Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fitzmas Eve

From Steve Clemons at The Washington Note:

Indictments Coming Tomorrow; Targets Received Letters Today

An uber-insider source has just reported the following to TWN (since confirmed by another independent source):

1. 1-5 indictments are being issued. The source feels that it will be towards the higher end.

2. The targets of indictment have already received their letters.

3. The indictments will be sealed indictments and "filed" tomorrow.

4. A press conference is being scheduled for Thursday.

The shoe is dropping.

No word on how many people are being indicted. Since the indictments are going to be sealed, I'm not sure how much we will really know tomorrow other than names and charges. We may have to wait until Fitzgerald holds his press conference on Thursday.

Meanwhile CNN released a poll saying only 10% of the nation believe members of the Bush administration did nothing illegal or unethical in the CIA leak case. Here are the details on that story:

Poll: Few doubt wrongdoing in CIA leak

Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Posted: 8:10 p.m. EDT (00:10 GMT)

(CNN) -- Only one in 10 Americans said they believe Bush administration officials did nothing illegal or unethical in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative's identity, according to a national poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent said some administration officials acted illegally in the matter, in which the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative, was revealed.

The same percentage of respondents in the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll said Bush administration officials acted unethically, but did nothing illegal.

The poll questioned 1,008 adults October 21-23 and has a sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

God, what a week. Indictments set to be handed up, Bush's poll numbers are already rock-bottom in the high 30's and a new Gallup poll says 90% of America believes members of the administration acted either illegally or unethically in the CIA leak case.

And that's before the possible entanglement of Vice Preznit Cheney's in the indictment mix in the next couple of days.

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