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Karl Rove: Treason?

Posted by Rick · January 4th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Interesting, nu?

The mystery is why Ashcroft, after resisting the appointment of a special prosecutor for several months, changed his mind. One exciting possibility is that Karl Rove, whom Plame’s husband, former diplomat Joseph Wilson, fingered early on, has emerged as a serious suspect. (Rove was a political consultant on two of Ashcroft’s gubernatorial campaigns and one of his Senate campaigns.) But it’s just as possible that Ashcroft handed the investigation over to a special counsel in order to bury it. — Timothy Noah, “Ashcroft as Br’er Rabbit: Will a special counsel bury the Plame investigation?,” Slate, January 2, 2004.

I’m betting that it’s both.

Update: July 2, 2005. Well, well, oil well…turns out it was Karl Rove who spilled the beans after all.

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