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Report: Fitzgerald Presents Rove Evidence to Grand Jury

Posted on Apr 20, 2006
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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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By candide, April 21, 2006 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Hilding Lindquist:  you are an optimist.  The American public can be hoodwinked by Republican rhetoric again and again.  Just yell Communist!  Or where I live, just yell nigger!  That’s all that’s needed.

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By Hilding Lindquist, April 21, 2006 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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Can anyone tell me how this brilliant but emotionally stunted individual—Karl Rove—was allowed to bully ANYBODY?! Isn`t he the classic example of the schoolyard bully who keeps picking on other kids as long as he can keep them from getting together and ganging up on him? Or somebody bigger stops him?

Shame on the Republican Party. Shame on all of us. Bullies can only do what they do as long as the rest of us look the other way and do not come to the aid of the person picked upon.

Heck, we all know Bush will pardon the person he calls “Turd Blossom”. Shouldn`t the pet name have told us something ... about both of them?

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By candide, April 21, 2006 at 7:22 am Link to this comment
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What Rove is guilty of is unfortunately not illegal.  Like all Republican operatives and most Republican office-holders (save for the few and now extinct “liberal Republicans”) Rove is guilty of venom, lies, slander and deceit.  All Republicans since 1932 have had nothing to offer save attacks on the Democrats who “lost China,” are “communists,” and are unpatriotic.  When a Republican opens his mouth, from the president down to the redneck on the street here in the South, all you get is venom and evil filth.
Rove is simply the best at this sort of campaigning.

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By rabblerowzer, April 21, 2006 at 7:14 am Link to this comment
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Rove not demoted

Rove, the consigliere of the Republican crime syndicate, master of “dirty tricks” and gutter politics can now concentrate on doing what he does best, subverting the democratic process. It is vital for the Republican Mafia to maintain absolute control of Congress and the Senate lest they all be indicted for treason and looting the national treasury.

The midterm 2006 election is the most critical election in this nation’s history. If We the People, lose this one, it’s all over for American democracy.

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By mill, April 20, 2006 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment
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Perhaps the caption should read:

Unethically gross partisan hack (not right)  and the unimpeachable professional dedicated prosecutor (right indeed)

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By Marty Didier, Northbrook IL, April 20, 2006 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
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This is only the TIP of a HUGE ICEBERG! 

I was in a family for more than 26 years who joined Organized Crime but this wasn’t any ordinary Crime System.  It has many criminal functions including International Drug Distribution, but the largest is Political Corruption.  It also extends beyond our shores into the UK and elsewhere too.  They often bragged about being “The World’s Largest Criminal System” and for good reason.

Bush unfortunately isn’t the only ones involved.  He is surrounded by many who are involved in the criminal system.  Bush isn’t the only President involved either as I know Clinton and Bush Sr are part of this as well.  Out of every 10 involved, 3 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans so it’s not with only one Political Party.  A very large part of the corruption involves criminal elements within our Military and this is one reason for the misuse of wiretapping and snooping on US citizens.  Remember that since this first came out, we have been hearing about many other’s who were wiretapped.  But I will tell you that it’s been going on far longer than just starting after 9/11!  I’m sure that my name is among the many others they have been spying on and their reason is because of what I know!

Rove’s importance as he has shown us, is in keeping the “Corruption Ship” sailing.  A very small percentage of people actually read about Politics and those who read mainstream news aren’t learning what they need to learn because it’s filtered.  Even the Internet is being filtered with blocks and many other attempts to stop us from learning the truth.  But there’s something else that is behind this that many don’t know about…..there are other criminal activities that are much worse than just corruption that many don’t know about. That still needs to surface and when it does, I’m sure the percentage of those who read will quickly change. 

Folks, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and smells like a duck….plain and simple….it’s a duck!  It’s time to stop TRUSTING those in OFFICE and in the MILITARY and START DEMANDING ANSWERS to our QUESTIONS.

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By Dude, April 20, 2006 at 11:09 am Link to this comment
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Your photo caption is reversed and should read:

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald (right) and White House political operative Karl Rove


White House political operative Karl Rove (left) and Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald

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