Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald appears to be laying the groundwork for indictments this week over the outing of a covert CIA operative, including possible charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, lawyers involved in case said on Sunday.
Top administration officials are expected to learn from Fitzgerald as early as Monday whether they will face charges as the prosecutor winds up his nearly two-year investigation, the lawyers said.
Fitzgerald could convene the grand jury as early as Tuesday to lay out a final summary of the case and ask for approval of possible indictments, legal sources said. The grand jury hearing the CIA leak case normally meets on Wednesdays and is scheduled to expire on Friday unless Fitzgerald extends it.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
INDICTMENTS ON WEDNESDAY?
For those of you planning your week around pending White House indictments, a hint from Reuters:
The story indicates target letters on Monday, summation on Tuesday, true bills on Wednesday, the death of President Bush's second-term agenda thereafter.