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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
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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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"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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....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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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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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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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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