Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has told Karl Rove’s counsel that Rove will not be indicted in the Valerie Plame case. So one of the silliest news stories of modern times is stumbling toward a conclusion with the trial of former Cheney aide Scooter Libby.
This case has never been about much other than politics; of the dozens of CIA leaks over the last five years, the one relating to Plame was probably the least significant from a security standpoint. Yet it is the only one, so far, that has engendered a criminal indictment. Libby’s lawyers seem to be giving Fitzgerald all he can handle; don’t be surprised if, when Fitzgerald’s prosecution finally sees the light of day in court, it collapses due to the ultimate triviality of the whole incident.
UPDATE: Blog of the Week TigerHawk has been cruising far-left web sites, and notes that the tinfoil hatters haven’t given up yet: “The diehard lefties hope that Rove flipped on Cheney.” Good grief.