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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:06 AM
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Rove’s hand seen in Julian Assange prosecution, sources allege
Source: RawStory.com

Former Bush political strategist Karl Rove may be connected to a Swedish effort to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sources for several legal experts suggest.

Rove is a longtime adviser to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who recently tapped the Republican operative to aid his 2010 reelection campaign.

Speaking to Legal Schnauzer's Robert Shuler, an unnamed source suggested that Rove is likely "playing a leading role in the effort to prosecute" Assange. The founder of the secrets website was arrested Dec. 7 in London after Sweden issued a warrant for alleged sex crimes.

After Assange's release on bail, Guardian obtained and published leaked details of the allegations against him. A WikiLeaks source told The Australian that the leaked police reports were "a selective smear through the disclosure of material." And there's no coincidence that the charges against Assange originate in Sweden, Shuler's source said.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/rove-connection-pros... /



For at least 10 years, Rove has been connected to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik. More recently, Fredrik, who is known as "the Ronald Reagan of Europe," has contracted Rove to help with his 2010 re-election campaign.

Rove was said to have fled to Sweden during the prosecution of former Alabama Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman, who believes his prosecution to have been politically motivated.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:09 AM
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1. wow... Rove has had too much protection for me to
Edited on Mon Dec-20-10 11:11 AM by fascisthunter
pass him off as just another so-called conservative. There are wealthy fascist interests behind that turd. That deluded sniveling prick wouldn't last on his own... the guy is a fucking character from some "B" movie.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:11 AM
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2. If Rove Is Involved In This I Wonder If He Is Worried That Assange Has Something......
on Rove that could out him as the treasonous bastard that he is?
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:41 AM
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14. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald probably read it, but he wussied out
and let Rove off the hook
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:12 AM
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3. How much damaging info has wikileaks released that would harm AWOL Bush?
anything damaging at all?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:28 AM
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6. Some Bushco Stuff Out, more to come.
Will no doubt be many Rove-ticklers
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:20 AM
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4. Oh, my...
Your avatar is the First Darrin Stevens! How many DUers under the age of 40 will recognize him? LOLOL
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:27 AM
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5. Good question ...
saw that at another site and loved the facial expression.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:29 AM
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7. it is be-yoo-ti-ful
of course I am over 50.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:37 AM
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12. I'm 45, so right up there with yah
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:30 AM
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9. Ironically, I just watched an old episode of "The Virginian"
that Dick York guested in. It would have been about the time he appeared on Bewitched and looked so young. I always liked him and think he was the REAL Darrin Stevens! LOL
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 12:04 PM
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15. Incredible comic timing.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:29 AM
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8. Rove and Bushco have lots to hide. Lots and lots and Lots.
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melm00se Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:31 AM
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10. don't like Rove
and wouldn't be shocked if his hand was in on it but the dreaded "unnamed source" really taints this article/revelation
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:35 AM
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11. Sources allege?
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:39 AM
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13. There are a lot of missing emails that Rove is
sweating out.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 12:08 PM
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16. If Assange has documents that could implicate Rove in anything
He should release them immediately if not last week.

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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 12:27 PM
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17. Rove very sneaky, just like his little internet pally
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LadyHawkAZ Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 12:36 PM
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18. Color me unsurprised. n/t
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 12:37 PM
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19. Remember Don Siegelman
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