Word on Capitol Hill is that Rove has received a “target letter,” or a letter from the prosecutor investigating the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson telling him that he is now a target in the investigation. To date, no reporters have been able to confirm this account.
President Bush has declined to say whether he would fire Rove if he were indicted. He has said that he would fire any White House staff that was found guilty in the case.
Others, noticing seeming Administration slip-ups — the response to Katrina and the unexpected groundswell of discontent from conservatives over Miers — suggest the White House may be distracted with something else.