The following is Karl Rove's waiver of confidentiality, signed and sent to Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper's attorney:

July 6, 2005

Dear Mr. Luskin:

This is to confirm our telephone conversation of this afternoon at 12:30 p.m. You have consulted with your client, Karl Rove, who has authorized you to represent to me and to my client, Matthew Cooper, the following statement: Consistent with his written waiver of confidentiality he previously executed, Mr. Rove affirms his waiver of any claim of confidentiality he may have concerning any conversation he may have had with Matthew Cooper of Time Magazine during the month of July, 2003.

When you receive a copy of this letter, please initial and fax back to me at your earliest convenience.


Richard Sauber