Jason didn't get the memo
The NY Times is reporting Karl Rove will not be indicted in the CIA leak case.
WASHINGTON, June 13 — The prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case on Monday advised Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, that he would not be charged with any wrongdoing, effectively ending the nearly three-year criminal investigation that had at times focused intensely on Mr. Rove.Of course many in the blogosphere are talking about this news already. Alex at OTB, Poliblog, Stop the ACLU, Don Surber, Iowa Voice, Betsy and Assorted Babble are just a few. Anyone see irony in the conservatives rejoicing at something reported in the Times?
The decision by the prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, announced in a letter to Mr. Rove's lawyer, Robert D. Luskin, lifted a pall that had hung over Mr. Rove who testified on five occasions to a federal grand jury about his involvement in the disclosure of an intelligence officer's identity.
In a statement, Mr. Luskin said, "On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove."
Mr. Fitzgerald's spokesman, Randall Samborn, said he would not comment on Mr. Rove's status.
Remember Jason Leopold and Truthout? Are they retracting their indictment article from last month? Hardly. Before the Times broke the Rove news, Leopold came out with his latest Rove fantasy. A sealed indictment!
Four weeks ago, during the time when we reported that White House political adviser Karl Rove was indicted for crimes related to his role in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, the grand jury empanelled in the case returned an indictment that was filed under seal in US District Court for the District of Columbia under the curious heading of Sealed vs. Sealed.
As of Friday afternoon that indictment, returned by the grand jury the week of May 10th, remains under seal - more than a month after it was handed up by the grand jury.
The case number is "06 cr 128." On the federal court's electronic database, "06 cr 128" is listed along with a succinct summary: "No further information is available."
That's just an excerpt. If you're a fellow masochist go over and read the whole thing.
So who do we believe The Times or Leopold? Re-read the title of this post and you'll know my opinion.
Hat tip- Kevin at Wizbang for the latest from Leopold. Thanks Kevin.
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