Report: Rove to testify Friday about inconsistencies, contacts

Sources say he'll be asked about interactions with Stephen Hadley and Scooter Libby the week before Valerie Plame was outed.

Published October 6, 2005 11:46PM (EDT)

Karl Rove will testify before Patrick Fitzgerald's grand jury Friday morning, sources tell journalist Murray Waas. And as we've suggested, Waas' sources say that Fitzgerald and his team of prosecutors will be concerned about inconsistencies in Rove's story: The first time Rove met with FBI agents investigating the outing of Valerie Plame, he somehow failed to mention that he had discussed Plame with Time reporter Matthew Cooper.

Waas' sources say that Rove will also be questioned regarding his interactions with other administration officials, including Scooter Libby and then-Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, during the week before Robert Novak outed Plame in his column on July 14, 2003. Rove has been identified as one of two sources for Novak's column. The other source -- a "senior administration official" Novak has described as "no partisan gunslinger" -- still has not been identified, at least not publicly.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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