Fitzgerald meets with the judge: A sign of an extension?

With no announcement, the speculation continues.

Published October 26, 2005 7:27PM (EDT)

Amid all the rumors and speculation about the Valerie Plame investigation, the New York Sun has sniffed out a detail that may be more telling than anything else. After his session with the grand jury ended today, the Sun says, Patrick Fitzgerald spent some time in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan. If Fitzgerald were in the process of indicting somebody, a private conversation with the judge might have been inappropriate. But if he was looking to extend the term of his grand jury, Hogan would have been the man to see.

By Tim Grieve

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

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