COPY-White House refuses comment on Karl Rove

WHITE HOUSE The White House still doesn't want to talk about Karl Rove.

President Bush didn't respond when a reporter asked him directly today if he'd fire his adviser. Bush had promised last year to fire anyone who leaked a C-I-A officer's identity to the media.Newsweek has obtained an e-mail by a Time reporter who was threatened with jail for not naming his sources in the C-I-A leak story. According to the e-mail, Rove told reporter Matthew Cooper that the woman "apparently works" for the C-I-A.Federal prosecutors have the e-mail. They are hunting down leakers inside the Bush administration.For the second day, White House spokesman Scott McClellan refused to answer questions about Rove.

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