Rove's Lawyer Denies Rove Leaked to Cooper
Karl Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, responded to the growing swirl of of speculation about whether his client was the source the leak of Valerie Plames identity. Luskin says Rove did not reveal her identity.
Rove spoke to Time reporter Matthew Cooper in July 2003, during the week before published reports revealed the identity of operative Valerie Plame, the wife of Bush administration critic and former U.S. envoy Joseph Wilson.
In confirming the conversation between Rove and Cooper, Rove attorney Robert Luskin emphasized that the presidential adviser did not reveal any secrets. But the disclosure raised new questions about Rove and the precise role of the White House in the apparent national security breach as Cooper and another reporter, Judith Miller of the New York Times, face imminent jail terms.
Rove is no stranger to this grand jury.
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