Rove’s lawyers expect indictments

Or so the Washington Post reports.

The Washington Post reports that Karl Rove’s lawyers say they expect him to be indicted. Or at least I think that’s what this sentence means:

Rove’s defense team asserts that President Bush’s deputy chief of staff has not committed a crime but nevertheless anticipates that special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald could find a way to bring charges in the next two weeks, the source said.

(The source is described as “a source familiar with Rove’s account.”)

Looks as if I might win some money. (And I plan to twist the knife by donating any winnings to Wes Clark’s WESPAC.)

The Post story has a long discussion of potential charges, a discussion which reflects the new conventional wisdom that the Espionage Act, not the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, is likely to be the focus.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com