Beltway Happenings
October 28, 2005--Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald makes his way to the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse on the morning that the grand jury handed down indictments against Vice President Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby.  Fitzgerald was appointed to investigate "alleged unauthorized disclosure of a CIA employee's identity" by Acting Attorney General James B. Comey on Dec. 30, 2003.  In the weeks leading up to the end of the grand jury's term, Washington was fixated on whether the investigation would lead to indictment of President Bush's top aide Karl Rove.  Libby was indicted on two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements and one count of obstruction of justice, and resigned immediately.
Office of the Special Counsel
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