House Panel Subpoenas Rove

Thursday, 22 May 2008 16:14 by: Anonymous

House Panel Subpoenas Rove

    Washington - The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove as part of its inquiry into whether the Bush administration politically meddled at the Justice Department.

    Accusations of politics governing decisions at the agency led to the 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 political adviser to President Bush would testify voluntarily.

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