More Speculation On The CIA Leak Case
Truth Out has issued an apology of sorts for getting “too far out in front of the news cycle” on the supposed Karl Rove indictment. Jason Leopold had stated last week that if the story turned out to be wrong, he would out his sources. If Truth Out is now saying that their story was wrong (which I’m not sure is what they are saying with this latest apology), I hope Leopold does out his sources as promised.
But the story is getting bigger and Patrick Fitzgerald appears to be methodically making his way to the top. It may be that Truth Out’s sources claiming Rove had been indicted were telling the truth, but the circumstances, thus the story, have changed since last Saturday. If (here’s the speculative part) being informed of a sealed indictment was enough to get Rove’s cooperation, we may never know if Jason Leopold’s story was correct. We must remember that Fitzgerald is not interested in keeping the public’s curiosity appeased, he is interested in building his case and making sure that each and every person involved in this criminal act and criminal conspiracy to cover it up, is brought to justice. He’s not going to rush his case, and we shouldn’t want him to.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Richard Armitage, ex-deputy secretary to Colin Powel, was snuck into the courtroom on Friday to give further testimony in the CIA leak case. If (here comes more speculation) Armitage testified that he tried to dissuade Libby and/or Rove from revealing the uncover status of Valerie Plame to reporters, that could mean that the underlying crime is in play or, at the very least, a conspiracy involving Libby, Rove, Cheney and even Bush in attempting to cover it up. Unlike others who are upset that a Rove indictment hasn’t been announced yet, I am happy to wait because the longer these behind the scenes maneuverings go on, the more likely it is that the whole truth will come out. Fitzgerald has a great track record in bringing those at the top to justice and there is no reason to think that this time will be any different.
It’s no sweat off my brow to wait for news from Fitzgerald, but I’d be willing to bet that the longer it takes, the more danger there is of White House staffers getting swept away by the river of sweat streaming out of the Oval Office. That’s good enough for me, at least for now.