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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I've always wondered why the investigation that actually had a driving force behind it is into one of the single lamest scandals that the nation has faced since a President was taken to court over a hummer. If I had to rank things that the Bush Administration should be investigated for, a bunch of lawyers getting fired would barely make it into the top hundred
    This isn't about "a bunch of lawyers getting fired", it's about a political hack being given permission to subvert the federal legal system of the United States. As described in Wikipedia," the US Atty.'s office is the chief prosecutor for the United States in criminal law cases, and represents the United States in civil law cases as either the defendant or plaintiff, as appropriate".

    Karl Rove allegedly replaced these attorneys based not on their performance, but on their willingness to set aside their neutrality and pursue cases which were strictly political. Many questions must be answered, including why did the attorney general cede the decision-making regarding the assignment of US attorneys to a political operative, and did the president ask him to do this?

    Far from being a “fishing expedition”, the investigation into the firing of US attorneys is a very serious matter, with implications that affect the very core of our democratic system. The erosion of the justice system affects both Republicans and Democrats, and all Americans. If the law has been compromised in this case, we must learn how it happened and ensure it doesn't happen again.

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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Better late than never. Karl Rove has finally agreed to testify under oath under threat of perjury. So has Harriet Meiers.

    This is important in that Congress has finally stripped away the veneer of President Bush's claims that Rove and Meiers were immune because of executive privilege. Now we will get to see how ugly it is beneath that veneer.

    Nobody is above the law - Not even a president, whether present or former.

    Article is here
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    Up against the wall!
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Karl Rove allegedly replaced these attorneys based not on their performance, but on their willingness to set aside their neutrality and pursue cases which were strictly political. Many questions must be answered, including why did the attorney general cede the decision-making regarding the assignment of US attorneys to a political operative, and did the president ask him to do this?
    You realize that U.S. attorneys are political appointees and serve at the leisure of the President. In layman's terms... the President and/or his political operatives can fire them at will.

    What the Democrats are 'investigating' is not whether these attorneys were illegally fired. They are 'investigating' whether they can set someone up for perjury. That was the charge liberals were foaming over after the testimony of former AG Alberto Gonzales... perjury. That's what they hope to do to Rove. Not show that he illegally fired anyone... but trip him up in testimony and then throw a perjury charge at him.

    You know, kind of like what happened to Bill Clinton. We couldn't get him for rape or sexual abuse or adultery. But he got caught red-handed lying about it!


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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    Next step:

    Up against the wall!
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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    This isn't about "a bunch of lawyers getting fired", it's about a political hack being given permission to subvert the federal legal system of the United States. As described in Wikipedia," the US Atty.'s office is the chief prosecutor for the United States in criminal law cases, and represents the United States in civil law cases as either the defendant or plaintiff, as appropriate".

    Karl Rove allegedly replaced these attorneys based not on their performance, but on their willingness to set aside their neutrality and pursue cases which were strictly political. Many questions must be answered, including why did the attorney general cede the decision-making regarding the assignment of US attorneys to a political operative, and did the president ask him to do this?

    Far from being a “fishing expedition”, the investigation into the firing of US attorneys is a very serious matter, with implications that affect the very core of our democratic system. The erosion of the justice system affects both Republicans and Democrats, and all Americans. If the law has been compromised in this case, we must learn how it happened and ensure it doesn't happen again.
    None of that matters.
    The President made the decision, a decision that he was allowed to make.
    He made it.

    This is nothing more than a political witch hunt.

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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    This isn't about "a bunch of lawyers getting fired", it's about a political hack being given permission to subvert the federal legal system of the United States. As described in Wikipedia," the US Atty.'s office is the chief prosecutor for the United States in criminal law cases, and represents the United States in civil law cases as either the defendant or plaintiff, as appropriate".

    Karl Rove allegedly replaced these attorneys based not on their performance, but on their willingness to set aside their neutrality and pursue cases which were strictly political. Many questions must be answered, including why did the attorney general cede the decision-making regarding the assignment of US attorneys to a political operative, and did the president ask him to do this?

    Far from being a “fishing expedition”, the investigation into the firing of US attorneys is a very serious matter, with implications that affect the very core of our democratic system. The erosion of the justice system affects both Republicans and Democrats, and all Americans. If the law has been compromised in this case, we must learn how it happened and ensure it doesn't happen again.
    I love it when people quote Wikipedia, it almost invalidates their point right off the bat.

    This is a witch hunt and nothing more. Were these same people just as upset at Clinton when he did this? This is a waste of taxpayer money. The attorneys served at the pleasure of the President, it's just that simple.
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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    This is a witch hunt and nothing more. Were these same people just as upset at Clinton when he did this? This is a waste of taxpayer money. The attorneys served at the pleasure of the President, it's just that simple.
    I think there is a method to their madness. They need a distraction from the outrageous spending spree they've been on... and seem determined to continue on.


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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    I don't know why anyone is getting excited over this, his entire testimony is going to be "I don't recall".

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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    I love it when people quote Wikipedia, it almost invalidates their point right off the bat.

    This is a witch hunt and nothing more. Were these same people just as upset at Clinton when he did this? This is a waste of taxpayer money. The attorneys served at the pleasure of the President, it's just that simple.
    When did Clinton fire the US attorneys that he himself appointed? Please point this out, as I don't remember it happening.

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    Re: Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    You realize that U.S. attorneys are political appointees and serve at the leisure of the President. In layman's terms... the President and/or his political operatives can fire them at will.
    Obviously not.

    What the Democrats are 'investigating' is not whether these attorneys were illegally fired. They are 'investigating' whether they can set someone up for perjury. That was the charge liberals were foaming over after the testimony of former AG Alberto Gonzales... perjury. That's what they hope to do to Rove. Not show that he illegally fired anyone... but trip him up in testimony and then throw a perjury charge at him.
    Wrong again.

    You know, kind of like what happened to Bill Clinton. We couldn't get him for rape or sexual abuse or adultery. But he got caught red-handed lying about it!
    After what , 4 years?, and $70 million the Repukes couldn't get him on Whitewater or Paula Jones. They nailed him for lying out a bj.

    Way to spend the country's $$ and waste a lot of people's time.

    Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
    President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!

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