As the Justice Department announced that the prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation would release documents and hold a press conference Friday, the lawyer for presidential confidant Karl Rove said his client has been told he will not be indicted for now but remains under investigation.
“The Special Counsel has advised Mr. Rove that he has made no decision about whether or not to bring charges and that Mr. Rove’s status has not changed,” Robert Luskin said in a statement released Friday. “Mr. Rove will continue to cooperate fully with the Special Counsel’s efforts to complete the investigation. We are confident that when the Special Counsel finishes his work, he will conclude that Mr. Rove has done nothing wrong.”
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is expected to release some documents in the case around noon ET and then hold a press conference at the Justice Department at 2 p.m. ET.
The folks at Moveon.org will have to wait a little longer for their dream of Karl Rove being frog-marched out of the White house to come true. Sadly, they might get their wish - the investigation is likely to be extended. So all the Beltway types can spend all their time chasing their tails rather than get something of substance done. People inside the Beltway wonder why the American public doesn't know or care about Plamegate, while the American public wonders why the Beltway crowd doesn't care about the issues - like energy - that the American public cares about.