Raw Story: Prosecutor in leak case seeks indictments against Rove, Libby, lawyers close to case say
Washington Note: Fitzgerald has rented more office space.
Just got off the phone with a source who has appeared before Fitzgerald’s grand jury who thinks that the Special Counsel is going to “go wide” with indictments — i.e., a lot of people are going to get nailed.
Even as Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald wrapped up his case, the legal team of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has been engaged in a furious effort to convince the prosecutor that Rove did not commit perjury during the course of the investigation, according to people close to the aide. The sources, who indicated that the effort intensified in recent weeks, said Rove still did not know last night whether he would be indicted.
Asked about anxiety levels at the White House, press secretary Scott McClellan said Wednesday, “There’s a lot of speculation going around, and I think there are a lot facts that simply are not known at this point. It remains an ongoing investigation, and we’ll let the special prosecutor continue to do his work.”
He added, “This White House is focused on the priorities of the American people.”