Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Karl Rove aka Scott Free

Karl Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Case

By Fred Barbash and Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, June 13, 2006; 8:24 AM

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has told White House aide Karl Rove that he does not expect to seek charges against him in connection with the CIA leak case, Rove's lawyer said today.

In a statement this morning, Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, said that Fitzgerald "has formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges" against Rove.

"In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation," Luskin said in the statement. "We believe that the Special Counsel's decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove's conduct."

So Karl "Giant Baby" Rove will not be charged. I 'm sure the white house is breathing a sigh of relief. However Howard Dean is less than thrilled about the news:

"He doesn't belong in the White House," Dean said. "If the president valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago," said the Democratic Party chairman, speaking on NBC's "Today" show. "So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but it's not very good news for America."