Friday, October 07, 2005

FLASH NEWS!!! Karl Rove Indicted!


Well, not yet. I should wait to post this entry until next week. October 28 at the latest. Readers of this blog will remember my prediction that Tom Delay would get indicted. I made it right after it happend. But in this case, Karl Rove, the Matrix-like "Architect" and uber-policy and political guru for W will be indicted on charges related to the Plamegate. (traitor-gate for you real hard core types). Source close to the investigation tell the Curmudgeon that Rove will be indicted on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice as early as next week. When I say "sources" I'm of course referring to the New York Times and the Associated Press.

The AP has reported, "Federal prosecutors have accepted an offer from presidential adviser Karl Rove to give 11th hour testimony in the case of a CIA officer's leaked identity..." This would be the fourth time old "turd blossom" will bring his Frank Burns patriotism and ferret face before the grand jury investigating who outed Valerie Plame, a CIA undercover officer who worked to prevent WMD proliferation. The key here is whether he is doing this voluntarily or by subpoena. The AP and other sources seem to portray this as being at the request or initiation of Rove and his lawyers. The NYT reports it as Rove ordered to return to provide more testimony. If this is Rove's idea he will get indicted. If it's Patrick Fitzgerald's idea he may get indicted but probably not.

No one would voluntarily expose themselves to a fourth trip and further perjury jeopardy before a grand jury unless they already believed that an indictment was being typed up. And since the investigation will end on Oct. 28 this is the "last throes" of it. So unless you were ordered to testify a fourth time the only reason why you would at this late date would be to head off an indictment that already has your name on it. If Rove is being ordered to return then Fitzgerald probably won't indict anyone since if you haven't made your case after nearly two years, it's hard to make it now. (Tom DeLay's grand jury notwithstanding).

This will either be multiple indictments on more than one person or no indictments with a report that says these people are awful but technically or evidentiarily (is that a word?) not criminals. An unindicted co-conspirator label could also prove to be just as damaging to the well, co-conspirators, as an indictment.

But you heard it here first. Or last. Rove gets multiple indictments, Cheney's chief of staff "Scooter" Libby gets indicted (maybe even one count for being too old to have a nickname like "Scooter?") and others get unindicted co-conspirator charges. And then in a time period so short, about as short as how fast you turn the radio channel when you hear spanish, you'll hear about "baseless charges, zealot prosecutors, partisan prosecutors, out of control special counsels, orchestrated by the DCCC," and add your own cry-baby defense by Republican "victims" in charge of every branch of government.

Of course I could be wrong. But we know how that never happens.

3 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's spelled ├╝ber, not uber.

10:28 AM  
Blogger steakbellie said...

Oh, they'll get indicted. Their lawyers will drag out the appeals so they stay out of jail, and then, right before his term ends...Presidential Pardon! Wahoo!

4:04 PM  
Blogger d.K. said...

I'm so glad that morality has been restored to the White House. I hope you're right, but I'll believe it when I see it.

8:09 PM  

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