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#1 emsparks

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:00 AM

Some legal pundits, say that special prosecutorís donít put up web sites unless they plan to indict.

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Libby indiicted, Rove still under investgation...

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#2 BklnScott

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:46 AM

An exchange from last night's Hardball that has the ring of truth:

MSNBC's Hardball said:

MIKE ALLEN: A lot of activity happening that weíre not seeing. A likely scenario for what happened today, Patrick Fitzgerald got some indictments from this grand jury. He is now able to go to theÖ

CHRIS MATTHEWS: You think theyíre sealed right now?

MIKE ALLEN: Very possible. What Iím told is typically, in a case like this, he could get the indictments and now he can go to the targets and say, you can plead to these or Iíll go back Friday and get more. You have 12 to 24 hours to think about it.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: And he can give them a little Whitman Sampler of suggestions pleading to the charge of obstruction or perjury orÖ

MIKE ALLEN: I can add a bunch of counts. You can take a couple of counts or we can do a bunch more.

Sounds like Friday is Fitzmas.  Which makes today Fitzmas Eve :)

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 01:03 PM

The suspense!  :p  

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#4 Caretaker

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:28 PM

MSNBC is reporting that Rove seems to be in the clear, according to The New York Times.  :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:04 AM

Caretaker, on Oct 27 2005, 10:28 PM, said:

MSNBC is reporting that Rove seems to be in the clear, according to The New York Times:rolleyes:

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Yeah, I heard that this morning and thought, huh? If nothing else, Rove was less than truthful under oath early on in the investigation. So I thought he'd get charged with perjury.

Then I read a blurb from the NYT article stating that Fitzgerald is probably going to continue the Rove part of the investigation. So Rove's going to have to twist in the wind a little longer.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:48 PM

I'm not sure how grand juries actually work, but I thought this grand jury expires today.  Is the investigating wrong doing on Rove's part a separate thing? That's the impression I'm getting based on "continued investigation" with the grand jury finishing today.

#7 Corwin

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:04 PM

Has anyone seen anything about ANYONE getting charged with leaking possible classified information (in this case, a government identity of a CIA employee).

All I've seen so far is a 5 count indictment on Libby that had to do with the investigation itself, and not the actual "leak".


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:12 PM

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Corwin: All I've seen so far is a 5 count indictment on Libby that had to do with the investigation itself, and not the actual "leak".

That's not really surprising. I remember reading this summer that it was hard to prove a violation of the leak law (whatever it's called). So it would have been pretty shocking had this been one of the violations cited in the indictment.

But, it's pretty much a cliche that in Washington the cover-up is often worse than the crime. Libby lied to federal investigators and the grand jury and attempted to obstruct justice--all of which are serious charges and which can earn him up to thirty years in prison.

Edited by Spectacles, 28 October 2005 - 02:13 PM.

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#9 Corwin

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:31 PM

You've got that right.... Maybe he should have thought about that BEFORE he lied, regardless of whether anything was actually leaked or not....

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