Newsweek broke the story this evening that I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby's defense team (yeah, I know, I said Feds in the headline) has served Karl Rove, AKA Bush's "Turd Blossom" - along with another creep, Dan Bartlett, who has been a big deal in White House "communications" - to appear at the trial revolving around the Valerie Plame/PlameGate/CIA Spy Leak case where Vice President Dick Cheney is also expected to testify.
Considering Rove and Cheney - and Bartlett! - wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and bit the American flag pins off their cheesy lapels, this could be borderline interesting. We already know that former White House spokesweasel Ari Fleisher took the fifth (exercised his Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate) even after getting immunity from prosecution.
If Bush had an ounce of sense or smarts, he'd be streaking his undies about now. Thankfully for him anyway, he appears to have neither (and while I suspect he already leaves brown tracks in his boxers now, I think it's just laziness on his part whenever Condi isn't there to wipe him properly).
Both Rove and Bartlett have already received trial subpoenas from Libby’s defense lawyers, according to lawyers close to the case who asked not to be identified talking about sensitive matters. While that is no guarantee they will be called, the odds increased this week after Libby’s lawyer, Ted Wells, laid out a defense resting on the idea that his client, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, had been made a “scapegoat” to protect Rove. Cheney is expected to provide the most crucial testimony to back up Wells’s assertion, one of the lawyers close to the case said. The vice president personally penned an October 2003 note in which he wrote, “Not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the other.” The note, read aloud in court by Wells, implied that Libby was the one being sacrificed in an effort to clear Rove of any role in leaking the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, wife of Iraq war critic Joe Wilson. “Wow, for all the talk about this being a White House that prides itself on loyalty and discipline, you’re not seeing much of it,” the lawyer said.