You’ve got to read it to believe it:
After spending the past month retracing our steps and confirming facts, we’ve come full circle. Our sources continue to maintain that a grand jury has in fact returned an indictment. Our sources said that parts of the indictment were read to Karl Rove and his attorney on Friday, May 12, 2006. Last week, we pointed to a sealed federal indictment, case number “06 cr 128,” which is still sealed and we are still pointing to it. During lengthy conversations with our sources over the past month, they reiterated that the substance of our report on May 13, 2006, was correct, and immediately following our report, Karl Rove’s status in the CIA leak probe changed. In summary, as we press our investigation we find indicators that more of our key facts are correct, not less.
Ash provides additional detail on Truthout’s historic role in this affair:
The electronic communication from Fitzgerald to Luskin, coming immediately on the heels of our Monday morning, June 12 article “Sealed vs. Sealed” that became the basis for the mainstream media’s de facto exoneration of Karl Rove was, our sources told us, negotiated quickly over the phone later that afternoon. Luskin contacted Fitzgerald, reportedly providing concessions that Fitzgerald considered to be of high value, and Fitzgerald reportedly reciprocated with the political cover Rove wanted in the form of a letter that was faxed to Luskin’s office.
Our sources provided us with additional detail, saying that Fitzgerald is apparently examining closely Dick Cheney’s role in the Valerie Plame matter, and apparently sought information and evidence from Karl Rove that would provide documentation of Cheney’s involvement. Rove apparently was reluctant to cooperate and Fitzgerald, it appears, was pressuring him to do so, our sources told us.
The first comment on the post is titled, “I want some of that stuff you are smoking!”
UPDATE: Stromata has a major exclusive that sheds new light on this story:
Karl Rove is dead.
His malign career of evil was brought to an end by lethal injection early on June 12th, after Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found him guilty of 76 counts of High Treason, Lèse Majesty, Piracy, Theft, Matriculation, Dissimulation, Public Obesity and other high crimes and misdemeanors. The trial and execution were carried out pursuant to Mr. Fitzgerald’s supreme authority to act on behalf of all branches of government.
They’ve been using a Karl Rove robot for his public appearances. Take that, Murtha. You’ve been arguing with a robot.