Insiders say Rove may leave White House

Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2005 03:21 pm
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Karl Rove's colleagues are preparing for the possibility that he may leave the White House because of the CIA leak case.

Despite the insistence of friends that he is out of legal jeopardy, several of the lawyers who deal with special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald believe Fitzgerald is continuing to look into the possibility of charging Rove with lying to investigators or the grand jury or both, Time magazine reports.

If that happens, Rove almost certainly would resign immediately.

Several Bush administration officials predict that within a year, the president will have a new chief of staff and press secretary, probably a new treasury secretary and maybe a new defense secretary, the magazine said.

If Rove does head out, he may leave behind a wounded president.

"A president who loves to hit home runs and wants to be remembered for swinging for the fences is being forced to take base hits," says a former White House official.

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Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2005 11:16 pm
How much credence can we put into this article?
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Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2005 11:29 pm
What a pleasant thought.
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Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2005 11:33 pm
No matter now. He's already done the country enough damage. His major function was to get W elected and reelected. He did both. Gasp.
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 12:03 am
His third act as sacrificial goat?
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 11:15 am
In some ways, this situation reminds me of Jimmy Carter's term. Not so much Mr. Carter, but the effort to have a team of state workers to manage the vast workings of the federal government. In particular, I'm wondering whether the mindset of Rove is similar to Tom Delay? Am I making any sense?
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