Friday, July 22, 2005

Patrick Fitzgerald Catching Other Big Fish?

Perhaps John Bolton and Karen Hughes will be caught in the net with Karl Rove. What a nice stew that would make.

In another indication of how wide a net investigators have cast in the case, Karen Hughes, a former top communications aide to Mr. Bush, and Robert Joseph, who was then the National Security Council's expert on weapons proliferation, have both told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that they were interviewed by the special prosecutor.

Ms. Hughes is to have her confirmation hearing on Friday on her nomination to lead the State Department's public diplomacy operation. Mr. Joseph was recently confirmed as under secretary of state for arms control and international security. As part of their confirmation proceedings, both had to fill out questionnaires listing any legal matters they had become involved in.

The Democrats blocked the confirmation of John Bolton as ambassador to the U.N. because they wanted some paperwork that the Bushites wouldn't give them. I wonder what the Dems were fishing for?
In his disclosure form for his confirmation hearings, Mr. Bolton made no mention of being interviewed in the case, a government official said. In the week after Mr. Wilson's article appeared, Mr. Bolton attended a conference in Australia.
Read more about it in this New York Times article by David Johnston.