Following up on his piece yesterday that an indictment of Karl Rove was imminent, Jason Leopold of TruthOut reports:
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove.
During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.
Robert Luskin, Rove’s attorney, did not return a call for comment. Sources said Fitzgerald was in Washington, DC, Friday and met with Luskin for about 15 hours to go over the charges against Rove, which include perjury and lying to investigators about how and when Rove discovered that Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA operative and whether he shared that information with reporters, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said.
Leopold further reports… “An announcement by Fitzgerald is expected to come this week, sources close to the case said. However, the day and time is unknown.” Jeralyn of TalkLeft weighs in here with some thoughts on the indictment.
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Note: There’s more Plamegate news today… I’ll be posting that soon.