Rove Corrals Corallo for PR Help

As the Associated Press and other sources reported that "Karl Rove escaped indictment in the (Valerie Plame) CIA leak case Friday but remained under investigation," Rove "began assembling a public relations team in the event he is eventually indicted." That team includes Mark Corallo, a "former spokesman for the Justice Department" under then-Attorney General John Ashcroft. Corallo is "no stranger to high-profile defenses," wrote the Washington Post, having been "spokesman for former representative Bob Livingston (R-La.), who was forced to step aside as the incoming speaker of the House in 1998 after admitting an extramarital affair." O'Dwyer's PR Daily added that Corallo, the head of the Virginia-based firm Corallo Media Strategies, "was communications director of the House Government Reform Committee from 1999 - 2002." In February 2005, the Washington Post reported that Corallo's new firm had "already bested some of the PR 'big boys' in securing some fine work on film and recording industry issues."