|So, Karl the skating skater, skates by yet another time, while flipping the bird (see picture below) to you and me, and most importantly our future rights and freedoms. Does anyone know where I can order a few hundred spines online to be shipped to the congressional democrats?|
Former Bush Aide Rove Defies Congressional Subpoena
10 July 2008
Karl Rove, the former close political aide to President Bush, failed to appear at a congressional hearing Thursday to testify about allegations he was involved in politicizing the Department of Justice. VOA's Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill.
The empty chair in front of the House judiciary subcommittee was a reminder of the difficulty Democrats have had in obtaining testimony from Rove, and two other former and current White House officials.
Last year, former White House counsel Harriet Miers, and President Bush's current chief of staff Joshua Bolten, defied subpoenas from the House Judiciary Committee, triggering a House vote to hold both in contempt of Congress.
|Former White House Advisor Karl Rove gestures towards the press at the White House in Washington, D.C. (file photo)|
He offered to speak with lawmakers only about the second of these, and only behind closed doors without a transcript and not under oath, all conditions Democrats rejected. He has denied ever trying to influence Justice Department decisions. [more]