No criminal charges against Rove in CIA leak case Jaime Jansen at 7:45 AM ET
[JURIST] Karl Rove [official profile], President Bush's top political advisor, will not face criminal charges in the three-year investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name [JURIST news archive], according to a letter Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald [official profile; investigation website] sent to Rove's attorney Robert Luskin on Monday. Fitzgerald investigated [JURIST report] whether Rove tried to conceal his conversation with a TIME magazine reporter a week before the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the media. The investigation originally focused on much more serious allegations, including whether Rove misrepresented his role in the case to President Bush.
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