Wednesday, August 03, 2005

All Rove all the time

The latest on the watch, 2 Aides to Rove Testify in C.I.A. Leak Inquiry - New York Times. Seems that someone, possibly Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, wants people to think it's all a matter of administrative details at this stage:

The aides' grand jury appearances were first reported by ABC News and provided the first sign that the prosecutor in the case was interested in following up on Mr. Cooper's testimony with more questions for the White House about Mr. Rove. A person sympathetic to Mr. Rove said that the questions seemed typical of those posed by a prosecutor wrapping up the loose ends of an inquiry.

That person and the one who has been briefed spoke only on the condition of anonymity because the prosecutor has warned people not to discuss the case.

At one point, the aides were asked why Mr. Cooper's call to Mr. Rove was not entered in Mr. Rove's office telephone logs. There was no record of the call, the person who has been briefed said, because Mr. Cooper did not call Mr. Rove directly, but was transferred to his office from a White House switchboard.

Tell me again he's not a target! Sounds like the prosecutor is fishing around on obstruction of justice given that there was no record of the Cooper call in Rove's office telephone logs. An implication here is that it was removed. Or intentionally not entered. Or, Karl Rove's phone records are incredibly but conveniently incomplete as you must call him directly in order to be entered into the log. Hmmmm....