UPDATED: Rove 'truth' to come 'out'
Several weeks back, Truthout investigative reporter Jason Leopold reported that a source informed him of an imminent Rove indictment in the Valerie Plame investigation.
As you know, that indictment never occurred. A flurry of "ohmygod are there hacks in the progressive media?" questions ensued and Leopold's reputation (along with Truthout's) hung in the balance.
Neither TO nor Leopold budged and now reveal that they have a case number for the indictment. Hmm. Via Dave Johnson at Seeing the Forest:
As of Friday afternoon that indictment, returned by the grand jury the week of May 10th, remains under seal - more than a month after it was handed up by the grand jury.
The case number is "06 cr 128." On the federal court's electronic database, "06 cr 128" is listed along with a succinct summary: "No further information is available."Johnson writes: "He is not backing off. Truthout isn't either. Maybe there is something to this."
UPDATE: ABC's The Blotter is reporting on new developments in the case against Libby and Rove:
Of particular interest are the notes by Vice President Cheney on Joseph Wilson's "New York Times" op-ed. While Libby's lawyers do not want the op-ed to be shown to the jury, Fitzgerald says Cheney's notes are relevant and admissible to establish some of the facts "noted by defendant's immediate superior...and that his superior communicated these facts to defendant at or near the time the Wilson Op-Ed was published."Or: Did Cheney advise/authorize/hint to Libby to out Valerie Plame as Libby's testimony suggests (from the WaPo):
Vice President Cheney was personally angered by a former U.S. ambassador's newspaper column attacking a key rationale for the war in Iraq and repeatedly directed I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, then his chief of staff, to "get all the facts out" related to the critique, according to excerpts from Libby's 2004 grand jury testimony released late yesterday by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald.(SeeingTheForest)
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