Monday, November 28, 2005
The Raw Story | Testimony from Rove's former assistant may solidify case that he misled leak inquiry, lawyers sayUh, oh. Rove's secretary is REMEMBERING THINGS she previously explained away in testimony to the grand jury. It's funny how people start remembering things after being caught lying to the feds.
The Raw Story | Testimony from Rove's former assistant may solidify case that he misled leak inquiry, lawyers say: "The attorneys say that Rove?s former personal assistant, Susan B. Ralston -- who was also a special assistant to President Bush -- testified in August about why Cooper?s call to Rove was not logged. Ralston said it occurred because Cooper had phoned in through the White House switchboard and was then transferred to Rove?s office as opposed to calling Rove?s office directly. As Rove?s assistant, Ralston screened Rove?s calls.
But those close to the probe tell RAW STORY that Fitzgerald obtained documentary evidence showing that other unrelated calls transferred to Rove?s office by the switchboard were logged. He then called Ralston back to testify.
Earlier this month, attorneys say Fitzgerald received additional testimony from Ralston -- who said that Rove instructed her not to log a phone call Rove had with Cooper about Plame in July 2003.
Ralston also provided Fitzgerald with more information and ?clarification? about several telephone calls Rove allegedly made to a few reporters, including syndicated columnist Robert Novak, the lawyers said."
How clean will Ralston come this time? Are we talking full fledged bean spilling, or more of a one bean at a time deal? Somehow, I think she has more to gain by being forthcoming to Fitzgerald than she does by protecting what's left of Rove's ass.
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