Oh, it's FITMAS day!
What's better than Karl Rove being indicted. Rove STILL under investigation and "Scooter" getting the axe.
Fitzgerald is really going to put the squeeze on Libby now which is not good news for the White House (remember, Fitzgerald requested all information on those forged Niger documents from the Italians).
UPDATE: Scooter Libby's been indicted on three charges: perjury, obstruction of justice, false statement. A total of five counts.
Patrivk Fitzgerald will hold a press conference at 2pm. Lawyers representing Joe Wilson will hold a press conference at 3pm
Fox News reports that Libby has handed in his letter of resignation
Sources revealed that David Addington is set to take over as advisro for Cheney
From The NY Daily News
The White House was lining up replacements for two top aides yesterday in case they are indicted in the CIA leak investigation, sources said.
The term for the grand jury probing the unmasking of CIA spy Valerie Plame expires today, setting the stage for a decision in the two-year investigation.
The White House was on edge as President Bush's political guru, Karl Rove, and Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, awaited word whether they will be indicted for leaking Plame's name to reporters.
A source familiar with Bush's worst-case plans said he would likely tap ex-GOP Chairman Ed Gillespie to replace Rove if he is indicted.
Also under consideration is bringing back former White House political director Ken Mehlman. He is the GOP chairman and is considered to be valuable to the Republicans for the upcoming midterm congressional elections.
If Libby is indicted, Cheney counsel David Addington will replace him as chief of staff, sources close to the Cheney's office say. Addington is another longtime Cheney aide who worked for him at the Pentagon.
"I wouldn't want to be Karl Rove, but I'm not sure if they have him," said a source familiar with the probe. "Libby is a different story. It looks bad for Scooter."