News and events revolving around the ousting of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Rove Resurfaces, Libby's Defense Trust Set - Yahoo! News

Still under criminal investigation in the CIA leak probe, Karl Rove will be one of the leading speakers this week at the Federalist Society's annual convention, an influential group of conservative legal talent.

Rove will surface as the Thursday night banquet speaker, raising a public profile that had been reduced in the weeks following his fourth round of grand jury testimony on Oct. 14. The president's top political adviser did not accompany Bush on his just-completed trip to South America.

Rove was not indicted in the leak of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity. His former White House colleague, I. Lewis Libby, was indicted in the probe, and a defense fund is being set up for him.

A person close to the Libby camp said "a lot of friends and colleagues are coming together to help" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. Libby is charged with perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI.


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