Heads up! : here comes the indictments…


Richard Moore

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Prosecutor Fitzgerald has set up a website, where the
indictments will be published. Why? So they will get out
there before they can be suppressed!  This is where you'll
see it first:



Possible cover-up a focus in CIA leak case-lawyers 
Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:52 PM ET 

By Adam Entous 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the
outing of a covert CIA operative opened a Web site on
Friday to post possible indictments next week and were
said by lawyers in the case to be focusing on whether top
White House aides tried to conceal their actions from

Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political
adviser, and Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's
chief of staff, are at the center of special prosecutor
Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked the
identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Plame's identity was leaked to the media after her
diplomat husband, Joseph Wilson, challenged the Bush
administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq.

The lawyers, who spoke on condition of anonymity because
of the sensitivity of the matter, said Fitzgerald appeared
likely to bring charges next week in the nearly two-year
leak investigation.

The CIA leak grand jury, which expires on October 28,
convened on Friday with two of the lead prosecutors
present, but it was unclear what issues they were working

Fitzgerald is expected to meet with the grand jury for a
possible vote on indictments as early as Tuesday or

Lawyers involved in the case said prosecutors have likely
already started laying out their final case to jurors,
either for bringing indictments or to explain why there
was insufficient evidence to do so.

After the grand jury broke up, the two prosecutors,
lugging giant legal briefcases, left the courthouse
without comment.

In what some lawyers interpreted as a sign Fitzgerald
would bring indictments, the Justice Department created a
special Web site for the leak investigation at

"It raises the prospects" of indictments, one lawyer in
the case said, arguing it was doubtful Fitzgerald would
launch the site if he had no intention of taking action.

Others in the case suggested it could be part of an effort
by Fitzgerald to increase pressure on potential targets to
cut a deal. "We're all grasping at straws," one lawyer

Fitzgerald's spokesman, Randall Samborn, dismissed all the
speculation. "I caution you not to read into it," he said.

While Fitzgerald could still charge administration
officials with knowingly revealing Plame's identity,
several lawyers in the case said he was more likely to
seek charges for easier-to-prove crimes such as making
false statements, obstruction of justice and disclosing
classified information. He also may bring a broad
conspiracy charge, the lawyers said.

Legal sources said Rove may be in legal jeopardy for
initially not telling the grand jury he talked to Time
magazine reporter Matt Cooper about Plame. Rove only
recalled the conversation after the discovery of an e-mail
message he sent to Stephen Hadley, then the deputy
national security adviser.

Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, had no immediate comment.

Luskin said earlier this week that Rove "has at all times
strived to be as truthful as possible and voluntarily
brought the Cooper conversation to Fitzgerald's

Libby could be open to false statement and obstruction
charges because of contradictions between his testimony
and that of New York Times reporter Judith Miller and
other journalists. Miller has testified she discussed
Wilson's wife with Libby as many as three times before
columnist Robert Novak publicly identified her.

Libby has said he learned of Wilson's wife from reporters,
but journalists have disputed that.

Wilson says White House officials outed his wife, damaging
her ability to work undercover, to discredit him for
accusing the administration of twisting intelligence to
justify the Iraq war in a New York Times opinion piece on
July 6, 2003.

© Reuters 2005. All rights reserved.


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