November 19, 2005

BUPKUS SQUARED:

Another Grand Jury for Leak Case: Move Follows Woodward Talks (Carol D. Leonnig and Jim VandeHei, 11/19/05, Washington Post)

Legal experts said Fitzgerald's decision to call upon a new grand jury is all but certainly because he is considering additional criminal charges in the case.

Two sources close to Karl Rove, the top Bush aide still under investigation in the case, said they have reason to believe Fitzgerald does not anticipate presenting additional evidence against the White House deputy chief of staff. Instead, lawyers involved in the case expect the prosecutor to focus on Woodward's admission that an official other than Libby told him about Plame one month before her identity was publicly disclosed in a July 14, 2003, column by Robert D. Novak.


Except that the prosecutor has already conceded the leak itself isn't criminal, so he'd have to be charging someone else with misremembering a conversation with a reporter during the investigation. And Woodward's own account seems to get his source off the hook.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 19, 2005 9:15 AM
Comments

After 2 years Fitzgerald came up with pretty much nothing. So now he gets another grand jury and time to come up with more nothing? Unbelievable.

Posted by: AWW at November 19, 2005 5:19 PM

The moonbat minions just see this as "Fitzmas Yet To Come".

Posted by: Dave W. at November 20, 2005 1:41 AM
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