CREW Writes a Letter to Fitz

Brian Zick

In reaction to recent revelations about missing White House email, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to re-open his investigation of Karl Rove's role in disclosing Valerie Plame Wilson's status as a covert CIA operative. (A pdf copy of the letter is available at the link). CREW serves as legal counsel to Joe and Valerie Wilson in their civil suit against Karl Rove, Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and Richard Armitage.Update: Emptywheel at firedoglake comments on the CREW request. I don't think that particular request will go anywhere. After all, as Fitzgerald explained in his post-verdict press conference, the investigation is still open. It's just inactive until such time as Fitzgerald gets new evidence. From the looks of things, Fitzgerald knew all of the things CREW cites in its press release as new evidence–none of it is new to him. I think it more likely that Congress could call on Fitzgerald to share what he knows–and perhaps to subpoena the servers himself–than that the investigation itself will move forward solely on the basis of recent revelations. (FWIW, for a number of reasons I suspect that Fitzgerald hit a wall investigating the cover-up, including the email deletions, which was probably only indirectly Rove.)

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