Friday, October 28, 2005

Contain yourselves, people

It's indictment day! It's indictment day! Libs had been hoping for a triple witching Friday with charges being brought against Rove, Libby, and Cheney but if reports are to be believed (and we're talking about the New York Times and AP here so who knows) it looks as if it will only be Libby today:

WASHINGTON -- White House officials Friday morning braced for the possibility that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would be indicted in the CIA leak case, but held out hope presidential confidant Karl Rove might escape charges for the time being.

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald signaled Thursday he might simply keep Rove under investigation, according to a person familiar with recent developments in the case who requested anonymity because of its sensitivity. That would spare Rove bad news Friday when the grand jury that has heard the case for two years is set to expire.

Speculation flew across Washington early Friday about who, if anyone, would be indicted regarding the exposure of covert CIA officer Valerie http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifPlame. At the White House, Cheney arrived at 6:25 a.m., more than an hour earlier than usual. His chief of staff, Libby, was seen leaving home about 6:15 a.m., his normal commuting time.

According to a New York Times report, lawyers in the case said they expected Libby to be indicted on Friday, charged with making false statements to the grand jury.

Hmmm... sounds familiar. It appears that Scooter is about to get "Martha'd".

***update - 4:04 pm: Scooter got nailed. Rove didn't. The journalists were not happy which made for a quite humorous press conference.