Monday :: Jan 26, 2009

Rove Gets Papered

by Steve

John Conyers may be about to ruin Karl Rove's 2009.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove to testify about the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys.
The subpoena Monday by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers continues a long-running legal battle. Rove previously refused to appear before the panel, contending that former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.
Rove was asked to appear for a deposition on Feb. 2. Conyers also wants him to testify on whether politics played a role in the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, a Democrat.

Of course, George W. Bush didn't believe Congress had any right to compel an executive branch official to testify under oath about internal administration business. And even after a federal judge disagreed with Bush and Cheney on the matter, Bush ordered former lackey/AG Michael Mukasey to ignore the ruling and not file contempt of Congress charges against Turdblossom.

But there's a new AG in town now.

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