Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Froomkin: What to watch for on Fitzmas Eve

Fitzgerald and his grand jurors entered the courthouse around 9 a.m. today.

Broadcast journalists are reporting that there will be no public announcement today. But one popular rumor is that Fitzgerald will indeed present indictments to his grand jury today, the jury will vote on them -- and then he will put everything under seal, pending a public announcement tomorrow.

I can't think of any reason for Fitzgerald to put anything under seal -- unless he's offering his targets the opportunity to turn themselves in before it turns into a real circus over there.

So, two suggestions for the folks staking out the courthouse:

* Even if he seals everything, Fitzgerald would have to take any indictments returned by the grand jury to a judge today. And he would be accompanied by his grand jury foreperson. So keep an eye out for that.

* Also keep an eye out for senior administration officials showing up at the courthouse very, very late at night.

The Froomkin article also analyses how Karl Rove may work to get his charges dropped on reduced by (as one source surmizes) "[singing] his heart out".

Whoa! Does that mean that Mr. Canary will be using the 'B' word? (Or will Hannah fall on his sword --since he's already wounded-- for the big mustache?)

More info on Bolton's cabal at: Leak Case Renews Questions on War's Rationale

More on the CIA leak case at tith:
Also see:

More on Case from Washington Post: White House Officials Brace for Charges

Key Players in the Plame Affair

Husband Is Conspicuous in Leak Case That's a lame article though.


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