Friday, December 02, 2005

Rove and Luskin in Deep Doo Doo 

It looks like I'm actually ahead of the Daily Kos on this story. I'm sure that won't last. It's interesting to see that Armando independently came to the same conclusion regarding the information on Viveca Novak:

Daily Kos: Vivica Novak: Exculpatory? Wha?: "If this rumor is true, the Rove story is that he found the Hadley e-mail after Luskin heard from Viveca Novak! What does this mean? That Luskin and Rove either ignored the Fitzgerald subpoena or worse, they found the Hadley e-mail and concealed it from Fitzgerald! That would be obstruction of justice on Rove AND Luskin!"

Similar take on the "found an email" timeline idiocy:

5 months to find an e-mail! From the very days in question! WTF? Is that remotely believable?

It looks like Rove & Luskin were being a little too tricky with their presentation of the facts to Fitzgerald. I don't think that's a winning strategy with a prosecutor like this one.

By the way, remeber this quote from OVER TWO YEARS AGO:

Think Progress: 23 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak: "BUSH CLAIMED TO WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LEAK: On September 29, 2003, a senior administration official told the Washington Post that Bush said, "�I want to get to the bottom of this,"� during a daily staff meeting which Karl Rove attended."

And a quick reminder of Scott McClellan's response OVER TWO YEARS AGO to reporters asking if the President Bush thought Karl Rove was involved in the leaking of a covert Operative's name to the press:

TalkLeft: Reaction to Report of Justice Dept. Intelligence Probe: "QUESTION: Yes, but I'm just wondering if there was a conversation between Karl Rove and the President, or if he just talked to you, and you're here at this --

McCLELLAN: He wasn't involved. The President knows he wasn't involved.

QUESTION: How does he know that?

QUESTION: How does he know that?

McCLELLAN: The President knows."

Deep doo doo.

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