Friday, August 12, 2005
Rove Could Be In The Soup For More Than Perjury
I'm glad that someone has finally done a thorough legal analysis of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. (I thought of writing an analysis myself but figured it's credibility would be suspect given my lack of Federal criminal prosecutorial background.) Anyway, this excellent piece by retired prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega debunks most of the silliness you have been hearing from the pundits. No - Rove did not have to refer to Valerie Plame or Wilson by name. No - he did not have to intend to harm her. In short, if one assumes that the limited information that has been disclosed to date about the Grand Jury proceedings is accurate, it should be possible to get an indictment.