Friday, October 28, 2005

Fitzgerald Is Setting Up The Dominoes Here

After taking in all of Fitz's press conference and then reflecting on the porch over a cup of coffee, the image of a domino chain came to me. I believe that Fitzgerald has just kicked over the first domino and he has others set up behind it. Sure, it may happen in slow motion, but the people involved are administration big wigs and we all know from cartoons and movies that giants move and fall in slow motion due to their size.

The Indictment (PDF format - thanks to Think Progress) is in slight opposition with Fitzgerald's press conference wherein he stated, repeatedly, that he will not comment on anyone not indicted. Yet, we do have some clues from this passage in the indictment:
"21. On or about July 10 or July 11, 2003, LIBBY spoke to a senior official in the White House (“Official A”) who advised LIBBY of a conversation Official A had earlier that week with columnist Robert Novak in which Wilson’s wife was discussed as a CIA employee involved in Wilson’s trip. LIBBY was advised by Official A that Novak would be writing a story about Wilson’s wife." (emphasis mine)
You can bet your ass that "Official A" is Karl Rove. By eluding to Karl in the indictment, it fuels the talk of his involvement and leaves the door open for further investigation.

Again, this is far from over. The only thing that expired today was the current grand jury. Fitzgerald can put a new grand jury in place and proceed. Given that the administration drug its feet, allegedly lied and stonewalled on many occasions, it ate up alot of the time that was alloted to the grand jury and thus a new grand jury should be assigned to find out why.