More details about the missing e-mail messages related to the Valrie Plame case.
Unka Karl’s days are numbered.
More than two dozen e-mails related to CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, are missing, according to investigative reporter Jason Leopold. The messages were sent to several senior members of the George W. Bush administration between May 2003 and July 2003.
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald suspects these messages may have been destroyed.
Knowledgeable sources close to the investigation said the e-mails were sent by Libby, Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, then Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, former CIA official Frederick Fleitz, former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, John Hannah, former Cheney National Security assistant David Wurmser, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs John Bolton and White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.
Leopold reported Fitzgerald also believes some e-mails sent to Vice-President Cheney by Libby and some senior officials of the CIA, as well as the replies, were not turned over to his staff.
The Special Prosecutor became suspicious about possible evidence destruction only a few weeks after he took charge of the investigation early in 2004. By that time, sources said, he already believed Rove and Libby were impeding his investigation.
Fitzgerald received a tip in the early stages of the investigation that Karl Rove might have withheld or destroyed an e-mail that would have implicated him in the Plame leak.