Although he was not designated as such in the indictment, the grand jury named the President, among others, as an unindicted coconspirator.-- UNITED STATES v. NIXON 418 U.S. 683 (1974) Decided July 24, 1974.That was then.
And this is now:
As I have asked more than once in this blog, When will Fitzgerald take action?—seems like the answer is, finally, very soon.
Prediction: at least three high level Bush Administration personnel indicted and possibly one or more very high level unindicted co-conspirators.— Plamegate: The Next Step
And this could be then and now:
Federal prosecutors have accepted an offer from presidential adviser Karl Rove to give 11th hour testimony in the case of a CIA officer’s leaked identity but have warned they cannot guarantee he won’t be indicted, according to people directly familiar with the investigation.— Without protection, Rove to testify on CIA leak, AP 9/06/05
Today, in one of the most difficult decisions of my
presidency, I accepted the resignations of two of my closest associates in the White House, [Karl Rove and Scooter Libby], two of the finest public servants it has been my privilege to know . .—Republican Presidential quotes from Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush
"Rove" and "Libby" obviously substituted for "Haldeman" and "Erlichman."
...I wonder if Bush is quoting Nixon privately:
“I don’t give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up or anything else, if it’ll save it—save this plan. That’s the whole point. We’re going to protect our people if we can."
Thankfully Fitzgerald gives a shit, and so do we, the people.