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Top Bush Aides to Testify in Attorneys’ Firings
| David Johnston
Posted on 03/04/2009 9:57:05 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
WASHINGTON Karl Rove and Harriet E. Miers, top former aides to President George W. Bush, will testify under oath to a House committee investigating the firings of nine United States attorneys in 2007, under an agreement announced Wednesday by the panel.
The agreement settled a rancorous dispute that began in mid-2007 when the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Mr. Rove and Ms. Miers, who, according to e-mail messages released by the Justice Department, played a role in the firings.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; dannehy; miers; rove; testify; usattorney; usattorneys
Just another distraction.
posted on 03/04/2009 9:57:53 PM PST
by Army Air Corps
(Four fried chickens and a coke)
I think Rove is making a terrible mistake to show up for this circus. Nothing good can come of it.
posted on 03/04/2009 10:02:15 PM PST
Thank God, with the Democrats in control of Congress now we can forget about finding out who and what caused our current financial crisis, and get right down to brass tacks on the firing of a couple of US Attorneys.
posted on 03/04/2009 10:02:52 PM PST
(God Bless America!)
To: Army Air Corps
Exactly. Obama’s doing an absolutely shitty job with the economy and the banking sector, but he’s pretty good at keeping the already weak GOP opposition off balance. I don’t think Dems would be doing this though if the GOP was irrelevent. It’s the Democrats who can’t stand up to scrutiny.
posted on 03/04/2009 10:14:21 PM PST
Rove isn’t an idiot, but getting into a debate with idiots doesn’t necessarily help matters. Something tells me though that only the mouthbreathers on the loony Dem left are going to pay attention to this however. The public in general is probably pretty self absorbed right now.
posted on 03/04/2009 10:17:09 PM PST
He should go, and just keep saying I don’t recall....
These distractions can, at the very least, help to delay all of the “socialistic crap” that’s still coming everybody’s way. This whole thing is a profound joke, and the entire “worldwide leftist domination” is also a profound joke with no quick end in sight.
posted on 03/04/2009 11:24:26 PM PST
(Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
HEY CONGRESS, WHO THE HECK CARES ABOUT THE LAWYERS?!!!
This is a witch hunt. Always has been. How about putting Bawny Fwank and Chris Dodd up before the panel. I want to hear Maxine Walters pussy foot around and throw soft ball questions at them for their part in the Fannie and Freddie mess.
I’m not laughing a this joke...
If I understand it correctly, he has no choice in this. Once President Bush lifted his objections based on Presidential Privilege, Rove has to testify or be found in contempt of Congress (that's of Congress, not for Congress which I sure we all have :)). Bush removed any legal cover Rove had.
As always, Bush just doesn't understand Liberals as illustrated by his lawyers naive statement that this agreement, "will finally put this matter to rest."
Giving in to Liberals won't put things to rest, it only encourages them to go further. In that they are no different from our enemies (...I know, I know...but I'm being generous now not snarky).
posted on 03/05/2009 5:33:01 AM PST
(Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
The Washington comPost also has an article on this neverending story as authored by Carrie Johnson, Washington Post Staff Writer
. If it is anywhere outside the editorial section it should be yanked for this felicitous paragraph;
"The firings were the subject of a lengthy report released last fall by the Justice Department's inspector general and the department's Office of Professional Responsibility. Investigators there uncovered improper political motivations in the firings of several of the nine dismissed federal prosecutors."
In so far as I have seen, these are allegations by the DoJ and not proven in a court-of-law. But, of course to a WaPo reporter these are mere niceties in that if it is a Republican, the person is GUILTY (Red Queen Rules)!
posted on 05/14/2009 4:46:46 PM PDT
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