Reporter who published indictment report scheduled to make radio appearance

Published: Tuesday June 13, 2006

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Jason Leopold, the reporter who asserted May 13 that Karl Rove had been indicted in the CIA leak case, has scheduled an appearance on the nationally syndicated Ed Schultz talk radio show at 3:30 PM ET, RAW STORY can reveal.

Truthout editor Mark Ash continues to stand by the indictment report, and a second piece yesterday in which Leopold asserted that Rove's indictment might be sealed.

"We are stunned by the magnitude of the reaction to the article we published yesterday morning," Ash said. "We have put our cards on the table. We invite Mr. Luskin to do the same."

"To clarify: The entire basis for the information that 'Rove has been cleared' comes from a verbal statement by Karl Rove's attorney. No one else confirms that. As Karl Rove's attorney Robert Luskin is bound to act - in all regards - in Rove's best interest. We question his motives."

No indication has been given of the nature of Leopold's appearance. He has said previously that he would out his sources if he believed he had been misled.

Leopold, who previously wrote for Salon and Dow Jones, wrote freelance articles for RAW STORY before his departure in January.