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Rove Reportedly Tells Bush: I Will Be Indicted and Resign

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Posted on May 12, 2006
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Karl Rove, the architect of President Bush’s two successful White House campaigns and a longtime policy and political advisor, has informed Bush that he will soon be indicted in connection with the CIA leak case, according to a published report.

Top Bush aide Karl Rove has told the president that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will resign upon the public announcement of the charges, according to Truthout.

  • Rove may be charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

  • Truthout:

    Within the last week, Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him, according to sources.

    Details of Rove’s discussions with the president and Bolten have spread through the corridors of the White House where low-level staffers and senior officials were trying to determine how the indictment would impact an administration that has been mired in a number of high-profile political scandals for nearly a year, said a half-dozen White House aides and two senior officials who work at the Republican National Committee.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources confirmed Rove’s indictment is imminent. These individuals requested anonymity saying they were not authorized to speak publicly about Rove’s situation. A spokesman in the White House press office said they would not comment on “wildly speculative rumors.”

    Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, did not return a call for comment Friday.

    Rove’s announcement to President Bush and Bolten comes more than a month after he alerted the new chief of staff to a meeting his attorney had with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in which Fitzgerald told Luskin that his case against Rove would soon be coming to a close and that he was leaning toward charging Rove with perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators, according to sources close to the investigation.

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    By P marzi, May 15, 2006 at 11:20 pm Link to this comment
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    This is no time to celebrate. People that work in our Gov’t actually revealed a CIA agent. A person willing to give her life up for her country. Our country!

    No different than those poor enlisted men fighing in a country that was really no threat to us. This is America. The most powerul country on this planet. And, we were hoodwinked into believing that little country was going to destroy the U.S.

    So there really isn’t any time to celebrate what they have done. Let’s just pray justice will be served. Innocent men, women, and children have lost their lives for what?

    I guess if they could send our soldiers to die. We shouldn’t be surprised that they collaborated against that CIA agent to out her and put her life and children and family in harms way.

    What is wrong with those who support this kind of behavior? My God what have we become to condone outing a person who was willing to die for her country? It doesn’t make sense.

    I hope that the 29% of the country that still supports this administration and most specifically George Bush, come to their senses. And, that they will put principal before party, the next time they vote. God help all of us if they don’t.

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    By jannahanna, May 15, 2006 at 10:03 am Link to this comment
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    I want to hear more!!!

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    By HEATHER, May 15, 2006 at 8:47 am Link to this comment
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    WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO TO TAP PHONES LINES?  DON’T YOU THINK THE “TERRORISTS” ARE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THEIR PHONES ARE TAPPED.

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    By joe, May 15, 2006 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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    Don’t be surprised if the idiot at the Whitehouse gives him the Medal of Freedom!

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    By Wally Weaver, May 14, 2006 at 1:48 am Link to this comment
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    Benjamin Franklin said: He who would trade freedom for security deserves neither…

    The fear mongers in our government are starting to look more and more like the thought police. Don’t trade your freedom for this false security.

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    By LINDA EUBANKS, May 13, 2006 at 5:56 pm Link to this comment
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    I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE SO NAIVE AND
    STUPID…AS TO THINK THAT THE GOVERNMENT HASN’T
    BEEN CHECKING PHONE LINES ETC. FOR YEARS?  OUR
    COUNTRY IS AT RISK..EVEN MORE SO THAN DURING THE
    2ND WORLD WAR. OUR WE SOOO IN LOVE WITH OUR
    “GOOD LIFE” THAT WE ARE WILLING TO TRY TO FORGET
    THAT ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED AND WILL HAPPEN AGAIN
    “EVEN” WITH ALL PRECATIONS. WAKE UP. TRY AND
    BACK OUR GOVERNMENT IN THEIR EFFORTS. DO YOU
    REALLY THINK THAT OUR TOP GOVERNMENT AGENTS
    ARE INTERESTED IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES?...

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    By JP, May 13, 2006 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment
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    Here’s my take.  Leopold’s now saying the papers were handed to Rove’s attorneys on Friday.  He wouldn’t make that statement without (a) having the facts, or (b) totally not caring about his reputation.  I’d have to vote (a) at this point, but we’ll see…

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    By Tony Cambece, May 13, 2006 at 2:14 pm Link to this comment
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    Well seeing that the only source for this “news” seems to be a drug addict named Jason Leopold and backed up by a child molesting DUmmie named WillPitt, I’ll wait and see.

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    By Frederick, May 13, 2006 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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    I believe the info on Rove is true, but with Bush’s poll numbers soon to be in the low 20’s or lower, desperation will really set in. If the rumor’s I’ve heard
    about a June Iran bombing are true, Bush in his twisted
    mind thinks that will boost his numbers, scary stuff.

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    By fubar, May 13, 2006 at 10:34 am Link to this comment
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    I hope fat Karl sings like a bird implicating dead-eye Dick and Dumbass Bush

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    By ezra w., May 13, 2006 at 10:33 am Link to this comment
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    Anyone else speculating on why W (diagnosed psychopath, sociopath) would last week tout his brother for President (Jeb could be sane, I think)? Do you suspect, as I do, that W sees the end of his days coming before January 2009? Rove leaves next week, probably followed by Rumsfeld and then Rice will have to rat out as the ship sinks. I hope he resigns and the Congress impeaches Cheney. Oh for a perfect world!

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    By Medford_Tim, May 13, 2006 at 10:10 am Link to this comment
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    One thought that keeps recurring to me as I see scandal after scandal pile up…

    These bastards KNOW they have done wrong, and yet they drag it out to the last possible second, to HELL with the good of the country.

    Libby and Rove are good examples. They knew two years ago that what they were doing was illegal, and when asked directly about it, they LIED. How’s THAT for “Traditional Values”? What happened to the party of “take personal responsibility”?

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    By faith, May 13, 2006 at 9:52 am Link to this comment
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    It the allegations are true, Mr. Rove should not be allowed to resign. He should be fired.

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    By navcad56, May 13, 2006 at 9:21 am Link to this comment
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    “Let not him that girdeth on his armor, boast himself as he that taketh it off.”

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    By Ron, May 13, 2006 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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    It’s about time.  May there is still hope?
    However, what if Bush gives Rove amnesty?
    I hope this email isn’t being monitored by
    the NSA.

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    By JP, May 13, 2006 at 8:25 am Link to this comment
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    Bring it on!

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    By TruthandConsequences, May 13, 2006 at 6:48 am Link to this comment
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    The way that scumbag operates, I’m holding back on celebrating until it’s true. Don’t celebrate Fitzmas until you can open the presents.

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    By Gary, May 13, 2006 at 4:39 am Link to this comment
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    I hope when they get him (Rove), they take Bush and Cheany with him.  Hell Yea! And Condi, and Rumsfield.

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    By james, May 13, 2006 at 4:35 am Link to this comment
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    interesting, but will the bush crime family let his henchmen go down. no, that won’t happen. more likely that fitzgerald will be found more guilty than libby or rove. although it is a twisted concept, i wouldn’t assume anything.

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    By Steve, May 13, 2006 at 4:31 am Link to this comment
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    I would hold your orgasm for a little while. Just think this one through for a moment to it’s most logical and legal conclusion.
    Discovery, did you just hear the sound of hundreds of sphincters squeeeese tight as a crabs ass. Why? because the biggest looser in all this will be a free press, that’s right. The NYT, Time, Newsweek, et al are and have all been running the legal staff ragged to shelter and hide notes, prep work, contact records and phone / email logs. I know second hand that Time and Newsweek have done interviews, prep and Mock grand Jury work with several likely staffers. They are putting the lobbyist and donors in high gear. I know this to be true because I know some staffers on the legal end. 
    Now lets take a second and think this through, even if as the first round of discussions has shown discovery can be “initially curtailed” by the limitation of prosecution intent to introduce evidence a defendants defense cannot be limited to only what issues a prosecutor decides is important. And would it not be important to any defense to know who knew what when, from who and who was speaking to who about what? How else would one defend themselves in a perjury case.
    Mr. Rove, when you were under oath on April 4 and said X you knew this was not true as evidence given and shown by Mr. A and records supplied by and testified to by Mr. B. Well, who do you think Mr A and B work for??? Who do you think will be hauled into court, along with their bosses and editors. Along with their records, who they spoke to, about what, when.
    All the very same people and organizations who were and have been clamoring to “get to the truth” are the very same that have been and are the ones trying to keep the facts from getting public. They know they won’t be able to keep it quiet and are trying very hard to do damage control.
    The big looser, the press. Everyone thinks twice before anyone says anything. They will be sitting around saying, “remember when we used to have something called Off the Record?”

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    By Mary Ybarry, May 13, 2006 at 2:02 am Link to this comment
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    I love Karl, I want to marry him.
    He is pig like and is sleazy, that is why I like him!

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    By cantremember, May 13, 2006 at 12:04 am Link to this comment
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    What a terrible sign of the State of the Union.
    Let us not revel too much or take too much sheer pleasure at this news.
    These seem like dangerous times.
    Honor, Integrity and Respect would do us all well right now.

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    By Daniel Johnston, May 12, 2006 at 11:02 pm Link to this comment
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    I hope its true, what Karl Rove has done amounts to treason.  I don’t believe George W Bush will finish his term.  The NSA spy scandal is not going away, Republicans need to stand up for the Constitution and demand that our fundamental rights are protected.  Its no longer prudent for them to be ignorant pawns.

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    By robert mccloy, May 12, 2006 at 10:56 pm Link to this comment
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    who cares? joe sixpack doesn’t even have a clue who carl rove is.  joe sixpack will vote this coming november based on gay marraige, gay adoption, and any other non issue trotted out.  joe sixpack is a moron.  don’t blame bush/cheney/rove/rumsfeld, etc.  blame the morons who get sucked into the titty show horse race who don’t pay attention to real issues.  blame kerry, h. clinton, edwards and other WHIMP dems who voted for a war because they were AFRAID of dumb dubya’s poll numbers at that time.

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    By Isaac Levey, May 12, 2006 at 9:59 pm Link to this comment
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    Maybe ... I haven’t seen this anywhere else, so I wanna make sure.  If it’s true, then Patrick Fitzgerald is an American hero ... right next to Stephen Colbert.

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    By Faith Wellman, May 12, 2006 at 9:47 pm Link to this comment
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    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  About time!

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    By D, May 12, 2006 at 9:42 pm Link to this comment
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    woa, this is going to be very interesting. Rome is falling and FOX won’t cover it.

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    By STEVE, May 12, 2006 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment
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    Man, this better not be some red herring or many Democrtats are going to be angry.

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    By Dot Dedman, May 12, 2006 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment
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    I will believe it when I see it.

    Jason Leopold also wrote an article saying that te NSA spying began in early in 2001, not after 9/11, as is being reported constantly.

    I Haven’t heard another thing about that report. If it is true, it would be a true bombshell.

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    By g-dog, May 12, 2006 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment
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    Not a minute too soon! I vote to give Mr. Fitzgerald a Medal of Honor.

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    By Michael, May 12, 2006 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment
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    I thought our ‘preznit’ promised that anyone of his administration who was involved in this leak would be fired. Oh, right, he’s consistently inconsistent . . . how silly of me to expect otherwise.

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    By Tim, May 12, 2006 at 7:51 pm Link to this comment
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    The news of Mr. Rove’s pending indictment
    fills me with all the sadness I normally
    feel when I hear about the sudden, violent
    death of a rabid dog.

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    By Katherine Santangelo, May 12, 2006 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
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    Fitzgerald is an All-American Hero! He has rescued our Democracy from total annihilation and proved that tenacity and genius will ALWAYS triumph!

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    By crimey rivers, May 12, 2006 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
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    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    all rats on deck ...rat the lifeboats…it’s every rat for itself…
    but beware the three that are still cornered in the circle jerking
    oval office or at the circle J ranch in crawford

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    By Hiding from the NSA, May 12, 2006 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment
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    This made my weekend.

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