Another Time Reporter Agrees to Testify. The AP reports: A second Time magazine reporter has agreed to cooperate in the CIA leak case and will testify about her discussions with Karl Rove's attorney, a sign that prosecutors are still exploring charges against the White House aide.
Viveca Novak, a reporter in Time's Washington bureau, is cooperating with Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is investigating the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity in 2003, the magazine reported in its Dec. 5 issue.
Novak specifically has been asked to testify under oath about conversations she had with Rove attorney Robert Luskin starting in May 2004, the magazine reported.
As much as I would love to see Patrick Fitzgerald deliver a nicely wrapped christmas indictment to Karl Rove, I would rather that he has the opportunity to proceed as he sees necessary. By all accounts, Fitzgerald is a deliberate, dogged prosecutor who nabs the smaller players first, then flips them for the real power players at the top of the food chain. I can wait (because I must). That said, I know I am not the only one who wants to see Karl fucking Rove frog-marched out of the White House. I just want to see Rove's smug, self-satisfied countenance replaced with a lip tremble that spells complete despair. Sure, my wish isn't exactly in keeping with the season, but I truly believe that the only way to stop the Karl Roves of the future is for the current Karl Rove to go down hard. And let's hope he takes a bunch of the other miscreants down with him.
By the way, according to various commenters at other bogs, Viveca Novak is not related to Robert Novak.