Friday, October 15, 2004

Rove Grilled 

Beyond that, no one is saying anything. From the AP wire:
President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, testified Friday before a federal grand jury trying to determine who leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer.

Rove spent more than two hours testifying before the panel, according to an administration official who spoke only on condition of anonymity because such proceedings are secret.

Before testifying, Rove was interviewed at least once by investigators probing the leak. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell also have been interviewed, though none has appeared before the grand jury . . . .

In a widely quoted remark, Wilson said after a speech in 2003 that it might be ``fun to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs.'' Wilson has accused Rove of spreading word of the Novak column to reporters.

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's campaign was quick to pounce on news of Rove's appearance, with senior adviser Joe Lockhart issuing a statement calling on Rove and other aides to ``come clean about their role in this insidious act.''

``If the president sincerely wanted to get to the bottom of this potential crime, he'd stop the White House foot-dragging and fully cooperate with this investigation,'' Lockhart said.

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