Skip to comments.Prosecutor: Karl Rove Not Target of Probe
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."
How can this be???
THIS CAN'T BE TRUE! The MSM has him indicted, tried convicted and wants him executed already.............
Suggesting? how 'bout SCREAMING?.........
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!
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.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
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.
I already know it's a toxic place, but with news like this their toxic heads are going to explode.
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?
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!
Since when has the truth silenced the left?
Hey c'mon what do you want? The left wing media smelled food coloring in the water.
Ahhh alll my dreams about pipes are getting crushed! ;-)
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