Friday, February 13, 2009

Conyers Subpoenas Rove, Again

By Jason Leopold
February 13, 2009

Rejecting a compromise offer from ex-White House political adviser Karl Rove, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued another subpoena — the third in less than a year — demanding that Rove appear before Congress in 10 days to answer questions about his role in the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys and the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

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NYCartist said...

Which do you think will end first?

Al Franken v Norm Coleman


US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee v Karl Rove

Would Las Vegas give odds on Rove: being charged with contempt?

Mark E. Smith said...

Oh what a lovely dream!

Wouldn't it be nice if the law applied equally to both rich and poor, Democrats and Republicans, whites and people of color?

I'm no lawyer, but I'd guess that by not indicting and arresting Rove the first two times, Congress has established a precedent and our Just-Us system will determine that he is not subject to indictment or arrest.

Alternatively, Conyers might be found to be in contempt of Rove, and indicted and arrested for harassing a member of the neo-con elite.

If Rove could be subpoenaed and forced to testify, so could other neo-cons, and since many of them are now part of the Obama administration, that isn't likely to happen.

John Conyers is a good man but too close to retirement to buck the system.