NBC and other news outlets have it terribly, terribly wrong on the Rove grand jury testimony earlier this week, and they keep getting it wrong in the face of the facts they know to be accurate. Today rumors were being circulated by NBC reporters that Rove was being called back for yet another round of questioning.
We’ve been informed by reliable sources that Rove was not distressed or worried about his testimony earlier this week. That things went well, that he answered the questions readily and that there were no surprises.
The grand jury that Patrick Fitzgerald is using is a sitting grand jury, which meets regularly on Wednesdays and Fridays. That it is hearing a case today — this grand jury is not exclusive to the Joe Wilson scandal — is no news. It hears cases all the time.
Remember, Rove is answering questions about events that he actually assisted Fitzgerald with. When Rove and his legal team discovered information that added to Rove’s recollection, it was handed over to Fitzgerald immediately. And that evidence actually helped Rove’s position.