So what's up with Karl Rove? Investigative reporter Murray Waas continues his strong work mining the Plame Affair, writing in the National Journal that the top presidential adviser could face indictment as long as the I. Lewis Libby case is going on - perhaps for two years. Or more.
Quotes sources saying special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is waiting to see if Libby, who was the vice president's chief of staff and has been indicted for perjury among other charges, provides any information about any role Rove might have had in outing CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Here's another take, from Talk Left, after noting articles in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal talk about a more imminent decision on Rove's fate. The piece sees the conflicting information coming from the Rove camp as a smokescreen "to prepare the public for the disclosure that Rove cooperated against Libby and Cheney, which likely will come in the coming weeks, while the final decision as to the outcome of his cooperation won't be known for months or even years, depending on whether Fitzgerald is successful at getting Cheney and/or others as well as Libby, or just Libby. It's the only way to reconcile the different versions as to whether we will know within weeks or not for months or longer."
It's a long piece. Based not on sources, but informed speculation. Says this right up front. Recommended for groupies.