The rule of law returns: Karl Rove Subpoenaed by Congress

It’s great to see this headline and know that no one will be providing legal cover for people to ignore lawful subpoenas. I can’t wait to see what Rove says….

Via HuffPost:

On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI)

issued a subpoena to Karl Rove, requiring him to testify regarding his

role in the Bush Administration’s politicization of the Department of

Justice, including the US Attorney firings and the prosecution of

former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The subpoena calls for Rove to

appear at deposition on Monday, February 2, 2009.

Rove has previously refused to appear in response to a Judiciary

Committee subpoena, claiming that even former presidential advisers

cannot be compelled to testify before Congress. That “absolute

immunity” position was supported by then-President Bush, but it has

been rejected by U.S. District Judge John Bates. President Obama has

previously dismissed the claim as “completely misguided.”

“I have said many times that I will carry this investigation forward

to its conclusion, whether in Congress or in court, and today’s action

is an important step along the way,” said Rep. Conyers. Noting that the

change in administration may impact the legal arguments available to

Mr. Rove in this long-running dispute, Mr. Conyers added, “Change has

come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it. After two

years of stonewalling, it’s time for him to talk.”

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