CIA Leak Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Karl Rove's legal team says it's still confident a probe into the leak of a CIA operative's identity will show Rove did nothing wrong.

Rove lawyer Robert Luskin says the special prosecutor conducting the probe has told Rove there's no decision yet on whether to indict him.

Two sources close to the presidential adviser say Rove was told he remains under investigation but won't be indicted Friday.

That's a relief for the White House, but there are still fears Vice President Cheney's chief of staff won't fare as well. Colleagues expect Lewis Libby to be charged with making false statements.

Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will hold a news conference Friday afternoon. The White House had said it won't comment until after Fitzgerald speaks.

President Bush isn't saying anything, but he did tell an audience in Virginia Friday, "Thanks for the chance to get out of Washington."

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