Plame Gossip Wed.
The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity met for three hours Wednesday with Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald and his deputies, adjourning for the day without announcing any action. ....And please tell me the past tense "expected" in that last line doesn't mean anything. I can't take this much longer.
There was no word on whether Fitzgerald planned to make any announcement or when the grand jury planned to meet again. ....
Fitzgerald and the grand jurors entered the courthouse around 9 a.m. EDT, with just three days left before the jury's term is set to expire. The timing on any decision is uncertain, however. It is possible for Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan to extend the life of the grand jury at Fitzgerald's request. Such a step would be taken in secret.
And as Sini has been pointing out, this whole grand jury may be extended. In fact, if it's done in secret, it may already be extended. Ugh!
CNN just told me that after the Grand Jury left, Fitzgerald met with Judge Hogan for 45 minutes in his chambers. Of course no details as to why.
Crooks and Liars just reported that after talking to someone at Fitzgerald's office they were assured that nothing was likely to happen today.
Funny. Funny. Funny. Americablog has found a GOP press release from 7/13/05 where there are over twenty juicy quotes from senators and congressman who "defend Karl Rove from Partisan attacks." Here's the original on the GOP site which I'll bet will disappear pretty quickly. So here's the Americablog transcription for when it does disappear.
UPDATE: MSNBC(Hardball) just gave three possibilities for Fitzgerald meeting with Judge Hogan today. 1) He wanted to discuss sealing the indictments. 2) He wanted to talk about extending the Grand Jury. or 3) He wanted to talk about having the Grand Jury meet on a day where it wasn't scheduled. Next scheduled meeting was Friday.