Tuesday, July 03, 2007

More on the Libby Debacle, including Rover

Oddly, me thinks, the only thing even close to a call to action came from Senator Biden of all people.

I was expecting to find an inbox full of calls for action. Not one.


Wonder what's going on?

Crooks and Liars:

Just how close did Karl Rove come to being indicted by Patrick Fitzgerald? Surprisingly close.

The AP reported that several interesting documents related to the Plame leak investigation were unsealed late on Friday, and among the revelations are insights on Fitzgerald targeting Rove. As one judge wrote, “Regarding [Time reporter Matthew] Cooper, the special counsel has demonstrated that his testimony is essential to charging decisions regarding White House adviser Karl Rove.” (Jeralyn Merritt notes that the unredacted materials highlight just how close Rove was to a criminal charge.)

And yet, while we were learning about Rove just barely skating by on an indictment, we were also learning that Rove’s security clearance at the White House has been renewed.

Remember when Bush vowed to fire anyone in his White House involved with leaking classified information? In Rove’s case, the president not only broke his word and kept Rove in his powerful role, but the White House didn’t even revoke Rove’s security clearance.

Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

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