The last time I invested some serious time in what was percolating in the Fitzgerald investigation of the White House leak of Valerie Plame Wilson’s CIA role, the best I was able to get was to confirm that Karl Rove was “enthusiastically” cooperating with Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation and to confirm that Rove had helped lead Fitzgerald’s team to a trove of electronic correspondence inside the VP’s office.
But Jason Leopold has not allowed himself to get distracted by other items on the news front and is stalking Fitzgerald’s moves. His report today is intriguing and important.
I have not tried to run the traps on this piece as it takes enormous time, which I don’t have at the moment, but the fact that the grand jury is meeting now and has been meeting is quite important.
Read the Leopold piece because it seems to me, if this is all nailed down and not just one side of the battle line sending signals and negotiating terms to the other through Leopold, that Rove may be the next real big bump in this story.
— Steve Clemons