The left is abuzz with Steve Clemon's latest at the Washington Note detailing indictments:
Unless his "uber-insider" is Patrick Fitzgerald I would take this all with a grain of salt. That being said, the comments go out into la-la land. They assume that the 5 include Libby, Rove, Cheney, Bolton, and possibly the President himself, despite the Constituational issues that obviously brings up.Indictments Coming Tomorrow; Targets Received Letters Today
An uber-insider source has just reported the following to TWN (since confirmed by another independent source):1. 1-5 indictments are being issued. The source feels that it will be towards the higher end.
2. The targets of indictment have already received their letters.
3. The indictments will be sealed indictments and "filed" tomorrow.
4. A press conference is being scheduled for Thursday.
The shoe is dropping.
Here then comes my predictions:
- Rove? No indictment.
- Libby? 50/50, but only if there's something Fitz knows that we haven't seen yet.
- Fleischer? Possible, but doubtful.
- Tenet? Not likely
- Cheney? Bush? LOL not in a million years.
- Hadley (NSA advisor)? 50/50
- Harlow (CIA press spokesman)? Not likely
- Colin Powell? Wouldnt that be interesting? Probably not though.
- Bolton? No... If Bolton were liable to be indicted he never would have been fought so hard for UN amabassador.
- Russert (NBC)? No
- Miller (NYT)? No
- Pincus (WaPo)? No
- Corn (The Nation)? 10% just to keep things interesting
- Wilson? 50/50 What did Fitz call him for on the 29th?
- Plame? 25% Maybe less
Tom Maguire at JustOneMinute is the expert on this bar none. His latest post is his predictions . I have to say I pretty much agree with him. Libby could be indicted. Tradesports is running 80% for a Libby indictment.
If you've got several hundred hours, just keep scrolling through Tom's archives in the comments. You'll see more analysis (and more neutral at that! -ed) than you'll ever see in the New York Times, or the Washington Post.