Karl Rove has stiffed the Judiciary sub-committee by not showing up and not testifying today, Thursday, July 10. He has refused to comply with the Congressional subpoena that ordered him to appear and discuss his involvement in the politicalization of the Justice Department. Rove has thumbed his big nose not only at the sub-committee, but to Congress and ultimately to the American people. Republicans are calling the hearing “a political stunt” by the Democrats, but it is Rove who is pulling a political stunt. Yet this is more than a political stunt, as we are talking about the executive branch flaunting its refusal to abide by the powers granted to Congress by the Constitution. So, this is no game. Karl Rove has violated the Constitution, the Law of the Land. He should be arrested and it should be done under the authority granted to Congress with its subpoena powers.
Rove Contempt Vote Not To Come Until Later This Month
By John Bresnahan / Jul 10, 2008
(The Politico) The House Judiciary Committee is not likely to vote on a contempt resolution against Karl Rove until late this month, according to the panel’s chairman. Rove, the former White House deputy chief of staff and top political advisor to President Bush, refused to appear today before a subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee to testify on the “politicization” of the Justice Department under the current administration. Citing a claim of executive privilege by Bush, Rove did not show up for today’s hearing despite a committee subpoena.
Conyers and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Commercial and Administrative Law subcommittee, rejected Rove’s executive privilege claim as inadequate. [For the rest of this article, go here.]
Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify
By Ben Evans / July 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena and refused to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he influenced the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama. Rep. Linda Sanchez, chairman of a House subcommittee, ruled with backing from fellow Democrats on the panel that Rove was breaking the law by refusing to cooperate – perhaps the first step toward holding him in contempt of Congress. [For the rest of this article,