Plamegate: Everyone Promised That They Wouldn't Get in Trouble
Rove testified to the grand jury that during his telephone call with Novak, the columnist said words to the effect: "You are not going to get burned" and "I don't give up my sources," according to people familiar with his testimony. Rove had been one of the "two senior administration" officials who had been sources for the July 14, 2003, column in which Novak outed Plame as an "agency operative." Rove and Novak had talked about Plame on July 9, five days before Novak's column was published.
Man, a signed note from Bob Novak couldn't even get you out of gym class, these days.
Rove-Novak Call Was Concern to Leak Investigators [National Journal]