Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Rove takes the fifth

...trip before the Plame grand jury, that is.

Rove to Appear Before Grand Jury to Discuss Leak Testimony

Top presidential adviser Karl Rove has been called to testify this afternoon before a federal grand jury investigating the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity, a source close to Rove said.

Rove, President Bush's chief political strategist, will be asked about discussions his attorney had with Time magazine reporter Viveca Novak, the source said. Novak testified last year that she alerted Rove's lawyer in early 2004 that Rove had leaked information to her colleague, Matthew Cooper, about CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Rove's appearance this afternoon would mark the fifth time he has testified before a grand jury in connection with the leak.
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