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2005-10-26 18:47:44

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald met for three hours on Wednesday with the federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity amid signs the prosecutor was preparing to bring charges against top White House aides. Fitzgerald declined comment as he emerged from the federal courthouse after the grand jury adjourned for the day without announcing any indictments. Fitzgerald met separately for 45 minutes in the chambers...

2005-10-26 17:16:04

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald met for three hours on Wednesday with the federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity amid signs the prosecutor was preparing to bring criminal charges in the two-year probe. Fitzgerald declined comment as he emerged from the federal courthouse after the grand jury adjourned for the day without announcing any indictments. Fitzgerald met separately for 45 minutes in the...

2005-10-26 09:04:40

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity met on Wednesday with special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald amid signs the prosecutor was preparing to seek criminal charges. Fitzgerald, who have interviewed many senior White House figures as he seeks the source of the leak, declined comment as they began the grand jury session at about 9 a.m. Any charges that are brought by the grand jury could be sealed,...

2005-10-26 08:36:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday as a federal grand jury considers whether to bring criminal charges over the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. Fitzgerald, accompanied by other prosecutors, had no comment as he entered the courthouse. Lawyers involved in the case said Fitzgerald appeared close to asking the grand jury to approve indictments, with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday, after the grand...

2005-10-26 06:59:14

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity was scheduled to meet on Wednesday amid signs the prosecutor in the case was preparing to seek criminal charges. The grand jury session follows a last-minute flurry of interviews by investigators with CIA operative Valerie Plame's neighbors and a former colleague of top White House adviser Karl Rove. Plame's identity was leaked after her diplomat husband, Joseph...

2005-10-26 00:31:35

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity was scheduled to meet on Wednesday amid signs the prosecutor in the case was preparing to seek criminal charges. The grand jury session follows a last-minute flurry of interviews by investigators with CIA operative Valerie Plame's neighbors and a former colleague of top White House adviser Karl Rove. Plame's identity was leaked after her diplomat husband, Joseph...

2005-10-25 16:25:37

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bracing for indictments against top aides, the White House on Tuesday rallied behind Vice President Dick Cheney but refused to answer questions about whether he told his chief of staff about the CIA officer at the heart of a two-year leak investigation. White House spokesman Scott McClellan would neither confirm nor deny a report in The New York Times that Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, first learned about the CIA officer, Valerie Plame,...

2005-10-25 15:22:35

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bracing for indictments against top aides, the White House on Tuesday rallied behind Vice President Dick Cheney but refused to answer questions about whether he told his chief of staff about the CIA officer at the heart of a two-year leak investigation. White House spokesman Scott McClellan would neither confirm nor deny a report in The New York Times that Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, first learned about the CIA officer, Valerie Plame,...

2005-10-24 14:09:08

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday the investigation into the outing of a covert CIA operative was "very serious," even as Republican allies started casting aspersions on the prosecutor and the possibility of perjury charges. The mixed signals came as special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald appeared close to indicting top White House officials in the nearly two-year investigation, lawyers involved in the case said. Fitzgerald's...

2005-10-24 07:32:59

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. prosecutor at the center of a CIA leak probe focused on the White House has relentlessly pursued politicians, mobsters and suspected terrorists. Plucked from New York in 2001 to run the Chicago office of the Justice Department, Patrick Fitzgerald, the Brooklyn-born son of Irish immigrants, has a reputation as an incorruptible prosecutor in the mold of Chicago crime-fighter Eliot Ness, who took on Al Capone's criminal empire. Fitzgerald...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'