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Prosecutor: Karl Rove Not Target of Probe
NewsMax.com ^ | July 13, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 07/13/2005 6:17:12 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax

Plamegate special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had told top White House advisor Karl Rove that he's not a target of his investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak.

And Fitzgerald has also asked the top Bush aide not to discuss the case in public.

Speaking to National Review Online's Byron York late Tuesday, Rove attorney Robert Luskin said Fitzgerald "has told Rove he is not a 'target' of the investigation" - despite media reports suggesting otherwise.

Fitzgerald has also made it clear, however, that virtually anyone whose conduct falls within the scope of the investigation, including Rove, is considered a "subject" of the probe, Luskin told York.

"'Target' is something we all understand, a very alarming term," he added.

For two days straight, the White House press corps has obsessed over Rove's supposed guilt, pummeling Bush spokesman Scott McClellan with dozens of questions about the top Bush aide's role in the cse.

Former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin told York last night that Luskin's revelation made a big difference. "He is not a target, which is quite different from a subject," Levin said on his WABC radio show. "I know what a target is . . . the prosecutors are chasing you."

"If he's not a target, what the hell is the media up to" by making Rove the focus of their questions, Levin asked?

Luskin also told York that Rove has not spoken publicly, "because Fitzgerald specifically asked him not to."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeak; fitzgerald; karlrove; levin; probe; rove; york

1 posted on 07/13/2005 6:17:19 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
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To: Carl/NewsMax

So there!


2 posted on 07/13/2005 6:19:47 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"If he's not a target, what the hell is the media up to" by making Rove the focus of their questions, Levin asked?

The same crap they've been up to since at least the days of FDR - they are trying to stop someone who does not agree with them.
3 posted on 07/13/2005 6:20:48 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

How can this be???


4 posted on 07/13/2005 6:21:27 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

THIS CAN'T BE TRUE! The MSM has him indicted, tried convicted and wants him executed already.............


7 posted on 07/13/2005 6:24:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: Motherbear
....despite media reports suggesting otherwise.

Suggesting? how 'bout SCREAMING?.........

8 posted on 07/13/2005 6:26:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Fitzgerald's a Clinton hack. He's 'gonna draw this out for as long as he can... and the MSM will love every minute of it!


10 posted on 07/13/2005 6:31:19 AM PDT by johnny7 ('Deservin ain't got 'nothin to do with it! -Will Money)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Wilson and wife have a lot of 'splaning to do.....Washington’s' insider couple compare to another couple who lie and defy facts, Yep! The Clintons. Wilson and wife are Clinton/Kerry adorables…it was Joe who inadvertently “outed” his wife to begin with – they love publicity.

(Our Man in Niger
Exposed and discredited, Joe Wilson might consider going back.)

Article by Clifford D. May, a former New York Times foreign correspondent, is the president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies a policy institute focusing on terrorism.

12 posted on 07/13/2005 6:36:51 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Don't look for the MSM to admit they got it wrong in harrassing Rove. When it comes to calmly, accurately and objectively reporting the story, they forget that first rule of journalism in a bid to get Rove. Even the Special Counsel says he's not his target. The legacy media has no shame when it comes to waiting for the larger picture to become known first.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
13 posted on 07/13/2005 6:37:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: johnny7

Fitzgerald is not the one that's making this molehill into a mountain. It's the MSM. For what I know about Fitz, he would turn in his own mother in if he suspected her of a crime. He's going after the Daley gang very aggressively. I don't think he plays the political game.


14 posted on 07/13/2005 6:37:25 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Has anybody done a radiation check over at DU, when DUmmies go ballistic and nuclear over this news.

I already know it's a toxic place, but with news like this their toxic heads are going to explode.

15 posted on 07/13/2005 6:42:18 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; All

Allll righty then! Will someone please tell that to the DUmmies, Move-On and the Democrats in Congress so they will shut up about it?


16 posted on 07/13/2005 6:43:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Dane

They don't consider NewsMax a credible source so even if you or anyone posted it there they would not believe it. They consider Reuters or AP credible sources. NewsMax is GASP...!!! a right wing source!


17 posted on 07/13/2005 6:45:17 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone
Pipe dreamer!!

Since when has the truth silenced the left?

18 posted on 07/13/2005 6:46:03 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@But You Knew That.com)
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To: Red Badger

Hey c'mon what do you want? The left wing media smelled food coloring in the water.


19 posted on 07/13/2005 6:47:23 AM PDT by TShaunK
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To: YaYa123

Ahhh alll my dreams about pipes are getting crushed! ;-)


20 posted on 07/13/2005 6:47:34 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: yoe


Bingo.. I think Joe Wilson is the target of the investigation.

Judy Miller and NYT both know it.


21 posted on 07/13/2005 6:50:53 AM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: TShaunK

The prosecutor should call a press conference and LIVE on TV tell the media that hey are a bunch of MORONS!.......


22 posted on 07/13/2005 6:52:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: areafiftyone
Well, Newsmax HAS been found NOT to be a credible source on more than one occasion in the 8 years I've been registered at FreeRepublic.

That said, I believe Rove will be found innocent of all charges.

23 posted on 07/13/2005 6:54:29 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: DCPatriot

I believe he is innocent too. SHHHHH don't tell the DUmmies that - it's too much fun watching empty heads explode!


24 posted on 07/13/2005 6:56:58 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Motherbear

The bozo on Fox, going on and on about not knowing what Rove told the GJ, not knowing if he lied, was a Dem operative, was he not? I got even more steamed at the anchor, Bob Sellars, going on and on about a case in which {{{"an undercover CIA operative was exposed"}}}. Now that is just a flatout lie coming from an anchor on Fox News.


25 posted on 07/13/2005 7:00:46 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: Motherbear

He was about as "undercover" as was Valerie Plame. In other words, nada.


27 posted on 07/13/2005 7:10:20 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: Josh in PA
"I think Joe Wilson is the target of the investigation."

Hmmmmm, you think Wilson maybe involved in a some perjury and maybe a little obstruction of justice? I am wondering like Rush said yesterday if Judith Miller is hiding him as the source? How damaging would that be? Like Rush said, there may be a huge rope a dope going on here and the NYT is getting it's credibility neck in it.

28 posted on 07/13/2005 7:11:22 AM PDT by el_texicano
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To: Red Badger

not true. MSM is liberal, they just want him to quit. the MSM would never call for execution, they're "tolerant". they think he should just go home and stay out of politics.


29 posted on 07/13/2005 7:24:47 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0

Political execution, ie, total and complete personal destruction so that he would never surface again to be a threat. Karl Rove's sin of getting W elected twice is un-forgiveable. Therefore, he must be destroyed befor he can help anyone else to the top office. Theirs is the mission of a fanatic, like Theo Van Gogh's Muslim murderer. He saw a threat to Islam, The MSM sees a threat to liberalism. Same motive behind their actions. The MSM isn't so interested in Rove because of Bush, hell they know he can't run again, it's because of Rove's threat to their system of things.........


30 posted on 07/13/2005 7:34:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: yoe

Your link doesn't work.


31 posted on 07/13/2005 7:42:16 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
The media figures it has until October to rake Rove and Bush over the coals before the truth comes out. They figure they can do quite a bit of damage by then and that's all they care about.

Unfortunately for the media, when I tell people this, their reaction is "Yeah, we figured that". People are not as dumb as the media thinks they are.

32 posted on 07/13/2005 7:42:27 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: yoe
Washington’s' insider couple compare to another couple who lie and defy facts, Yep! The Clintons.

Considering the nuclear subject matter, I consider them the Rosenbergs of our time, though Ethel never appeared in Vanity Fair while "fearing for her life" from the exposure the story was getting her.

I haven't seen anyone mention how those two even speculated as to who would play them in the movies, which I seem to recall them mentioning in that piece.

33 posted on 07/13/2005 9:09:06 AM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Last time I heard FBI said the Philly mayor is not the target but a subject too.


34 posted on 07/13/2005 2:27:08 PM PDT by NonAmerican
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To: Carl/NewsMax
The MSM still can't accept the fact that:


35 posted on 07/13/2005 2:39:21 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
The prosecutor has been saying Rove is not the target all along, how long is it going to take for the MSM to report that one? If the President even suspends Rove based on the baseless Rats then they will say it's an admission of guilt. The Rats with the help of the MSM is trying to trap the administration in a catch 22, guilty or not, so it's wise that no one comments and if the MSM keeps harassing the administration they should have their press pass revoked for the whole station they work for.
36 posted on 07/13/2005 3:22:28 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Baynative
...when the media speaks in unison, it is usually to create smoke...

I've been wondering the same thing. This Plame story is a total non-entity. The prosecutor is probably annoyed for having to investigate a lame political 'gotcha'.

But it's not like they would cover Berger in the first place. And the plea deal he got only helps smooth that over and keeps a potentially juicy trial off the scene.

The Dem/media monolith is clearly looking like a drunken flailing rope-a-dope victim, even if Rove isn't planning their demise in detail.

37 posted on 07/13/2005 3:40:45 PM PDT by Monti Cello (Mind if I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

ping for after grub[at The Union Square Cafe, I wish,LOL!!]


38 posted on 07/13/2005 3:47:16 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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