Indictments Tomorrow? Really??
Sorry this is so late, but I've been watching the World Series (currently in the 11th inning). The scuttlebutt all over East Blogistan is that sealed indictments are coming tomorrow. I'll join the crowd and link to Steve Clemons at The Washington Note, whose "uber-insider source" (confirmed by a second source) is predicting one to five sealed indictments tomorrow, which led the whole groundswell off. This report was followed by a post from Think Progress highlighting a CBS report from John Roberts, which also predicted indictments tomorrow and said Rove and Libby were still at risk, but that it was "an unidentified Mr. X who actually gave the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame to reporters." Mr. X's identity is known to Fitzgerald, according to Roberts.
But then an odd little story trickled out of The LA Times reporting that Fitzgerald was still questioning witnesses today, interviewing a "former West Wing colleague" of Rove and sending FBI agents to talk to Joe and Valerie Wilson's neighbors. The Times acknowledged that "Fitzgerald was thought to be readying indictments in the long-running inquiry into the leak of Plame's identity." Consensus among the blogs I was looking at is that this is just Fitzgerald being thorough, although there was some intrigue raised by this statement:
Some of the questioning indicated that Fitzgerald may still be considering indictments on charges that some have viewed as too difficult to pursue, including a prosecution under a federal law that makes it a felony to reveal the name of a covert agent.
All we can do now is wait for Wednesday to see what happens next.