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photoIt's a menacing Monday on the East Coast today — a hurricane barreling down on Florida and, in Washington, a special prosecutor's sword dangling over two of the most powerful men in the Bush White House.

Before this week is out, Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby — chief advisers to the president and vice-president of the United States — may be under indictment on charges related to the leaked identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Or they may not. Either way, a political storm is raging.

Defenders say the two men were just doing their job. Critics say this case is the keyhole that exposes a plot to mislead the nation to war.

Click the listen link to hear a conversation on Rove, Libby, a special prosecutor's moment, and siege time at the White House.

Guests:

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for TIME magazine

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate

Dan Richman, professor of law, Fordham University and a former federal prosecutor

Michael Isikoff, investigative correspondent, Newsweek magazine.

This program aired on October 24, 2005.

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