Thursday, February 5, 2009

Conyers Subpoenas Rove

Conyers Subpoenas Rove

John Nichols, The Nation
January 28, 2009, Washington, DC

Published by The Nation.

"Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it," declared House Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers, D-Michigan, on Monday, when he issued a new subpoena Monday to the former White House political czar. "After two years of stonewalling, it's time for him to talk."

With backing from now-former President Bush, Rove deflected demands from Conyers and the Judiciary Committee that he testify regarding dramatic abuses of office, including the firing of nine U.S. attorneys who allegedly refused to use their positions to advance the Bush-Cheney administration's political agenda.

Relying on Bush's signal, Rove claimed "executive privilege."

But Bush is no longer the executive. [Read more from The Nation here]

And almost as soon as Eric Holder was confirmed as US Attorney General, Rove [apparently on the good advice of legal counsel] suddenly decided he'd cooperate with the separate Department of Justice probe. No word yet on any respect by the Turd Blossom for the Congress. Maybe that's because he's received the word that the Justice Department won't play around, obfuscate, deflect, hem and haw, fill itself with political hacks. Is Rove apparently convinced that "CHANGE HAS COME TO WASHINGTON?" The Crapauds think so.


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