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October 28, 2005

Indictment Watch

The Wall Street Journal confirms last night's news that Karl Rove "was informed yesterday evening that he may not be charged today but remains in legal jeopardy." However, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is likely to charge Scooter Libby with "at least with making false statements."

"It is possible that others in the administration could face indictment as well."

"Fitzgerald had been hoping to wrap up his case today, which is when the grand jury expires, although it is possible that he could seek a brief extension. Alternatively, Mr. Fitzgerald could present the continuing portion of the case to a new grand jury."

The AP is watching the movements of the key players in the scandal: "At the White House, Cheney arrived at 6:25 a.m., more than an hour earlier than usual. His chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, left home about 6:15 a.m., his normal commuting time. Rove, whose usual departure time from home is about 6 a.m., left about 7:45 a.m."

The grand jury meets this morning and an announcement is expected early afternoon.

Update: Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has called a press conference for 2 p.m. today.


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