The First Day of Fitzmas
I ain't guilty, the man is against me.
Always trying to keep a brotha down.
WASHINGTON -- Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak case.
Karl Rove, President Bush's closest adviser, apparently escaped indictment Friday but remained under investigation, his legal status a looming political problem for the White House.
The indictments stem from a two-year investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald into whether Rove, Libby or any other administration officials knowingly revealed the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame or lied about their involvement to investigators.
The five-count indictment accuses Libby of lying about how and when he learned about CIA official Valerie Plane's identity in 2003 and then told reporters about it. The information was classified.
Any trial would shine a spotlight on the secret deliberations of Bush and his team as they built the case for war against Iraq.
So, now Rove's sweating off his balls. Five counts, baby. Five for Libby.
This could be much fun.
Time for the happy dance and some bubbly. With more to come.
Oh, yeah, Cheney is up to his ass in this.
posted by Steve @ 1:01:00 PM