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14 May 2006
Turd Blossom indictment for perjury, lying and possibly obstruction

Rove up in flames[cue 'Jaws' "shark's coming" soundtrack...]

Truthout.org is reporting that Karl Rove has been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to investigators in the Plame-Wilson CIA leak case.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove.

During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.

...It was still unknown Saturday whether Fitzgerald charged Rove with a more serious obstruction of justice charge. Sources close to the case said Friday that it appeared very likely that an obstruction charge against Rove would be included with charges of perjury and lying to investigators.

An announcement by Fitzgerald is expected to come this week, sources close to the case said. However, the day and time is unknown. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the special prosecutor was unavailable for comment. In the past, Samborn said he could not comment on the case.

The grand jury hearing evidence in the Plame Wilson case met Friday on other matters while Fitzgerald spent the entire day at Luskin's office. The meeting was a closely guarded secret and seems to have taken place without the knowledge of the media.

As TruthOut reported Friday evening, Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him, according to sources.

Perhaps the mainstream press is waiting for an actual weekday perp walk to begin reporting this. Technorati has set up a special page to monitor the blog fallout from this revelation.

Additionally, the heat has been turned up on Cheney as well with the release of his handwritten notes in the margins of Joe Wilson's 2003 NYT editorial.

ADDENDUM: Well, it's one week later and still no second shoe has dropped. I suppose this is too much wishful thinking right now...

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