No Deal for Karl Rove
Jeralyn Merritt makes as candid and direct a statement as possible on the Rove matter. She talked to Robert Luskin, Karl Rove’s attorney, and was told his client made no deals with Fitzgerald.
It’s over, folks. Karl Rove will not be charged with a crime. He’s cooperated with Fitzgerald by testifying to the grand jury five times and providing whatever information he had without a safety net. Without a 5k. Without assurances he would not be indicted. That’s a hell of a risk, but Luskin pulled it off. My hat’s off to Luskin.
I opined repeatedly on TalkLeft and HuffPo that Karl Rove would be charged at least with making a false statement to investigators in the fall of 2003 before a grand jury was convened — the Martha Stewart crime. That was wrong.
I’m ready to put this to bed. Karl Rove walked. He’s one of the rare subjects of an investigation who was able to talk his way out of an Indictment.
Indeed, that’s truly amazing. When a special prosecutor/investigator/whatever has years and buckets of money to make a case, any case, against you, they usually succeed. Rove is either more honest or even smarter than his critics give him credit for.