On the Twelfth Day of Fitzmas

Brian Zick

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Just like one of those advent calendars, every day a new little surprise is revealed. Mikey Isikoff for Newsweek reports that Rove and Bartlett have been subpoenaed by Team Libby. White House anxiety is mounting over the prospect that top officials—including deputy chief of staff Karl Rove and counselor Dan Bartlett-may be forced to provide potentially awkward testimony in the perjury and obstruction trial of Lewis (Scooter) LibbyBoth Rove and Bartlett have already received trial subpoenas from Libby’s defense lawyers, according to lawyers close to the case who asked not to be identified talking about sensitive matters. While that is no guarantee they will be called, the odds increased this week after Libby’s lawyer, Ted Wells, laid out a defense resting on the idea that his client, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, had been made a “scapegoat” to protect Rove..

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