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

Thursday, November 03, 2005

United Press International - NewsTrack - Karl Rove still in jeopardy over CIA leak

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The political and legal future of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is in question over his role in the disclosure of an undercover CIA agent.

While Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has formally charged a member of Vice President Dick Cheney's staff, sources told The Washington Post Fitzgerald is also considering charging Rove with making false statements in the course of the 22-month probe.

Fitzgerald has already documented Rove played a central role in discussions with journalists about agent Valerie Plame, which Rove and White officials had repeatedly denied.

On the political front, White House strategists are discussing how viable it is to keep him.

"Karl does not have any real enemies in the White House, but there are a lot of people in the White House wondering how they can put this behind them if the cloud remains over Karl," one strategist told the newspaper.

The report said a large number of administration officials are concerned Rove could detract from President Bush's efforts to have a "fresh start" in 2006 with as little interference from the scandal as possible.


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