Karl Rove Ignores Congressional Subpoena

The Raw Story, August 1st:

White House senior adviser Karl Rove has rebuked a Senate Judiciary Committee subpoena and will not appear Thursday to testify about his role in the firing of nine US Attorneys, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said late Wednesday.

“It is a shame that this White House continues to act as if it is above the law. That is wrong,” Leahy said. “The subpoenas authorized by this Committee in connection with its investigation into the mass firings of U.S. Attorneys and the corrosion of federal law enforcement by White House political influence deserve respect and compliance.”

At this point the democrats might not even bother bringing contempt of congress charges against Rove since according to this Boston Globe article, the Justice Department has said it won’t prosecute the charges brought against the last two Bush aides who ignored the subpoenas.

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