If you were hoping for our Boss to be led away in handcuffs with a raincoat over his head (as Imus was hoping for this AM), I think you're going to be disappointed. In addition, it's unlikely that Rove will face any charges moving forward... if Fitzgerald couldn't indict today, it's unlikely that he'll be able to indict later (what's the saying about being able to indict a ham sandwich?). I just can't imagine that Rove would get a perjury charge if he came back to the grand jury and provided the information after discovering the document.
If you're interested in this topic and are looking for THE SOURCE on the interweb thing, Tom Macguire at JustOneMinute is who you should be reading.
Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser and deputy White House chief of staff, was informed yesterday evening that he may not be charged today but remains in legal jeopardy, according to a person briefed on the matter. Mr. Fitzgerald, who meets with jurors this morning, has zeroed in on potential wrongdoing by I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, and is likely to charge Mr. Libby at least with making false statements. The testimony of reporters who have been witnesses in the case has contradicted Mr. Libby's public statements.
But the WaPo does not yet have a report on Rove's status, although they cite the NY Times report.
Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft has more on what might be happening with Rove, and speculates that Rove may have reached a secret deal with Fitzgerald. Well, her guess is at least as good as mine.
And my guess is based on Giuliani, Wigton, and Tabor and "record time" from the old days of the Wall Street scandals. My gist - once a prosecutor sends a target letter, or announces that a person is under indictments (as in the old Giuliani case), they don't normally officially announce that they have ended the investigation.
So Rove will remain in limbo, whether there is an active investigation or not.
Fitzgerald's website is here; my predictions (Rove walks, Libby and others indicted) are here.
Michelle Malkin is also covering (as always)
Looks like (some of) the Left's Fitzmas Wishes will be fulfilled at 12:00 EDT.
Interesting that there won't be ANY indictments related to the disclosure... apparently, the timeline analysis of the disclosure (showing 5+ years after Plame's most recent undercover status) is accurate.
Eric Blumrich predicts that people will die after the indictmens are handed down. And no, he's not referring to the messages on DU that promised suicide if certain people didn't get indicted. He's talking about the Bushies taking people out (or perhaps launching another war?).
For all of the technical abilities that Eric professes he has, he doesn't have permalinks to any of his posts or any archives... However, here's a link to his site, which is always a great place for a good laugh.
GEEZ- I FEEL REDUNDANT...
It's now official- criticizing Bush is like throwing dirt on dirt. Rove's preoccupation with the impending indictment (I take back my previous comment- he's definitely facing charges) has left the Bush bowl casting about blindly in an ever-growing pile of their own rhetorical feces, and they just can't get anything right (as if they ever did.)
But, let's not count these bastards out- the one rule that has remained constant, since Bush's 2004 selection, is that when Bush is in trouble, people die.
Alberto "Torture Memo" Gonzales will be the next supreme court nominee- watch for it.
ARC: St Wendeler