Wednesday :: May 2, 2007

Senators Subpoena Gonzales for Rove eMail


by Mary

Abu Gonzales has been subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to produce the Karl Rove email. They have not been impressed with the dog ate my homework excuse. The fact that Rove's email mysteriously appeared for Fitzgerald's investigation makes them believe that email relating to the DOJ and the US Attorney firings would be retrievable as well.

Not accepting the White House's explanation that some of the Rove-related e-mails may have been lost, Leahy subpoenaed any in the custody of the Justice Department. Leahy pointed to Rove's lawyer's statement that some of those the White House claims might be lost had been turned over to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as part of the investigation into the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity.

It was unclear whether any of those were related to the prosecutor firings, but congressional investigators believe that if Fitzgerald could retrieve some e-mails for his investigation, the ones related to the firings of U.S. attorneys are recoverable as well.

This is a good opportunity for the White House to show some cooperation with their co-equal branch of the government. Especially since Bush is looking for a little cooperation on his side.

Mary :: 12:36 PM :: Comments (19) :: Digg It!