What may be going on is that Rove became very cooperative some time ago, so that he didn’t even need to make a deal to plead guilty to a lesser charge. I think that likely, and that Rove has been squealing for a long while already. People who told Jason Leopold that Rove had been indicted seem likely to have been telling (deliberately or not) a falsehood.
I don’t give a damn about Karl Rove. I want to know what happened, and the person I am interested in most is the ringleader, Dick Cheney. We already had evidence that Karl Rove was squealing on Cheney, because of that business with the ‘missing’ e-mails. It is fascinating that this is going on while Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld continue to fill the emptiness that is George W. Bush.