Essentially, it suggests that Rove's assistant has provided testimony that would support perhaps perjury and obstruction of justice charges against our man Karl. The telephone conversation Rove had with Matthew Cooper of Time is the event from which these charges would flow. Here's the nub of it:
The attorneys say that Rove’s former personal assistant, Susan B. Ralston -- who was also a special assistant to President Bush -- testified in August about why Cooper’s call to Rove was not logged. Ralston said it occurred because Cooper had phoned in through the White House switchboard and was then transferred to Rove’s office as opposed to calling Rove’s office directly. As Rove’s assistant, Ralston screened Rove’s calls.So it appears that Fitzgerald is turning the screws tighter on Ralston on this issue. If there's been lying to investigators over this point, you can bet there'll be charges. Whatever smokescreen Luskin, Rove's attorney, tried to throw in Fitzgerald's direction last month over the innocent nature of forgotten conversations and routinely "unlogged" calls may be falling apart. Maybe.
But those close to the probe tell RAW STORY that Fitzgerald obtained documentary evidence showing that other unrelated calls transferred to Rove’s office by the switchboard were logged. He then called Ralston back to testify.
Earlier this month, attorneys say Fitzgerald received additional testimony from Ralston -- who said that Rove instructed her not to log a phone call Rove had with Cooper about Plame in July 2003.
Ralston also provided Fitzgerald with more information and “clarification” about several telephone calls Rove allegedly made to a few reporters, including syndicated columnist Robert Novak, the lawyers said.