Ron Fournier, the Washington Bureau Chief of the AP
, issued a statement late last night to his media company explaining his correspondence with Karl Rove in a 2004 e-mail
excerpted in the House Oversight Committee's report on the death of Pat Tillman:
"I was an AP political reporter at the time of the 2004 e-mail exchange, and was interacting with a source, a top aide to the president, in the course of following an important and compelling story. I regret the breezy nature of the correspondence."
Fournier's told Rove to "keep up the fight," in an email exchange discussing the death of Pat Tillman and the quality of American soldiers.