October 27, 2005

NYT: Scooter indicted, Rove spared... for now

Just in.....

The NY Times is reporting that Cheney Chief of Staff Scooter Libby will be indicted tomorrow.

Rove will not be indicted... for now, but he is still "under investigation" and the prosecutor Fitzgerald is asking to re-institute a Grand Jury, which would indicate he well may have more up his sleeve.

This could be the beginning of something big.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.


At 10/27/2005 9:58 PM, Blogger Dissenter said...

Here is my rampant speculation: Libby will be indicted and then "turned." A common prosecutor's move. Charge them right up the ladder, "turning" them on your way to the top. The fact that Scooter Libby is going to be indicted and Rove not yet, but still under investigation, at least implies to me that Rove is the ultimate target. Tenet may be in this as well.

Ahhh, tomorrow. What a great day.

At 10/27/2005 10:10 PM, Blogger diehard said...

No I think Scooter is the fall guy.
He will be the shock absorber for Bush's Brain Rove.
They will fight to keep Rove out of jail!

At 10/27/2005 11:16 PM, Blogger youngridemocrat said...

This is huge.

This puts everything in perspective. Conservatives spent $85 million on legal fees to trap Bill Clinton for fibbing about whether he was amorous with an intern. The Republicans do it better. They involve spies and national security. Which do you think is more serious to the nation?

Bush should clean house of these
control freaks and thugs.

At 10/28/2005 4:54 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

He'd have to fire himself in that case, Young. He's part and parcel of all of the rampant corruption and abuse of power that infests his administration. Holding him apart from it is a mistake.

A clarification. As I understand it, Fitzgerald had previously asked for and gotten an extension for the Grand Jury's term, so another extension is not possible. But rather he is expected to request that another Grand Jury be formed.

And like dissenter, this has all the markings of, and I hope it will turn out to be, a flip and indict up the chain situation.

For those of us long suffering patriots who give a damn about what this gang has done to our government and it's standing around the world, tomorrow could be a rare cause for hope.

But the fact remains, as I have long said, that nothing ... nothing... will ever stop or even slow down this administration unless Republicans finally stand up and say enough.
The sad fact is that the Dems are utterly and pathetically ignored and impotent and as far as their ability to have any effect against this gang, they might as well not exist, given how their every utterance is ignored and their motives impugned.

But let one Republican question the actions of the administration, and it's a huge story in the press and action is taken.

Unless the sane Republicans stand up against the radical/fundie jihad within the party, nothing will change.

There are angry rumblings within this moderate segment of the Republican, especially due to the American taliban wing of the party 86ing Miers before she even got a hearing, and it might translate into a battle for the soul of the party.

At 10/30/2005 9:01 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Hey Ms Dope, what is the last minute stuff that the lawyers for Rove put under Fitz's nose to stop his indictment of Rove at the 12th hour? He went ahead with Liddy but held on Rove because if it. Further proof to me on the outside lookin in that Rove is going to be spared and Liddy will take the hit for the "team".

What do you think??

At 10/31/2005 8:36 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Some pundits are saying that Libby will take the fall, get convicted, and then Bush will pardon Libby near the end of his term.

As unsavory as that scenario is, it's entirely possible.

At 11/01/2005 7:32 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Sickening..... hope it's not gonna happen but with a sinking ship-- anything they can do to hang on!


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