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Sunday, October 30, 2005

KARL ROVE'S FORGETTERY

Newsweek's Michaek Isikoff has the story on the "last-minute evidence" that spared Karl Rove an indictment on Friday:
One small item was a July 11, 2003, e-mail Rove sent to former press aide Adam Levine saying Levine could come up to his office to discuss a personnel issue. The e-mail was at 11:17 a.m., minutes after Rove had gotten off the phone with Matt Cooper—the same conversation (in which White House critic Joe Wilson's wife's work for the CIA was discussed) that Rove originally failed to disclose to the grand jury. Levine, with whom Rove often discussed his talks with reporters, did immediately go up to see Rove. But as Levine told the FBI last week, Rove never said anything about Cooper. The Levine talk was arguably helpful to one of Luskin's arguments: that, as a senior White House official, Rove dealt with a wide range of matters and might not remember every conversation he has had with journalists.

"How conveeeeenient."

The Reality-Based Educator is skeptical about this defense, noting another email Rove sent on that day, to Stephen Hadley.

UPDATE: Jane is really skeptical.

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