Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

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John Byrne
The Raw Story
Wednesday March 4, 2009

The House Judiciary Committee announced late Wednesday afternoon that they had secured the agreement of former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify in transcribed depositions under threat of perjury.

The Committee did not immediately announce what terms, if any, had been reached with Rove, but said the agreement had been made with representatives of the former Bush Administration. They did say that they would get access to Administration documents, and that Rove and Miers had agreed to testify publicly if called.

“The Committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove and Miers,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) said in a statement.

Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, said the agreement was “good news.”

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via The Raw Story | Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

h/t: CLG

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House Judiciary Committee Secures Rove and Miers Testimony in U.S. Attorney Firings

For Immediate Release
March 04, 2009

Contact: Jonathan Godfrey
Lillian German

WASHINGTON (DC) – In an agreement reached today between the former Bush administration and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in transcribed depositions under penalty of perjury.  The committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove and Miers.  It was agreed that invocations of official privileges would be significantly limited.

In addition, if the committee uncovers information necessitating his testimony, the committee will also have the right to depose William Kelley, a former White House lawyer who played a role in the U.S. attorney firings.

The committee will also receive Bush White House documents relevant to this inquiry.  Under the agreement, the landmark ruling by Judge John Bates rejecting key Bush White House claims of executive immunity and privilege will be preserved.  If the agreement is breached, the committee can resume the litigation.

Chairman Conyers issued the following statement:

“I have long said that I would see this matter through to the end and am encouraged that we have finally broken through the Bush administration’s claims of absolute immunity.  This is a victory for the separation of powers and congressional oversight.  It is also a vindication of the search for truth.  I am determined to have it known whether U.S. attorneys in the Department of Justice were fired for political reasons, and if so, by whom.”

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2 thoughts on “Rove agrees to be deposed under oath after three subpoenas

  1. Pingback: Gov Don Siegelman On News Karl Rove Will Testify To Congress « Dandelion Salad

  2. The atrocious legacy of George W. Bush contained many absurd and outrageous things and…personalities, and few of them come close, in their audacity and arrogance, to the one and only Mr. Karl Rove. Seriously, when I examine the list of those appointed by Bush to lead and make major decisions for this country, I’m not surprised that he left the economy in shambles, and our reputation around the world at all time low and..and..and the list of his disasters goes on and on. Just look at those pieces of work he surrounded himself with, like Mr. Rove, Cheney and Bolton, and many others like them and consider that we were still so lucky that the scope of disasters he left behind isn’t even worse. Where on earth he managed to find this mishmash of pathologically disturbed bunch who proved to be in dire need of major therapy and long-term confinement in some institutions for the mentally, culturally, and socially disturbed – if only to protect society from them and what could they do. I really would love to see some acclaimed psychotherapist analyze their personalities and to learn what makes such odd and dangerous people tick and what kind of psychological abuse they must have suffered in their childhood to explain the mutant horrific end results they ended up with.I suppose that there’s validity to the saying “Birds of a feather flock together”. I hope that America has learned something from its horrible experience with Bush and his mutants, and remember that the next time they go to the polls to vote.

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