Rove's 11th hour testimony

News & Politics

Dare we ice the champagne and sing rounds of Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead?

According to AP, Karl Rove will testify before the Grand Jury for a fourth time, which, the articles notes, "is unusual" at this stage.

If by "unusual" you mean "suspicious," then yes, agreed. The speculation comes down to this: If your goose isn't cooked -- even just lightly -- you don't come back at the last minute to clarify your testimony. You most likely come back to cut a deal and turn someone else in.

Indeed Lawrence O'Donnell writes: "What this means is Rove's lawyer, Bob Luskin, believes his client is defintely going to be indicted."

And if you think Karl Rove wouldn't turn his own mommy in you're wrong. The only person he wouldn't turn in is Bush; and that's only because Bush is his host body. But we digress.

Back to O'Donnell:

"Legal defense work doesn't get more desperate than this. The prosecutor is happy to let Rove go under oath again--without his lawyer in the room--and try to wiggle out of the case. The prosecutor has every right to expect that Rove's final under-oath grilling will either add a count or two to the indictment or force Rove to flip and testify against someone else."
Murray Waas has more about what Rove will be asked [HERE].

Ari Melber, a national staffer for Kerry's presidential campaign, emailed this to Peek:
"George Bush has already reneged on his promise to fire staff involved in outing a CIA agent -- when Rove and Libby were exposed in July, Bush said he would only fire staff who "committed a crime." The accountability standards shift a lot in this Adminstration, but it looks like the federal prosecutor may finally force Bush to punish treachery -- instead of promoting it."
(Huffington Post)

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