Countdown: Rove Subpoenas + Rove’s Claim of Executive Privilege

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Keith talks to Jerrold Nadler about Karl Rove’s claim of executive privilege and whether he will appear before Congress on Monday.

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Rachel Maddow Show: Michael Isikoff on Rove’s Claim of Executive Privilege

Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Isikoff about Karl Rove’s claim of Executive privilege and just before leaving office Bush sent Rove’s lawyer a letter saying that he was immune from any future subpoenas.

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Obama to Face Test on Executive Privilege After Rove Subpoenaed Again Over Attorney Firings, Siegelman Prosecution

Countdown: Wiretapping, Torture and Rove Subpoena + Ghost Detainees (updated)

Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: “It’s Time to Talk”

Obama to Face Test on Executive Privilege After Rove Subpoenaed Again Over Attorney Firings, Siegelman Prosecution

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1.28.09

Obama to Face Test on Executive Privilege After Rove Subpoenaed Again Over Attorney Firings, Siegelman Prosecution

The chair of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove to testify next week about the Bush administration’s firing of nine US attorneys and the prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. Rove previously refused to appear before the panel, and former President Bush upheld his legal position. Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, said he would consult with President Obama’s White House counsel to determine the Obama administration’s stance. We speak with attorney Scott Horton and former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. [includes rush transcript]

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Countdown: Wiretapping, Torture and Rove Subpoena + Ghost Detainees

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Updated: 1.27.09 added video

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Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about whether there will be any convictions for illegal wiretapping and torture and whether Karl Rove will honor his subpoena to appear before Congress.

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Bush Admin Kept Almost No Records On GITMO Detainees! (Ghost Detainees)

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Countdown: Rove’s possible HJC testimony and executive privilege

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Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: “It’s Time to Talk”

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Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: “It’s Time to Talk”

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Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: “It’s Time to Talk”

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2009
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey
Lillian German

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. issued a subpoena to Karl Rove requiring him to testify regarding his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of Justice, including the U.S. attorney firings and the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The subpoena was issued pursuant to authority granted in H.R. 5 (111th Congress), and calls for Mr. Rove to appear at deposition on Monday, February 2, 2009. Mr. Rove has previously refused to appear in response to a Judiciary Committee subpoena, claiming that even former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress. That “absolute immunity” position was supported by then-President Bush, but it has been rejected by U.S. District Judge John Bates and President Obama has previously dismissed the claim as “completely misguided.”

“I have said many times that I will carry this investigation forward to its conclusion, whether in Congress or in court, and today’s action is an important step along the way,” said Mr. Conyers. Noting that the change in administration may impact the legal arguments available to Mr. Rove in this long-running dispute, Mr. Conyers added “Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it. After two years of stonewalling, it’s time for him to talk.”

A copy of the subpoena is linked here.

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Republican IT Specialist Dies in Plane Crash

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Republican IT Specialist Dies in Plane Crash

A top Republican internet strategist who was set to testify in a case alleging election tampering in 2004 in Ohio has died in a plane crash. Michael Connell was the chief IT consultant to Karl Rove and created websites for the Bush and McCain electoral campaigns. Michael Connell was deposed one day before the election this year by attorneys Cliff Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis about his actions during the 2004 vote count in Ohio and his access to Karl Rove’s email files and how they went missing. [includes rush transcript] Continue reading

One of my sources died in a plane crash last night… by Larisa Alexandrovna

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DN!: Bush, Rove Tied to Effort to Dismantle Sweden’s Social Welfare Program

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Dec. 9, 2008

Bush, Rove Tied to Effort to Dismantle Sweden’s Social Welfare Program

Sweden’s three main left-leaning opposition parties have just announced plans to build a coalition for next year’s parliamentary elections. The Social Democrats, the Green Party and the Left Party say collectively they’ll try to wrest power from the Moderate Party, which leads a coalition of center-right groups. We speak with social anthropology professor Brian Palmer. [includes rush transcript]

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Abramoff said he had agreement with White House aide just a month after Bush took office

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by Larisa Alexandrovna
Raw Story
Monday November 17, 2008

Email noting relationship with White House came just a month after Bush took office

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff told his colleagues at his former law firm that he had an “agreement” regarding communications with a former assistant to then-Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, perhaps the most substantial documented tie between Abramoff and the White House to date.

In the email, dated Feb. 27, 2001, Abramoff reprimands a colleague who asked him to use Susan Ralston – Special Assistant to the President George W. Bush and then-Bush senior adviser Karl Rove – to arrange a meeting with the President for one of his clients.

In response, Abramoff writes that Ralston and he have an “agreement with her as to what we are going to ask her and when.”

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Judge sentences former lobbyist Abramoff to four years

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An Inside Look at the Dirty Work of Federal Prosecutors in the Age of Bush

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Sept 25, 2008

An objective reader might take issue with the two posts we’ve written in recent days showing that former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was wrongly convicted. You can check out the two posts here:

Here’s Proof Don Siegelman Was Wrongly Convicted

How Did Siegelman Bribery Charge Ever Get To Court?

A constructive critic might say: “Hey, you draw entirely from the Siegelman appeal, but you do not include information from the prosecution’s response.”

That’s a point well taken. And there are two reasons for the lack of response from the prosecution side. One, I don’t have a copy of their response. But more importantly, I don’t think I would trust it if I did have a copy.

I’ve seen the Bush Justice Department at work enough to know that even career prosecutors seem to be more interested in pushing a political agenda than in seeing to it that justice is done.

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Legal Schnauzer: An Inside Look at the Dirty Work of Federal Prosecutors in the Age of Bush

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Brad Blog Interviews AL Gov. Don Siegelman on ‘Stolen Elections’

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Brad Friedman of The BRAD BLOG caught up with former AL Gov. Don Siegelman on stolen elections, Rove’s Contempt of Congress, “magnanimous” Democrats, and restoring integrity to the Dept. of Justice.

Full story and transcript available here: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6335

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Verdict: No Immunity For White House Aides

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Dan Abrams reports on Bush appointee Judge John Bates ruling that White House aides do have to appear before Congress to testify. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and David Iglesias weigh in on what might happen when and if they finally do appear before Congress and Abrams talks about and Karl Rove’s continued thumbing of his nose to the rule of law and Congressional oversight.

Don Siegelman Discusses Karl Rove’s Political Witch Hunt

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House panel votes to cite Rove for contempt

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Mukasey Senate Hearing: Siegelman & Rove; Torture

Atty Gen Mukasey testifies before the House Judiciary Ctte

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