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An Afternoon Subpoena for Karl Rove

SJC Chairman Patrick Leahy says he "exhausted every avenue of voluntary cooperation from [Rove] and the White House." Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy announced Thursday he had subpoenaed White House adviser Karl Rove and his deputy. He accused them of … Read More

By / July 26, 2007

SJC Chairman Patrick Leahy says he "exhausted every avenue of voluntary cooperation from [Rove] and the White House."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy announced Thursday he had subpoenaed White House adviser Karl Rove and his deputy. He accused them of stonewalling a widening probe into the firing of federal prosecutors.

"The Bush-Cheney White House continues to place great strains on our constitutional system of checks and balances," Leahy said in issuing the subpoenas. "Not since the darkest days of the Nixon Administration have we seen efforts to corrupt federal law enforcement for partisan political gain and such efforts to avoid accountability."

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