Libby To Be Charged – Rove: No Charges Friday

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October 27, 2005

Update: ABC picking it up from Reuters with less meat than the NYTimes but an interesting add.

Other current and former administration officials may also be charged.

WaPo is on it, too. no link, yet. WASH POST: Libby shopping for a white-collar criminal lawyer… MORE…

NYTimes via Drudge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 – Associates of I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, expected an indictment on Friday charging him with making false statements to the grand jury in the C.I.A. leak inquiry, lawyers in the case said Thursday.

Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, will not be charged on Friday, but will remain under investigation, people briefed officially about the case said. As a result, they said, the special counsel in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, was likely to extend the term of the federal grand jury beyond its scheduled expiration on Friday.

As rumors coursed through the capital, Mr. Fitzgerald gave no public signal of how he intends to proceed, further intensifying the anxiety that has gripped the White House and left partisans on both sides of the political aisle holding their breath.

Mr. Fitzgerald’s preparations for a Friday announcement were shrouded in secrecy, but advanced amid a flurry of behind-the-scenes discussions that left open the possibility of last-minute surprises. As the clock ticked down on the grand jury, people involved in the case did not rule out the disclosure of previously unknown aspects of the case.

White House officials said their presumption was that Mr. Libby would resign if indicted, and he and Mr. Rove took steps to expand their legal teams in preparation for a possible court battle.

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Comments:
  1. Hyscience says:

    Aide to Cheney Appears Likely to Be Indicted; Rove Under Scrutiny

    The New York Times, citing people briefed officially about the case, said Rove would not be charged on Friday but would remain under investigation.

  2. PunditGuy says:

    The Teflon Architect

    According to the NYT, Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, expects to be indicted Friday on chargesinvolving false statements to a grand jury in the CIA leak inquiry. But the big news is that Karl Rove, the president’s depu…

  3. PunditGuy says:

    The Teflon Architect

    According to the NYT, Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, expects to be indicted Friday on chargesinvolving false statements to a grand jury in the CIA leak inquiry. But the big news is that Karl Rove, the president’s depu…

  4. T. Longren says:

    Scooter Libby Not So Lucky

    The NYT is reporting that Karl Rove, Bushs deputy chief of staff and a senior advisor, wont be indicted in the Plame case. He will remain under investigation though, lucky him.
    Sooter Libby Jr., Dick Cheneys chief of staff, will…

  5. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday,according to a variety of news reports including here and here. Whatever the result, we’ll open up with this on Tammy Radio in the morning. As I’ve noted here and extensively on Tammy…

  6. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the Grand Jury and keep Rove on…

  7. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the Grand Jury and keep…

  8. Libby’s getting slapped. . .

    The New York Times (via Dan at Riehl World View) is saying that Scooter Libby is going to be facing indictment tomorrow, but not Karl Rove. They’re also reporting that the indictment will be for making false statements to the…

  9. don surber says:

    Dan, good job crediting Drudge.

  10. moosetracks says:

    I don’t understand why John Kerry wasn’t investigated, when he outed an agent’s name on National TV?!

  11. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  12. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  13. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  14. ustt says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh. the perfect storm :))))
    Indict Libby——-at the right elbow of Cheney and this will make Cheney’s life he^^. Maybe Cheney won’t have so much free time to go out and find contracts for Halliburton all the time…he will be scurring around trying to stay out of jail….love those umbrellas of “under investigation”. The smell will surround Cheney during the preparation of a trial for Libby.
    Keep Rove in limbo——to make Bush continue holding his breath. Yes? No? Will they try to impeach me Bush says? Rove is connected to me – help surgeon, can you do emergency surgery?
    KAREN……..HELP ME! ha ha Watch how fast Hughes appeares on the foreground now.
    Can you say……….another 2 years of brew stiring by Fitzgerald, ha ha, to keep repubs off balance during time people are organizing their election machines.
    Watch and see if they won’t say the words CONDALEEZA RICE before it’s all over too.

  15. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  16. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  17. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  18. paul says:

    Patrick Fitzgerald squired into the position by Republican Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald
    Dick Cheney voted for law that caught Libby.
    Micheal Moore predicted this. Its true its true. And I hate Micheal Moore.
    This is priceless.

  19. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There are also reports that Rove may remain under investigation. Fitzgerald can still extend the…

  20. Sgt. York says:

    Well, I don’t like these “you lied or mis-spoke or got confused” crimes. If somebody lies in court to assist a crime then charge him/her with being an accessory after-the-fact to the crime [an actual crime].
    If I were on Libby’s jury pool I’d be inclined toward jury nulification.

  21. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There…

  22. Libby’s getting slapped. . .

    The New York Times (via Dan at Riehl World View) is saying that Scooter Libby is going to be facing indictment tomorrow, but not Karl Rove. They’re also reporting that the indictment will be for making false statements to the…

  23. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There…

  24. Libby’s getting slapped. . .

    The New York Times (via Dan at Riehl World View) is saying that Scooter Libby is going to be facing indictment tomorrow, but not Karl Rove. They’re also reporting that the indictment will be for making false statements to the…

  25. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There…

  26. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY Scroll down for updates Well, at least Rove won’t be charged Friday, according to a variety of news reports including here and here and here. There…

  27. bryan says:

    I don’t think anyone outside the Beltway, big media or the blogosphere has figured out that the world isn’t watching.
    Get it over with already, it’s almost time for the next circus to come to town.
    Posted by Dan in News | Permalink | Comments (8) | TrackBack
    Well er lets see Dick is watching, and George And Carl and Scooter and Harriet and a whole lot of republican lawyers and most of the world is.
    Oh By the way
    Scooter resigned – Scoot Scoots
    Perjury, obstruction, false statements
    Just a tad more serious.

  28. Don Surber says:

    Fit Hits The Shan

    Apparently, liberals shall be disappointed. Dan at Riehl World View has more.
    What? But Carl Bernstein put it on the level of Watergate.
    Yea, Carl, right. Everything is just like Watergate.

  29. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’ presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “classi…

  30. lawbster says:

    one down….

  31. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’ presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “classi…

  32. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’ presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “classi…

  33. paul says:

    Lets see if he follows Delay’s lead and claims he can not get a fair trial in a Democratic community – like Washington DC. All them poor and black don’t look too good to scooter now do they.
    If Bush were as politically smart as his worshippers claim him to be he would choose Fitzgerald as his next supreme court nominee. He is at least as qualified as Miers.
    I did not see the Fitzgerald kind of honesty from either of the former choices for supreme court justice.
    But could we expect the Fitzgerald character from a person who promised us all a new integrity in the white house with Scooter in tow. Obviously not.

  34. Paulo says:

    Dan,
    Thank you very much for your outstanding attention to detail; moreover, I extend my gratitude especially for all the links.
    Before launching straight into this matter I would like to get some facts or opinions from you and some other more experienced posters and bloggers insofar as I am relatively new to this medium.
    Once whilst visiting Michele Malkin’s blog I happen to notice a published list of most visited blogs. Please correct me if I am wrong but it appeared that this list was not about the popularity of one’s blog but rather how many links were provided. Suffice it to say that Ms. Malkin’s blog is very highly placed; is this from her links?
    Now, on the other hand, I am proud to be included in the 5 million visits; however, I must admit that I probably skew the data on the pages read. Seems like sometimes I am here all day.
    Paulo

  35. Paulo says:

    Ooops! Sorry guys, I left out my main portion of my aforementioned post.
    This business vis-a-vie the grand jury, in my opinion, is ostensibly a very poor attempt at a witch hunt.
    I am not asking for anyone to agree or disagree with me; this is just the way I feel. Like it or not it’s our money being spent and I can think of 1001 different ways I’d like my money spent.
    If those involved with this reckless attempt at destroying the credibility of our Nation continue, my question is: What was the original motive? And where is the investigation now? Whew! From Valerie Plame-remember her-to a carte blance hunt is ridiculous.
    Just my opinion,
    Paulo

  36. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’ presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “classi…

  37. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’ presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “classi…

  38. Tammy Bruce says:

    Libby to be charged, but not Rove

    BREAKING: FIVE COUNT INDICTMENT: LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND PERJURY At Fitzgerald’s presser, he was asked a second time about why Libby was not charged under the Intelligence ID Protection Act if he exposed a “class…