Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Rove Again

From the Washington Post:

Top presidential adviser Karl Rove testified today before a federal grand jury investigating the 2003 leak of a CIA operative’s identity, appearing “voluntarily and unconditionally” at the request of the chief federal prosecutor, Rove’s attorney said.

In a statement issued upon the conclusion of Rove’s testimony at the federal courthouse in Washington, attorney Robert D. Luskin said the special counsel in the case, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, had advised Rove that he was “not a target of the investigation.” However, Luskin said Fitzgerald has not made any decision about charges.


Rove’s appearance this afternoon marked the fifth time he has testified before a grand jury in connection with the leak.

Five times? You think he’d have gotten it right by now. Mr. Fitzgerald doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy who would forget to ask the right questions the first four times.

Any speculation on what’s really going on in the grand jury is just that — speculation. But you gotta think that if Karl Rove keeps insisting he did nothing wrong by outing Valerie Plame, someone’s not buying it.