House Committee Subpoenas Rove

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former White House top political adviser Karl Rove to testify about whether the White House improperly meddled with the Justice Department.

    Accusations of politics influencing decisions at the department led to last year's resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

    The subpoena issued Thursday orders Rove to testify before the House panel on July 10. He is expected to face questions about the White House's role in firing nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama, a Democrat.

    House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers had negotiated with Rove's attorneys for more than a year over whether the former top aide to President Bush would testify voluntarily.

    "It is unfortunate that Mr. Rove has failed to cooperate with our requests," Conyers, D-Mich., said in a statement. "Although he does not seem the least bit hesitant to discuss these very issues weekly on cable television and in the print news media, Mr. Rove and his attorney have apparently concluded that a public hearing room would not be appropriate."

    "Unfortunately, I have no choice today but to compel his testimony on these very important matters," Conyers said.

    Neither Rove nor his attorney, Robert Luskin, could be immediately reached for comment.

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1808602,00.html
     
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    I know. That evil Karl Rove needs to answer for causing the firing of all those "innocent" government lawyers. Same old liberal dribble attack blaming everything possible on Bush and his Nazi handler Rove. :sleeping_2:
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    Karl Rove. He must be evil. His name is the same as Karl Marx's! :eek:

    Note: For those thinking this is serious, I am poking fun at those who say Obama is evil because of his name.

    Hopefully, this administration will face justice for what it has done.
     
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    Political grandstanding. Rove will likely claim executive privilege and the Dems will whine about it, even though the know what he is going to do. More examples of why the country is stalled.

    As for justice, so far there has been nothing alleged to be illegal to receive justice for. Biased politics is not a reason.
     
  5. CHRISTian PS Watch

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    Rove whipped em in 2000 and 2004. They're just looking for payback. It has nothing to do with the good of the country. This is one of the reasons that the country struggles. Political expedience over the good of the American people.
     
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    Amen, Brother! :applause:

    A waste of time.
     
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    If Rove were a man of honor he would not be afraid to answer question Congress poses to him. I doubt that he answers though. He and Bush are two of a kind. In January it will be good riddance!
     
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    Perhaps it is not fear but constitutional, since Congress has no power to interfere in executive branch deliberations. I doubt that Rove is fearful. Executive privilege is a well-recognized tenet of the Constitution, is it not?
     
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    Been used for hundreds of years.

    Clinton has the distinction of being, I believe, the only president that ever lost a court challenge over Executive Privilege.
     
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    I hope Bush and Rove's probable claim of Executive Privilege is overturned in this case.
     
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    Why? Why overturn the Constitutional separation of powers so you and others can chase political agendas? That makes no sense to me.

    It reminds me how glad I am not to be saddled with political allegiances.
     
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    Agreed. But maybe what we get in January will be worse.

    :laugh: I have no use for Karl Rove. But he is a good political strategist. Maybe Hillary should hire him.

    As far as the Executive privilege, I do believe it is a well-recognized tenet of the Constitution, and this investigation is another dog and pony show to waste taxpayer dollars instead of working on things of substance like high prices at the pump, health care, immigration reform, etc....
     
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    Perhaps, but I'm willing to take the chance.


    It might even be too late for Rove to help Clinton in this race.

    I doubt the government can or even wants to do anything about the current oil prices. They are busy paying back the ones who put Bush in office, in my opinion.
     
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    Tricky Dick wished it were so.
     
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    Not sure if you are aware of this or not, but the Nixon administration broke laws. No one has made a credible charge the Bush administration did. So quite clearly, your analogy doesn't hold.
     
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    Maybe after Rove testifies, we will find that laws have been broken.
     
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    Maybe we won't. There is no indication that any have been broken, and the Constitution does not allow for this type of search.

    Think about it: If the law enforcement just barged into someone's house to look around and see if any laws were being broken, you would be upset ... and rightly so. But for some strange reason, you are not upset that Congress wants to get involved in the internal deliberations of another branch of government to see if laws were broken.

    How would you respond if the WH wanted to convene hearings to examine the whether or not Barack Obama had broken any laws? Or to explore whether or not Chuck Schumer had broken any laws?

    You would probably be upset.

    But because this scenario with Rove fits your political ideals, it seems that you are okay with the constitution being trampled on.

    Congress can't go on fishing expeditions and they have no authority to intervene in the internal deliberations of another branch of government.
     
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    We are talking about executive privilege claims. However, there is plenty of evidence the Bush administration has broken laws. We just need a congress with the guts to introduce articles of impeachment and have a special prosecutor.
     
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    Yes, and that is a recognized Constitutional privilege that Congress has no right to interfere with. If they want to be privy to WH deliberations, then win the WH. Don't use the congressional power to try to get around the constitution.

    No there isn't, and you know that. If there was evidence, this Congress would be using it. They are a very partisan Congress and with the election coming up, they would do everything they could to show the administration had broken laws and try to tie it to McCain. They don't do it because they can't. They know better. It's unfortunate that some people don't.
     
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    No, the problem is there is too thin of a majority of Democrats to get this through Bush's firewall of Republicans.
     

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