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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Fitzmas in April?

According to Jason Leopold at Truth Out, Patrick Fitzgerald presented additional evidence to the newly impaneled grand jury yesterday, seeking an indictment of Karl Rove in the Valerie Plame case. That's the rumor, anyway.

The grand jury session in federal court in Washington, DC, sources close to the case said, was the first time this year that Fitzgerald told the jurors that he would soon present them with a list of criminal charges he intends to file against Rove in hopes of having the grand jury return a multi-count indictment against Rove.

This isn't the first time Leopold has reported this, so take it for what it's worth. Still, Rove getting his policy portfolio stripped from him could be credibly seen as an early warning and an attempt at damage control. And now that Fitzgerald is done with his other high-profile case, the conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan (R), maybe his focus goes back to PlameGate.

But it's all speculation. As a interested observer who's seen and read a lot about the case, I'd say the evidence is there for at least a perjury indictment, but I'm not privy to everything.