Bracing new developments in the Karl Rove investigation. It seems that Susan B. Ralston, Rove’s personal assistant, has given up the goods.
When the Special Prosecutor asked Ralston why there was no log record of Rove’s call with Matt Cooper, Ralston apparently lied through her teeth first time around.
From Raw Story:
“The attorneys say that Rove’s former personal assistant, Susan B. Ralston — who was also a special assistant to President Bush — testified in August about why Cooper’s call to Rove was not logged. Ralston said it occurred because Cooper had phoned in through the White House switchboard and was then transferred to Rove’s office as opposed to calling Rove’s office directly. As Rove’s assistant, Ralston screened Rove’s calls.”
Unfortunately for Ralston, and for ovoid political tick Karl Rove, Fitzgerald ain’t no idiot.
“But those close to the probe tell RAW STORY that Fitzgerald obtained documentary evidence showing that other unrelated calls transferred to Rove’s office by the switchboard were logged. He then called Ralston back to testify.
“Earlier this month, attorneys say Fitzgerald received additional testimony from Ralston — who said that Rove instructed her not to log a phone call Rove had with Cooper about Plame in July 2003.”
So now they’re talking about Rove copping a plea. So look for the end of an era within the month, folks. We won’t have old Karl Rove to kick around anymore — which is just as well, because a man can only take so much pleasure before he ceases to be a man, and becomes a beast instead.
And I’ve been enjoying all of this more than I can express.