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. rk in republican tx


    January 26, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. Sammy

    Way to go... I can't wait to see Rove, Bush and Cheney behind bars for all their crimes.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. Gary in Oregon


    January 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Thank you Mr Conyers for your brave actions in trying to hold the Bush administration accountable for their dirty deeds. At least some one in Washington has the courage to do this. I'm glad its you. Thank you again.

    January 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. Joanna

    We deserve answers!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. pat napolitano

    No one is afraid of you as your opinions are only YOUR opinions and mean nothing to anyone with common sense. They have no value. If you have all the answers, why not go out and do something about it or run for office instead of sitting on your butt and criticizing everyone. If you can solve all the problems of the world...do so...otherwise leave the others who are trying to have some meaning in life for the people of the world alone. What an ego!

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. Bonji

    Glad to see it. It is time for the Bush Administration to talk about all of the back room deals they did. Someone is going to have to be responsible for the negative impact of some of the Bush Administration's policies. I'm waiting to see David Addington admit his sins during the past eight years.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  8. pat napolitano

    By the way, that message was for rush limbaugh...a non important person.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  9. No Fan of Limbaugh

    Yeah, right – President Obama is afraid of Rush Limbaugh. NO ONE is afraid of Rush Limbaugh – rabid right-wingers will soon find themselves without an audience.

    January 26, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Barack wins and we collectively lose.

    Now that is our new politics of bipartisanship or was that just a campaign slogan. I sadly believe the slogan prevails over what the country needs at this time.

    January 26, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  11. Randy Hurst San Francisco, California 94121

    Get er done, John.

    January 26, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. Texas Teacher

    AT LAST! I hope that this is only the beginning of digging into the misconduct of the Bush/Cheney administration. These thugs actually thought that they were beyond the law. Just as Nixon so long ago said, "if the President does it, it is NOT against the law!"

    Bush and Cheney and their lawless bunch have committed crimes, and they should have to pay for them just like any other criminals!

    January 26, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  13. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Rove an all those who have done so much damage to our country should be fed to the lions...Nothing less

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  14. Canuck

    hey john, screw off and how is this going to help michigan in these tough times!

    i expect my subpoena from you soon, you pathetic piece of garbage.

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  15. Ethan

    If that hate-mongering Rove goes before court to answer for what he's done (even if he ends up cutting some deal for a reduced sentence), it'll restore some of the faith I lost in the justice department over the Bush years.

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  16. mike

    Look, Conyers is wasting his time. If the Democrats really wanted to do this, it could have been a long time a go. They have ran congress now year almost 3 yrs. Face it Conyers, the Democrats don't have the stomach for this.

    January 26, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  17. Kim

    Rove should be in prison. For a many, many reasons.

    January 26, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  18. susie

    The Michigan Congressman should worry about our state and the problems we are having. An older man died in Bay City, Michgan, he froze to death in his home. Spend money on heat for people instead of looking back over things that happen years ago.

    January 26, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  19. Mari


    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  20. SunnyD

    I hope to see him in cuffs and in a orange jump suit. keep pushing Mr. Conyers.

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  21. Jan Illinois

    Finally, Go John Conyers, who knows where this could go? Bet I got a good guess.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. SS


    January 26, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  23. tiffanie

    Of course he is involved in this tretchery. He was one of the puppets.

    January 26, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  24. person

    come on get some balls, and actually make this snake show up in court, Rove has to go to jail. He gets the credit for the downfall of this country.

    January 26, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  25. Keith

    Rove will talk all day on Fox News....but when it comes to "reality TV", he will clam up. He has to, he is guilty of obstruction, perjury.....and most of all....just being a despicable person non grata. What a loser...........but no one can pardon him. He"ll be on Fox News ranting and raving about anything but the truth...."Bush's Brain....HHAAAAA!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
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