Bill Kristol Declares Fitzgerald Investigation Over, Fitzgerald Disagrees

Bill Kristol, Fox News Sunday, 10/30/05:

Patrick Fitzgerald investigated a crime, and there was one crime he discovered, basically, which is allegedly that Scooter Libby lied under oath. That is the big story out of this two-year investigation. No conspiracy. No multiple indictments. No, you know, the White House falling apart.

Not so fast, Mr. Kristol. Washington Post, 11/3/05:

While Rove faces doubts about his White House status, there are new indications that he remains in legal jeopardy from Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald’s criminal investigation of the Plame leak. The prosecutor spoke this week with an attorney for Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper about his client’s conversations with Rove before and after Plame’s identity became publicly known because of anonymous disclosures by White House officials, according to two sources familiar with the conversation.


Fitzgerald is considering charging Rove with making false statements in the course of the 22-month probe, and sources close to Rove — who holds the titles of senior adviser and White House deputy chief of staff — said they expect to know within weeks whether the most powerful aide in the White House will be accused of a crime.