Another Karl Rove fantasy?
Jason Leopold at Truthout reports the following-
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. However, the day and time is unknown. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the special prosecutor was unavailable for comment. In the past, Samborn said he could not comment on the case.
The grand jury hearing evidence in the Plame Wilson case met Friday on other matters while Fitzgerald spent the entire day at Luskin's office. The meeting was a closely guarded secret and seems to have taken place without the knowledge of the media.
As TruthOut reported Friday evening, Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him, according to sources.
All very interesting if this is true. James Joyner at OTB who I hat tip is also skeptical.
Karl Rove is a hated man among Democrats. Many even believing in Rove and flights of conspiratorial fantasy. This is all well known.
The first thing I thought of was a well known member of MSM with a Rove fantasy. That was Lawrence O'Donnell. Click here for a re-cap.
So I did a little checking on Leopold. He is a former WSJ reporter. More importantly go and read this.
It appears Leopold believes in conspiracies.
Also why hasn't any wire service reported this? Leopold hardly seems the first member of the MSM a leaker would go to.
The truthout website threw up an automatic red flag for me. I always have trouble with those who claim to know the absolute truth. It don't matter right or left, they usually scare me.
Anyone want to wager this isn't another fantasy?
Also blogging on this- Don Surber, The Moderate Voice,
Open Post- Stop the ACLU, Wizbang, Uncoopeative Blogger, TMH's Bacon Bits,