Thursday, November 10, 2005

Rove's aide to appear before Fitzgerald (again)

One of Karl Rove's assistants, Susan Ralston, is due to appear before the special prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation again:
Ralston, Rove’s right-hand man, is scheduled to appear again before Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who is investigating the circumstances surrounding the leak of Plame’s identity in the media.
[...] Ralston appears to be a person of critical interest in the investigation, just like her boss Rove. Rove is one of the officials who had spoken with journalists who had written about Plame. Another one who spoke to the press is Dick Cheney chief-of-staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was indicted for perjury. Fitzgerald said Libby lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and obstructed investigation. As Rove’s assistant covering for him from policy pronouncements down to housekeeping issues, Ralston works very closely with George Bush’s senior adviser.
In one of the two appearances before the Special Prosecutor, she and another Rove aide, Israel Hernandez, were asked why Rove’s phone conversation with journalist Cooper was not recorded in the logbook. The response was that Cooper did not dial Rove directly but was switched to his line by the operator.
Hmm. I guess we'll have to stay tuned. Tip to Crooks & Liars.

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