Saturday, July 02, 2005

Rove: frogmarch watch 

Via The Huffington Post:
Since I revealed the big scoop, I have had it reconfirmed by yet another highly authoritative source. Too many people know this. It should break wide open this week. I know Newsweek is working on an 'It's Rove!' story and will probably break it tomorrow. ~ Lawrence O'Donnell - 07.02.2005 / Rove Blew CIA Agent's Cover

Editor&Publisher update 1:
Plame Grand Jury Wants Records for Air Force One Phone Calls | By E&P Staff | Published: July 02, 2005 2:35 PM ET

NEW YORK Adding to the growing intrigue in the Plame case, the grand jury investigating the leak of the covert CIA operative's name subpoenaed has a wide range of White House documents, including records of telephone calls from Air Force One and information relating to an internal working group dealing with Iraq, government sources confirmed to CNN on Friday.


Many of the documents subpoenaed Friday relate to the White House Iraq Group, a little-known task force. Newsweek reported that the group was created in August 2002. The Newsweek report cites an earlier Washington Post article that lists senior political adviser Karl Rove, Bush advisers Karen Hughes and Mary Matalin, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney among the group's members.

Update 2: If you click the link to the E&P headline above (Plame Grand Jury Wants Records...) you will now see the following:
Story originally posted here was accurate but out-of-date and posted in error.

By E&P Staff

Published: June 29, 2005 2:35 PM ET

NEW YORK Story posted here for about an hour Saturday afternoon was accurate, but from 2004, and has been pulled from the site. We apologize.

Update 3 / Nothing to see here: Go read Josh Marshall commenting on the Newsweek article relating to Lawrence O'Donnell's earlier claims:

Mike Isikoff's piece on Rove's role in the Plame case is now up on the Newsweek website. But the picture it paints seems a bit murkier than what Lawrence O'Donnel suggested.


What's implicit in Isikoff's report, however, and in the Tribune too, is that the special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald is after Rove for some felony arising out of the case (perjury after the fact? conspiracy?) but not the immediate and original act of leaking the name.

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