Saturday, November 19, 2005

WaPo: Fitz Calls Another Grand Jury for Leak Case

Patrick Fitzgerald calls for another grand jury--to follow up the Woodward revelations? To finish up with Rove? "The most innocuous explanation for the new grand jury is that Fitzgerald simply wants to complete his probe and to put information on the record, perhaps about Woodward's source or Rove, according to several legal experts, including some involved in the case.

But most lawyers interviewed for this article said Fitzgerald would not go through the trouble of calling upon a new grand jury -- after gathering so much testimony from and about Rove -- unless he is exploring new territory uncovered since the Oct. 28 Libby indictment.

'Whoever's Woodward's source probably feels terribly uncomfortable right now,' said E. Lawrence Barcella Jr., a Washington defense lawyer and former prosecutor.

Randall D. Eliason, a law professor who formerly ran the public corruption section of the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, said Fitzgerald is clearly 'looking at new defendants or new charges.' That is not good news for anybody concerned about their role in Plame's identity being leaked, Eliason added."


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