Update/Leak indictments

An hour ago I was contacted by a U.S. government official close to the Fitzgerald case. This person told me that there WILL be indictments announced later this afternoon, and the Special Prosecutor will hold a press conference tomorrow.

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32 Responses to Update/Leak indictments

  1. The Witch says:

    Who’s announcing them today if the press conference won’t be until tomorrow?

  2. Politburo says:

    Probably just a press release if there’s no PC.

  3. pooplatter says:

    please don’t say “no PC” when you mean Press Conference. It scares me, since that’s a common acronym for Probable Cause, which is the standard for securing a charge viz. an indictment or information.

  4. Merry Fitzmas everyone! I was a little down this morning when I learned the indictments wouldn’t be announced until tomorrow, but the magic of Fitzmas came through.

  5. Gauntlet says:

    Whats George W. Bush going to Say about all of this..??
    “Who Could Have Anticipated..???”
    He’s the Boss..This is His administration..He has Hired and Appointed all these People..
    Where does the ultimate Responsibility Belong..??
    Didn’t He have a Responsibility to VERIFY..??
    How could any of this had been done without His Knowledge or Approval..??
    I suppose He is going to tell us that He was DUPED..
    Sounds kind of like DUPID doesn’t it..??
    How about if we Get Rid of Both the Far Right and Far Left elements who have Taken over BOTH Partys and start over again..??
    I have had my Fill of BOTH
    Types of NEO NUT NONSENSE..
    For the good OF THE NATION..How about some Monderation for a Change and some Bi Partisan co-operation on both sides..
    Or does that make me what Pat said He has become..
    A Conservative Libertarian..??

  6. The Heretik says:

    Now CNN reports: The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity adjourned Wednesday afternoon and Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald made no public announcement of any action.
    Do you think Fitz still has something up his sleeve? Or will he announce later?

  7. Betsy says:

    My stomach is in knots. I can’t believe I’m so emotionally involved in this.

  8. Billmon says:

    “Merry Fitzmas everyone! I was a little down this morning when I learned the indictments wouldn’t be announced until tomorrow, but the magic of Fitzmas came through.”
    Looks like we might get the twelve days of Fitzmas.

  9. skippy says:

    the whole country is, betsy.

  10. Isn’t is customary to make big announcements like this late in the afternoon, especially on Friday, after the financial markets close?

  11. JohnGabriel says:

    I doubt Fitz is all that concerned about the impact of the announcement on the markets.
    However, it wouldn’t surprise me if he made sure all the indictees were informed before making a public announcement. Given that these are high level political officials, who will experience a lot of press atttention, it would only be fair play to give them some advance warning and let them tell their families before the circus begins.
    Furthermore, given the nature of the charges and their likely use of sensitive materials, I’m sure at least some of the indictments, if not all, will be sealed.

  12. JPSnaggs says:

    How late in the afternoon can we get? It is already 4 EST…

  13. falcone says:

    Did Fitz forget he had to pick his nephew up after soccer practice?
    You might want to go back and ask your U.S. government official.
    It’s not nice to do this to us. I was supposed to get married this afternoon at the justice of the peace, but I put it off to see the indictments announced. Now it looks like I might have to look for a new bride.

  14. MAL says:

    I am checking back tommorow morning. If I do not have precise details on Fitzmas, I will commit a wanton act of terrorism here in Wisconsin. Save a building, Richard.

  15. BearToy says:

    Well darn. An early Fitzmas was going to be my reason to meet friends for celebratory drinks after work. Its a shame because, from what I’ve read, Mr. Sale had a very good reputation for accuracy until this.

  16. Kagro X says:

    Surpise! Nobody knows nothin’! SSDD.

  17. rosalie says:

    your information was wrong that there would be indictments this afternoon

  18. GAUNTLET says:

    Maybe they did come down today..But first had to be Sent to the respective Partys and Attorneys and they will Be made PUBLIC..
    on Friday…??

  19. blogenfreude says:

    Might be days before they are public – they may negotiate a surrender and booking a la DeLay in advance.

  20. carol says:

    Announcements today? But it’s pushing 5pm on the west coast, so it’s late out there….

  21. Carol says:

    Today? But it’s almost 5 on the west coast, so it’s late out there. That can’t be right…

  22. Janey says:

    Any more updates or speculation?
    I’m disappointed nothing happened today, but I hear the White House is also upset, so at least we finally agree on something.

  23. damian says:

    I guess your sources arent’ evry reliable

  24. Mike says:

    Mental Note: Matt Drudge is more reliable than Richard Sale. Got it.

  25. Aakash says:

    Indictments this afternoon?

  26. global yokel says:

    Now here’s some fabulous news- Steve Clemons at http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/001033.html is reporting that Patrick Fitzgerald has just taken spacious, new, substantially enlarged quarters to house his ongoing investigation of the Plamegate matter.
    Hallelujah !!

  27. ked says:

    keep in perspective the distinction between content & schedule. by Friday aft, when we are all having our first cocktail, this little bit of angst will be past. relax.

  28. Marie C says:

    ‘Twas the night before Fitzmas, when all through the place,
    Not a creature was stirring, nor e-mail being erased.
    The subpoenas were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that an ember would soon make them flare.
    The neocons were nestled but not snugly in their beds,
    As visions of non-extraditable islands rushed through their heads.
    And Fitz and his aides took a well-deserved break,
    Twenty three months of testimony was no piece of cake.
    When out in the hall there arose such a clatter,
    They sprang from their desks to see what was the matter.
    Away to the door they flew side by side,
    Grabbed at the doorknob and opened it wide.
    The fluorescent bulbs in the hallway were bright,
    And what they saw was an amazing sight,
    Their eyes beheld what they’d never have guessed,
    Various defense counsel and several persons of interest.
    Fitz spoke not a word, but went straight to the podium,
    And read from all documents despite wingnuts’ odium,
    And pointing his finger in the direction of those,
    Who’d conspire a CIA agent’s identity to expose.
    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
    So up to the indictees the policemen they flew,
    Their job as guides leading to booking to do.
    The group were led out to the cheers of the people,
    Those who’d kept a clear head and not acted like sheeple,
    Fitz warned us to keep vigilant if the perps tried to flee,
    He said it would be tough but with luck we’d break free.
    Fitz sprang to his limo, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

  29. Janey says:

    I just heard on CNN that Fitzgerald’s office said that there will be no announcements today about the CIA leak case.

  30. Marie C says:

    To Janey:
    That gives them time to negotiate some deals with the potential indictees before tomorrow. Word has it that Fitz has been in touch with Rove’s attorney already.

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  32. Dave says:

    Who is Richard Sale?

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