Rove Testified in front of the Federal Grand Jury for the 5th time yesterday, defending his role in outing Valerie Plame. It has been reported that Rove claims it would be silly for him to intentionally mislead the FBI and federal investigators. Misleading people has ever stopped Rove in the past. Why would that claim carry any weight now?
Rove Testifies 5th Time On Leak
By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 27, 2006; Page A01
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove sought to convince a federal grand jury yesterday that he did not provide false statements in the CIA leak case, testifying for more than three hours before leaving a federal courthouse unsure whether he would be indicted, according to a source close to the presidential aide.
In his fifth appearance before the grand jury, Rove spent considerable time arguing that it would have been foolish for him to knowingly mislead investigators about his role in the disclosure of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media, the source said. His grand jury appearance, which was kept secret even from Rove's closest White House colleagues until shortly before he went to court yesterday, suggests that prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald remains keenly interested in Rove's role in the case.