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House Judiciary Chairman Subpoenas Karl Rove (Again)

WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., issued a new subpoena Monday to former Bush White House aide Karl Rove, months after Rove deflected an earlier effort to compel his testimony about the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and other political disputes that swirled around the Justice Department.

Conyers' committee subpoenaed Rove on May 22, calling on him to testify about his contacts with department officials in the Bush era. But Rove rebuffed the summons, asserting that he was barred from testifying because of executive privilege.

Monday's subpoena may test the limits of that power for the first time since George W. Bush left office, legal experts said. Some Democratic lawyers have suggested that an executive order issued by President Obama last week governing presidential records could make it easier for citizens and lawmakers to gather information about Bush administration controversies.

"Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it," Conyers said. "After two years of stonewalling, it's time for him to talk."


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Get him!

Executive privilege?

Sounds to me like he's hiding from something.

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This is a very important issue

My guess is he will plead the fifth!


The fact that he's scum is common knowledge, pleading the 5th would have a minimal effect on his credibility.


Thank you Michael for bringing this up again...

I was surprised I did not get much feedback when I posted this earlier, I just figured most had forgotten about this wicked man Rove. This is a very important issue, and I believe Rove needs to answer to the American people, and our legislators for all that has gone on. Hopefully he will not lie his way out of this one, and the Judiciary Committee holds him in contempt, and procecutes this man if he does not show up for this.

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Hopefully he'll have to talk

If he thought Wearechange was easy to walk away from, he's in for a real challange now lol

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