that no such meeting ever occurred, that Fitzgerald was not there, that Rove was not there, and that a major meeting did not take place. Both men were unequivocal on that point.

We can now report, however, that we have additional, independent sources that refute those denials by Corallo and Luskin. While we had only our own sources to work with in the beginning, additional sources have now come forward and offered corroboration to us.

We have been contacted by at least three reporters from mainstream media – network level organizations – who shared with us off-the-record confirmation and moral support. When we asked why they were not going public with this information, in each case they expressed frustration with superiors who would not allow it.

The last paragraph is what’s most interesting to me. Why wouldn’t they run with it? Include Luskin’s denials as part of the story and put that fucker on the wire. Oh well, it might’ve been wrong anyway. But it is interesting that they’ve received more corroboration, including from mainstream media. It’s not possible that the indictment is under a gag order, is it?

Further on they state:

We reported that Patrick Fitzgerald had, “instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 business hours to get his affairs in order….” That does not mean that at the end of that 24-hour period, Fitzgerald is obliged to hold a press conference and make an announcement. It just means that he has given Rove a 24-hour formal notification. Fitzgerald is not obliged to make an announcement at any point; he does so at his own discretion, and not if it compromises his case. So we’re all stuck waiting here. Grab some coffee.

So basically, it could be another year before Fitzgerald formally indicts Rove, or before he formally announces it. The last grand jury lasted 18 months if I remember correctly. It could be awhile, folks.


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