Tags: rove | attorney | firings

Rove Being Grilled By Conyers on Attorneys

Wednesday, 08 Jul 2009 11:27 AM

By Jim Meyers

Former George W. Bush aide Karl Rove was deposed Tuesday by attorneys for the House Judiciary Committee, which is probing the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2007.

Rove's deposition began at 10 a.m. and did not end until 6:30 p.m., with several breaks, according to Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the committee's chairman.

Conyers would not comment on what Rove told investigators, Politico reported. And Rove's attorney would not confirm or deny that Rove, who served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff in the Bush administration, had appeared before the committee.

A Justice Department probe earlier found that political factors infected the Department’s hiring practices and may have affected its prosecutorial decisions under President Bush.

Conyers' committee first subpoenaed Rove in 2007, but the Bush White House cited executive privilege and refused to make him available for a deposition.

On July 30, 2008, a Congressional panel voted to hold Rove in Contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify. But on March 4, Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers agreed to testify under oath about the firings.

Committee staffers interviewed Miers in June.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved