Taking the Plame
Q: Does the President continue to have confidence in Mr. Rove?
MR. McCLELLAN: Again, these are all questions coming up in the context of an ongoing criminal investigation. And you've heard my response on this.
Q: So you're not going to respond as to whether or not the President has confidence in his Deputy Chief of Staff?
MR. McCLELLAN: Carl, you're asking this question in the context of an ongoing investigation. And I would not read anything into it other than I'm simply not going to comment on an ongoing --
from 7/11 White House press conference
Some things speak for themselves.
Oh heck, I have to say that Mr. Rove's comment about liberals seeking indictments and/or therapy post 9/11 now has a double meaning. I'd assumed he was referring to indictments of Al Qaeda, not himself. What are the chances that the president will pardon Karl Rove? How do you criticize anonymous unconfirmed sources when you've been one yourself? I imagine the White House misses having Jeff Gannon to call on in these press conferences.
link to 1982 law in question
link to John Dean article on the laws that were broken
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