Throughout this press release from Fitzgerald a certain individual pops up and is named "Official A". Here is the relevelant text about "Official A".
"on or about July 10 or July 11, 2003, Libby spoke to a senior White House official (“Official A”) who advised Libby of a conversation Official A had earlier that week with columnist Robert Novak in which Wilson’s wife was discussed as a CIA employee involved in Wilson’s trip. Libby was advised by Official A that Novak would be writing a story about Wilson’s wife;"
This leads me to believe that "Official A" is very important in this extended investigation and is probably the next person to be indicted. It also leads me to believe that "Official A" is Karl Rove
Word of the Day: "Indictment"
Today's word of the day is "Indictment".
* Whether it be in the form of House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, who was indicted last week on multiple counts of crimes like laundering money and conspiring to launder money into the Texas Republican Party through use of the Republican National Committee (Link)
* Tom Noe, the Ohio rare coin dealer that was indicted yesterday on charges of laundering money into President Bush's re-election campaign (Link)
* or I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was indicted today for Perjury, obstruction of justice, making false statements. (Link)
And the investigation is not over, the question as to whether Rove will be indicted is still unanswered. We will find out more about this when prosecutor Fitzgerald gives his press briefing at 2pm. today.
And for the first sign or fiscal responsibility that I've seen from the Republicans in five years, drum roll please:
Cutting the health care of poor and old people.
"WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Finance Republicans, aiming to find $10 billion in savings, have reached a deal on health care budget cuts and will release details on Thursday afternoon, an aide to committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley said.
Senate conservatives had hoped to trim Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for the poor, by about $10 billion over five years but moderates on the panel pushed for some of the savings to come from Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly. The House is divided over its budget plans, with conservatives pushing for deeper spending cuts. "
Instead of having just the poor people taking the cut, the Republicans were nice enough to split the burden also with the elderly. How nice of them. *Sarcasm*
The Actual Warrant
Tom Delay's actual Warrant.