ROVE TO ANSWER PURGE-SCANDAL QUESTIONS…. Well, this ought to be interesting.
Former top White House official Karl Rove will be interviewed tomorrow as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush administration, according to two sources familiar with the appointment. […]
As a senior adviser to President George W. Bush, Rove emerged at the center of numerous policy and political debates. He will be questioned tomorrow by Connecticut prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy, who was named last year to examine whether any former senior Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006.
As those who’ve followed this scandal closely no doubt recall, Rove has plenty of insights that will be worth sharing on this subject. Indeed, David Iglesias, one of the Republican prosecutors purged as part of this scandal, told MSNBC last year he believes Rove has “information that … would show illegal activity.”
And back in 2007, according to NPR’s sources, “[T]he plan to fire all 93 U.S. attorneys originated with political adviser Karl Rove. It was seen as a way to get political cover for firing the small number of U.S. attorneys the White House actually wanted to get rid of.”
The White House, which Rove helped run, was deeply involved with selecting which U.S. Attorneys were fired (remember: those failed to be “loyal Bushies” were shown the door) and it was a Rove deputy who got to replace one of the purged prosecutors.
He’ll no doubt be a wealth of information for Dannehy.