January 26th, 2009
06:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Conyers again subpoenas Rove

(CNN) - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued a new subpoena for former Bush adviser Karl Rove Monday.

Rove was subpoenaed by Conyers last year, but refused to testify before Congress, pointing to executive privilege although he was no longer part of the administration.

“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,” Conyers said in a statement released Monday. “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.”

The Michigan congressman is again looking to question Rove over whether the prosecution of former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman, and the firing of the U.S. attorneys, were politically motivated. Rove has denied playing a part in either affair.

Filed under: John Conyers • Karl Rove
soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. BB

    Lock him up and throw away the key. Put him in Gitmo. We'll figure out what the charges are in about 5 or 6 years. And he might want his snorting fat friend Rush with him -- hmmm, perfect couple.

    January 26, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  2. Matt

    Rove is a domestic terrorist, so when he flees the states to avoid the subpoena, use all means necessary to bring him back, then waterboard him to get the info. See how he likes it.

    January 26, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. Concerned Democrat.

    More of our hard earned money going to waste in order to push a political agenda!

    January 26, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. Rushes Lambaughs

    This is the kind person we need in washington. Someone who calls for justicee. I applaude you on this new move.. I have not heard CNN said anything about the alligation on unwarrant wire taping that bush administration was doing except for msnbc. NSA listen to every single of our phone calls, and went through one of our emails, and now the news is out, you don't even hear on CNN, except for MSNBC< KEITH< RACHEL. BRaVO gusy, I love John Adams. Freedom of the press

    January 26, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Xavier

    Rove is one disgusting human being. The man should be locked up. I firmly believe that when his time comes to meet his maker he will pay dearly for all his sins.

    January 26, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. Dawn

    No one is above the law, if we do anything that Rove Cheney had done we would be in the Pen

    January 26, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. paul (staunch Moderate)

    And if he keeps on stonewalling, Congressman, throw him in prison for contempt of court. Then move on to the rest of that corrupt administration.

    January 26, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Al, California

    2009, January 26: Rove, Cheney, Rumsfeld are not in prison yet. I'm not sure Bush will get there: he can always say he did not know anything, and it is hard to argue with that.

    January 26, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. head on a platter

    Its time for Carl Roves prison term.

    January 26, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  10. bub

    Now that President Obama is in office and under the constitution is the head of the Executive Department of the US, isnt the executive privilege his and can't he waive it . It is the executive's privilege after all, and not Mr. Rove's who is a private citizen.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. Denver Dem

    Get him John. You should have done this in the first place. Maybe once we put the wrench on that nut, he will sell the rest of them down the river. God please let eric Holder go after these criminals. I hate what they have done to America

    January 26, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  12. teacher

    Is Ken Starr going to be involved so that more money can be wasted? I think Rove is guilty but is it worth the cost of prosecuting him?

    January 26, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  13. Patty in the CA mountains

    If Rove refuses (again!) he should be charged with contempt and jailed until he decides to testify....that's what would happen to me!!

    January 26, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  14. Bill

    I wonder if President Bush wished he had pardon everybody on his way out the door?

    Please let's move on I do not want to hear anymore about President George W. Bush and the worst eight years in the American Goverment history.

    January 26, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  15. Humored In Texas

    Karl Rove needs to fry for all the nonsense he has orchestrated!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  16. Outspoken

    That's it democrats...DISTRACT! DISTRACT! DISTRACT!
    It's your only hope of holding your majority in Congress in 2010 and keeping your guy in the White House in 2012. If you want people to buy your rhetoric about being the "party of the future," then you should stop fixating on the past.

    January 26, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. Change is coming...DEAL


    January 26, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. EBC

    Bring four orange jumpsuits with you Mr. Coyners, one for Rove, Bush, Cheney and Gonzales.

    January 26, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  19. Jonathan Burton

    Hey Karl,

    Nobody to hide behind anymore.
    Your so-called political genius was only the wool over america's eyes. Now that it is removed, it shows the ugly beast that you have always been. Since your bugging of your own office scheme during the Mark White/Bill Clemens gubernatorial race you helped steal. We have not forgotten your sly and deceitful scare tactics. You have no one to pardon your crimes, and nowhere to hids. You will testify, as you have never been above the law. Justice will be served.

    January 26, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. Once you vote Black

    Give it up John. There is no way you will bring Rove down without dealing with the wrong W had done and the former VP. They are all connected an unless you are willing ot go after the whole next you will not be able to get any of them. Besides, we can't handle the truth.

    January 26, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. JK Ashburn, VA

    Get a life!

    January 26, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Rove won't talk unless we hire Cheney to waterboard him.

    January 26, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  23. We the People

    Under a new administration & new FOIA rules, there is no excuse for allowing Karl Rove to ignore this subpoena. Have the sergeant-at-arms pick him up at the Fox News studio & arrest him if he doesn't comply.

    January 26, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  24. rb

    Let it be and get on with the important things

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  25. about time

    now send him to jail

    January 26, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
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