Karl Rove Subpoenaed By John Conyers: 'Time To Talk'On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) issued a subpoena to Karl Rove, requiring him to testify regarding his role in the Bush Administration's politicization of the Department of Justice, including the US Attorney firings and the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The subpoena calls for Rove to appear at deposition on Monday, February 2, 2009.
Rove has previously refused to appear in response to a Judiciary Committee subpoena, claiming that even former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress. That "absolute immunity" position was supported by then-President Bush, but it has been rejected by U.S. District Judge John Bates. President Obama has previously dismissed the claim as "completely misguided."
Maybe Rove will be the first to fall. He certainly deserves nothing but, the best treatment from the other inmates.
I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is also questioned about his and Cheney's conspiracy to out a CIA covert spy.
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