Byron York is reporting:
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed top White House adviser Karl Rove that Rove will not face indictment in the CIA-leak investigation, National Review Online has learned. The word came yesterday, when Fitzgerald told Rove lawyer Robert Luskin that he, Fitzgerald, did not plan to seek charges against Rove. This morning, Luskin released a brief statement:Read it here.On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove.
In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation. We believe that the Special Counsel’s decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove’s conduct.
Now the question is, "Where does Karl Rove go to get his reputation back?"
This whole investigation has been a travesty ginned up and sustained by unscrupulous Democrat operatives and their media allies in order to gain political advantage. It has never been anything more than that.
Scott Ott over at Scrappleface nails the situation perfectly:
Read the whole thing here..
(2006-06-13) — Republican electoral prospects in November appeared bleaker than ever this week after U.S. forces allowed al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to die in their custody and President George Bush’s close friend and adviser Karl Rove fanned the flames of conspiracy theories by preventing a special prosecutor from charging him with any wrongdoing in the CIA leak investigation.
White House sources failed to return phone calls last night, in a virtual communication lockdown, as the Bush administration hunkered down to figure out how to cope with the latest breaking news.
In five appearances before a grand jury Mr. Rove employed what one source called “his Jedi mind tricks.”
“But it was all for nothing,” the unnamed source said, “Since the lack of charges against him will only confirmMeanwhile jubilant Democrats hunted for media microphones, as one lawmaker said, “to kick the cowboy while he’s down.”
’s worst fears — that Karl Rove controls everything.” America
And of course, the always reliable DNC chairman, Howard Dean, stoops to the occasion here.
Decision 08 has a roundup of the more extreme reactions from the moonbat lefties here. The emerging meme seems to be that Rove isn't important anyway, the real target is Cheney.