Rove won’t be indicted

Posted by: ST on June 13, 2006 at 8:05 am

Via the NYT:

WASHINGTON, June 13 — The prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case on Monday advised Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, that he would not be charged with any wrongdoing, effectively ending the nearly three-year criminal investigation that had at times focused intensely on Mr. Rove.

The decision by the prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, announced in a letter to Mr. Rove’s lawyer, Robert D. Luskin, lifted a pall that had hung over Mr. Rove who testified on five occasions to a federal grand jury about his involvement in the disclosure of an intelligence officer’s identity.

In a statement, Mr. Luskin said, “On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove.”

Mr. Fitzgerald’s spokesman, Randall Samborn, said he would not comment on Mr. Rove’s status.

For months Mr. Fitzgerald’s investigation appeared to threaten Mr. Rove’s standing as Mr. Bush’s closest political adviser as the prosecutor riveted his focus on whether Mr. Rove tried to intentionally conceal a conversation he had with a Time magazine reporter in the week before the name of intelligence officer, Valerie Plame Wilson, became public.

The decision not to pursue any charges removes a potential political stumbling block for a White House that is heading into a long and difficult election season for Republicans in Congress.

They’ll be some cryin’ liberals today – call the wahmbulance! I’m especially eager to hear/read Joe Wilson’s response :D

*grabs a bag of popcorn, wait’s for the show to start* popcorn.gif

More: The left reax. Super Fun Power Hour has a sampling.

Update: More liberal reax here (Hat tip: ST reader Fat Tone)

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  • 41 Responses to “Rove won’t be indicted”


    1. stackja1945 says:

      ST Do not be cruel. (( The poor things can not help themselves it is in their blue genes. :d:

    2. AysPinion says:

      Wilson helped Plame get Alan Foley(not Laurence) that new job running the CIA analysts moving to NSA(DIA). Plame’s old boss is doing great. He is a Russian analyst like Ames, but, hey, it’s all okay now. ^:)^

    3. PCD says:

      There’ll be no Fitzmas, EVER!!! It was predicted here many times. andrew, steve who was banned, Kahty, and other lefties must be beside themselves in grief.

      More lies of the left shot down, and not by Cheney’s shotgun.

      Hey, Schumer, Pelosi, and Kennedy, put this in your freezer wrapped in tinfoil and marked lasagne like William Jefferson did with his marked bribe/scam money.;

    4. Lorica says:

      Damn!!! There goes the President’s impeachment hearings. I can hear the lefties all saying that now. These guys are so shallow, I can hear the gnashing of teeth as I type this. LOL Ohhh the hell of self that lefties are in as long as GW is in office. – Lorica

      P.S. Is it me or has anyone else noticed that the our current President’s initials are the same as our First, and arguably our finest President’s. GW RULEZ!!!! =))

    5. Great White Rat says:

      New tsunami of moonbat conspiracy theories due in 5…4…3…2…1…

      Ah, here comes one…courtesy of the always-hilarious crowd at DU:

      My one question is, who the heck did he throw under the boss to avoid getting indicted? Not for one minute do I believe Rover has clean hands in all this. All of his testifying, all of the time it took to say he wasn’t going to be indicted……I think someone had his feet to the flame and broke. That scenario is the only one that adds up, he faced indictment and started turning over evidence about Scooter so that he could protect himself and the office of the President. I’m sure that little weasel has enough evidence against Cheney and Scooter to keep Fitz busy for awhile.

      Or else this one from another of the reality-based community:

      My Heart Is Broken, My Spirit Crushed, My Faith in America Destroyed. On the other hand, I am sure that there are numerous other criminal enterprises that Kkkarl has participated in, so we just have to keep digging. Perhaps Fitz is doing just that–he has the license to do so.


    6. “wahmbulance”…. Would that be the one reserved for wOmBats ST…. :o

      – What timing, right after the socially challanged left worked so hard to prove they could cram 1000 geektoid tin-hats into the YKos fandango, as they set up shop next to the Roofers convention of 30,000.

      – Will this series of hits, and bad news for the Progressives never end? It’s getting almost too easy to enjoy their plight. The “Reality based community” seems to be getting a dose of “real” reality for a change.

      – Bang **==

    7. scmommy says:

      Ah, gee folks, the libs are having such a bad month. First, poor ole Zarqawi caught 2 bombs with his chest, now Fitzmas has been cancelled AND Bush has made a suprise trip to Bagdad. We really should be nice and not giggle at these poor, misguided souls.

      NOT! =))=))=))

    8. G-Monster says:

      Good News for America really seems to bother the MSM. Why are so many left wing media types so upset that we killed Al Zarqawi? The media seems to be on the anti-U.S. side of every issue as they are jealous that the country is doing well under republican leadership.

      The Plame-Wilson investigation has been a joke ever since it started. Plame and Wilson should be the ones under investigation. Wilson was the one spreading lies about who sent him to Nigeria. Shouldn’t the Wilson’s have to reimburse the money spent on his trip to Nigeria, as it is obvious they used tax payer money, to send Joe on a free vacation?

    9. forest hunter says:

      Bang- I lost track after thirty something and zero. Do you know the current running shutout score?
      Whether it’s a soccer match or a different kind of football game, the no kumback kids are in as tight a flatspin as they’ve managed to bring about themselves in known history.

    10. blogagog says:

      June is turning out to be the best month Republicans (and pro-America Democrats) have had in a loooooooong time. Yay America!

    11. PCD says:

      Gee, not even the Chicago Cubs have had a June this bad as the Donkeycrats have had this month. Why do they wait? Why not get out their white flags and start waving them?

    12. Forest – With the Kennedrunk episode, Jefferson on “Ice”, the loss in So. Cal, Ann (take no New Jersey prisoners) Coulter, the Daily Kossack catastrosphy (somebody called a convention and all the nobody’s went), ZZbottoms take down with 200+ baddies biting it, the dissapearing Rove indictment laugher, I make it 0 and 35….

      – Bang **==

    13. blogagog says:

      And more good news is delivered in this wonderful month of good news. 75,000 troops to be deployed in Baghdad, showing that they are serious about fixing that city. ‘Bout time!

    14. Indeed! I blogged about that earlier … good news all around! :)

      The left will still grasp at straws, though …

    15. blogagog says:

      Doh, I think I actually found the article from reading your post. And then I reported reading the article at your site… Oops! Sorry. Pretty funny though :) *blush*

    16. – S’ok blogagog… things are happening so fast these days I get so harried keeping up with it all, sometimes I find myself linking to my own links…. *snort*…

      – Theres been so much natural news I haven’t really had time to do the Friday open thread “News of the weird” lately. Besides I never got ST’s sweet kiss of approval on that, so I’m playing it shy… :p

      – Bang **==

    17. Baklava says:

      I’m sure you’d never tell if she did. :o

    18. sanity says:

      MSNBC’s David Shuster: ‘I Am Convinced That Karl Rove Will, In Fact, Be Indicted.’


      Flashback: Giddy Cafferty ‘Hoping’ Rove Will Be Indicted and Fitted for Prison Jumpsuit.

      So what will Cafferty say now?

      Probably the same bile he spews all the time.

      And Olberman will act like his usual self, like he is having a little Liberal Orgy, I am sure he will also make a point of saying O’Rielly is Worst person in the world also.

      But they are fair and balanced, just remember that….

    19. Bak….My momma didn’t raise any dumb kids…. ;)

      – Bang **==

    20. forest hunter says:

      Neighbor had a dog named lefty, that kept trying to link his own links too Blog and Bang. Steady now lads, steady.<:-p

    21. – I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that, with Chucky baby Schumer calling for Fitzgerald to release the Plame case details to the public, the Democrats are so desperate for any little straw or nit of good news, they’re just scuttling all semblance of ethics, and trying to pressure the embattled prosecuter to just go ahead and break the law. (Remember, since the GJ time limit ran out it would be a felony for Fitzy to do what Schumer wants now.)

      – Of course Chucks response on hearing the news concerning Roves non-indictment; “Well if he didn’t do anything wrong SOMEBODY must have”…. pretty much says it all.

      – The Dembulbs expected red meat out of this witch hunt, and they don’t care if its the Janitor over at the White House, just as long as he’s a Republican….

      – What a bunch of moroons….

      – Bang **==

    22. G-Monster says:

      Schumer, Pelosi, Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton…thier game is so transparent.

    23. Ok, altogether now: “Jason’s song”

      – Sttttaaaannnddd byyyyy yourrr Storyyyyy…

      – Don’…

      – Remember no delusions, noooo Gloryyyyy

      – Sttttaaaanhhhaaannddd byyyyy-hiii yourrr-whhhoorree Storyyyyy…

      Tank kyew…..tank kyew verrry muuutch!…

      (You can send all donations to the “Church of our Lady of the bleeding hearts” – all collections will be forwarded to help the victims of the Yearly Kos disaster…..)

      – Bang :o

    24. blogagog says:

      Forest, did you see this yet? It’s interesting if true!

      I can’t remember where I read it from though.

    25. forest hunter says:

      Was it an ST post? HA!:d

    26. forest hunter says:

      Oddly enough B- I can’t get your link to go anywhere.

    27. blogagog says:

      hehe it goes to your post on this thread!

    28. Mwalimu Daudi says:

      Gee, not even the Chicago Cubs have had a June this bad as the Donkeycrats have had this month.

      As a Cubs fan ’till I die – that hurts! :((

      Should not have bought the option on those 2006 Cubs World Series tickets. But just you wait! Next year will be the 62nd year of their five year rebuilding effort.

      Come to think of it – it does sound like the Democratic party! :d

    29. Mwalimu, do you think Howard Dean is the Steve Bartman of the Democratic party? :-" :p

    30. Mwalimu Daudi says:

      Actually, ST, I think Howard Dean is the Jose Canseco of the Democratic party. Jose once got hit on the head by a fly ball that bounced over the outfield wall for a home run.

      Or maybe a better role model would have been the famous pitcher Dizzy Dean (appropriate name). Dizzy Dean was once hit in the head while running the basepaths, knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital. Headlines in the papers the next day said: XRAYS OF DEAN’S HEAD SHOWED NOTHING

      Take yer pick!

      Poor Steve – he did what any fan would have done when a ball practically fell into his lap!