Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bush Says Plame Investigation is Over

Wilson/Plame say: Not by a long shot. What we know for sure is that Rove’s attorney Robert Luskin is the one who made the announcement that Rove will not be indicted. We have not heard from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. We know that Luskin quoted from the letter he got from Fitzgerald and that Luskin said Fitzgerald said he “does not anticipate” charging Karl Rove. We know that, according to the NYT this morning, “a lawyer for the Wilsons, Christopher Wolf, indicated that the couple was considering taking civil action against Mr. Rove. ‘The day still may come when Mr. Rove and others are called to account in a court of law for their attacks on the Wilsons,’ Mr. Wolf said.” We know that says it stands by its May report that Rove was under a secret indictment. We know that Rove’s spokesman Mark Corallo felt it was necessary to state this morning that, “Mr. Rove had made no deals to cooperate with the prosecution in any way, and that the decision was based purely on Mr. Fitzgerald's findings.” We know that Fitzgerald’s spokesman Randall Samborn had no comment And we know the Prez said, "It's a chapter that has ended. Fitzgerald is a very thorough person. I think he's conducted his investigation in a dignified way. And he's ended his investigation." Considering Bush’s other statements, like “Mission accomplished”, “We found the weapons of mass destruction”, and “Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job", the brouhaha over the Plame leak is a long way from being ended. And if Rove’s people say Rove made no deal, Rove made a deal. Fitzgerald has declined to comment on his letter to Luskin about Rove, or whether he will continue to pursue the investigation. However, there are loose ends. Who was Robert Novak’s snitch? And what was Dick Cheney’s role in the whole affair? Is it over? Has the fat lady sung? It may not be over but Diva Rove has no doubt sung very long and very loudly indeed.

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