Libby to Be Charged in CIA Leak Probe

The AP is reporting that VP Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby would be indicted on making false statements. Regarding Karl Rove:

A person outside the legal profession familiar with recent developments in the case said Thursday night that Rove’s team does not believe he is out of legal jeopardy yet but likely would be spared bad news Friday when the White House fears the first indictments will be issued.

Fitzgerald signaled Thursday he might keep Rove under continuing investigation, sparing him from immediate charges, the person said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of the secrecy of the grand jury probe.

I’m sure we’ll find out more about this tomorrow. It thought I had read yesterday that Fitzgerald wouldn’t be able to extend the term of the grand jury after Friday but it appears from this article that he may be able to. Stay tuned …

More via the NYT:

Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, will not be charged on Friday, but will remain under investigation, people briefed officially about the case said. As a result, they said, the special counsel in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, was likely to extend the term of the federal grand jury beyond its scheduled expiration on Friday.

I blogged about this more at Blogs For Bush.

Friday a.m. Update: See Jason Smith’s “The Plame-Non Story” .

Tom Maguire has a roundup of links and speculation.

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