Rove Testifies Before Grand Jury
White House Aide Gets Boost from Talk Show Host
15 October 2005
WASHINGTON, DC -- White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove testified for more than four hours on Friday about his involvement in the Valerie Plame case. It was
Afterward Rove refused to talk with reporters, leaving the courthouse in a town car with the Reverend
Attorneys familiar with the testimony said that as Rove took the stand he blurted out, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman!” When the clearly puzzled special prosecutor asked “what woman?” Rove volunteered that he’s never had sex with any woman, but he might be willing to do
According to witnesses, the top aide repeatedly denied being part of a conspiracy to discredit former ambassador
When asked whether he actually named Plame, also known as Valerie Wilson, Rove instead went on at great length about the origins of his nickname, Turdblossom, causing several members of the grand jury to request an immediate recess.
Rove also denied the commonly made accusation that he is “Bush’s brain,” but admitted to being in possession of the President’s left testicle, which he carries in a Scooby-Doo thermos inside his briefcase.
“He gave it to me after the governor's race in 1994,” Rove is said to have said. “I will treasure it always.”