June 13, 2006
Wilsons' Lawyer Says It Isn't Over
Here's a statement from Joe Wilson's lawyer:
We have become aware of the communication between Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Luskin concerning Karl. Rove's status in the criminal investigation. We have no first-hand knowledge of the reason for the communication or what further developments in the criminal investigation it may signal. While it appears that Mr. Rove will not be called to answer in criminal court for his participation in the wrongful disclosure of Valerie Wilson's classified employment status at the CIA in retaliation against Joe Wilson for questioning the rationale for war in Iraq, that obviously does not end the matter. The day still may come when Mr. Rove and others are called to account in a court of law for their attacks on the Wilsons.
It sounds like a civil case against Karl Rove is in the works. But if Peter Fitzgerald, with the power of a grand jury and hoards of investigators, couldn't indict him I doubt a civil trial will result in much. Also, besides Plame no longer on covert missions (which she didn't do for years prior to Bob Novak mentioning her in a column), the Wilsons have been harmed little. They've done a Vanity Fair feature and best-selling author Joe is the darling of the Bush bashing crowd.
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