|Rove: politicalnews.org / Fitzgerald: bareknucklepolitics.com|
White House political operative Karl Rove, left, and special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
It’s the first time this year that Fitzgerald has told jurors that he would soon present them with a list of criminal charges he intends to file against the White House operative, according to Truthout’s Jason Leopold.
Just as the news broke Wednesday about Scott McClellan resigning as White House press secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove shedding some of his policy duties, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald met with the grand jury hearing evidence in the CIA leak case and introduced additional evidence against Rove, attorneys and other US officials close to the investigation said.
The grand jury session in federal court in Washington, DC, sources close to the case said, was the first time this year that Fitzgerald told the jurors that he would soon present them with a list of criminal charges he intends to file against Rove in hopes of having the grand jury return a multi-count indictment against Rove.
In an interview Wednesday, Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove remains a “subject” of Fitzgerald’s two-year-old probe.
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