October 27, 2005

New TPS cover sheets, red Swingline staplers ordered by special prosecutor
TWN reports that instead of wrapping things up, Patrick Fitzgerald is renting more office space:

Fitzgerald's office is at 1400 New York Avenue, NW, 9th Floor in Washington.

What I have learned is that the Office of the Special Counsel has signed a lease this week for expanded office space across the street at 1401 New York Avenue, NW.

Another coincidence? More office space needed to shut down the operation?

I think not. Fitzgerald's operation is expanding.

Think Progress reports:

Time Magazine’s Mike Allen “has some of the best sources in Washington.” Here’s what he had to say about the leak scandal on Hardball:
MIKE ALLEN: A lot of activity happening that we’re not seeing. A likely scenario for what happened today, Patrick Fitzgerald got some indictments from this grand jury. He is now able to go to the…

TWEETY: You think they’re sealed right now?

MIKE ALLEN: Very possible. What I’m told is typically, in a case like this, he could get the indictments and now he can go to the targets and say, you can plead to these or I’ll go back Friday and get more. You have 12 to 24 hours to think about it.

And from the NY Daily News: is Karl copping a plea, the traitorous, puling little chickenshit?

Jittery Bush aides gnawed their nails yesterday as a special prosecutor zeroed in on White House political guru Karl Rove's role in blowing a CIA agent's cover.

In the closing hours of the grand jury probe, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald paid a visit yesterday to Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, prompting speculation that a plea bargain could be in the works for the deputy White House chief of staff.

Breaking breaking!: Raw Story is reporting Fitgerald has secured an indictment. No details yet.