Jason Leopold has been on the hotseat for a while after reporting on an imminent Karl Rove indictment that was never announced. But now Leopold says he even knows the case number. Sealed vs. Sealed:
Four weeks ago, during the time when we reported that White House political adviser Karl Rove was indicted for crimes related to his role in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, the grand jury empanelled in the case returned an indictment that was filed under seal in US District Court for the District of Columbia under the curious heading of Sealed vs. Sealed.
As of Friday afternoon that indictment, returned by the grand jury the week of May 10th, remains under seal – more than a month after it was handed up by the grand jury.
The case number is “06 cr 128.” On the federal court’s electronic database, “06 cr 128” is listed along with a succinct summary: “No further information is available.”
He is not backing off. Truthout isn’t either. Maybe there is something to this.
Update – Salon says maybe not.