Wednesday, July 20, 2005

obstruction of justice

i'm going to ignore john g roberts for the time being, as people are still out there gathering facts and it is yet to be determined whether he is indeed a partisan hack "along the lines of a scalia or a thomas or whether all that partisan hackery in his past is there simply because he used to work for a bunch of partisan hacks.

instead, i want to mention this murray waas piece in the american prospect that has been circulating in the blogs (but somewhat overshadowed by roberts talk).

White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove did not disclose that he had ever discussed CIA officer Valerie Plame with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper during Rove’s first interview with the FBI, according to legal sources with firsthand knowledge of the matter.

The omission by Rove created doubt for federal investigators, almost from the inception of their criminal probe into who leaked Plame's name to columnist Robert Novak, as to whether Rove was withholding crucial information from them, and perhaps even misleading or lying to them, the sources said.

if this is true, it almost certainly means an indictment for rove on charges of perjury or obstruction of justice.

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