January 26th, 2009
06:00 PM ET
8 months 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. Gordon Shumway

    Mr Conyers should be investigating Barney "Fife" Frank, and all the other idiots that are raping our Treasury with their pet projects under the guise of an economic recovery bill. GROW UP, JACK!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. Minnesotan

    Let the trials against Rove, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al. commence! Let's throw the crooks in jail!

    January 26, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. jared

    don't waste the peoples time w/ them dog and pony show hearings which no one has ever been brought to justice. conyers you should get to the bussiness of trying to pull michigan out of the miserable hole its been in for decades and stop w/ the farce hearings. michigan its time for a change, there's a whole clean SWEEP THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE in this congress and senate. time for the sandbaggers and goldbrickers who's hanging on for the pensions and benefits on both sides of the aisle to hit the road.

    January 26, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. Greg Hodges

    You can`t hide behind Bush or Cheney now Rove. If you have nothing to hide, step up and tell the truth for a change!

    January 26, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. The idiot

    Is anyone in Congress going to investigate the roll of ACORN in the last election? Or the union's roll in ACORN? Or the democrat roll in either? Hey they conspired to steal the country with George Soros.

    January 26, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  6. Ben in Dallas

    Rove is the tip and the base of the scandal iceberg. He and Cheney manipulated the system giving billions to their friends, pushing out people who disagreed with them and hold the government in their hands while the economy failed. More power to Conyers.

    January 26, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. proudliberal-independent

    do you think Rove cares? he'll never see the inside of a courtroom for his crimes. it's called executive priveledge,and he'll invoke it 'til his last day.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. Carl Justus

    If he does not show up they should charge him with contempt of congress.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. Chris

    First two comments from a couple of dopes...

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  10. Bill

    Oh, some one must have woke up Conyers. Talk about being past it. Conyers is the poster boy for "time to retire".

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  11. jumbo

    fix the economy not your ego

    January 26, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. cnnnewser

    Executive privilege is a word I've grown to hate.

    January 26, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. angie in dallas 28

    Chris January 26th, 2009 8:41 pm ET
    First two comments from a couple of dopes…

    at least they gave their true opinions instead of just mocking another person's thought. Rove is a war criminal and a traitor to his own country.

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    ROVE AND THE REST SHOULD FACE INTERNATIONAL TRIALS BECAUSE THEY WILL ESCAPE ANY U.S. TRIAL.

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  15. Alicia

    Just Rove? What about the rest of the motley crew? Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield.......and on and on. Cheney had the nerve to get mad at Bush for not pardoning Liddy? LOL.

    Rove needs to get an apple in that mouth and be put on a SPIT.

    **Rove and his partner.

    January 26, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  16. Walt Bailey

    Be interesting to see if anything comes of it. The new President evidently doesn't want to pursue this. But it's hard for me to imagine that HE would invoke executive privilege to protect Rove from testifying. Probably he sends a message to Conyers-behind the scenes-to focus on the economy....

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  17. legal in nc

    All Rove has to say is that everything was approved by both democrats and republicans alike. Maybe then we could clean out the crooked House and Congress and start over.

    Enough of the crooked politics from both sides in the House and Congress!

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  18. Walt Bailey

    My opinion: time spent investigating Rove would be time well spent to re-establish the rule of law. (which is always the lifeblood of the Republic)

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  19. Dylan from MN

    Okay, let me explain this as simple as possible. Organizations like ACORN hire pretty much anyone who comes in for an interview, I know, I had a short stint at a similar organization. Well in order to keep your job you must sign up a certain amount of people and collect a certain ammount of money. Well what happened was that these people doing the grunt work we're afraid to lose their "jobs" so they went ahead and signed up people with names like "Tony Romo" "Terrell Owens" and "Marion Barber"...if you don't know who these people are, they're professional football players for the Dallas Cowboys. So obviously, these people weren't even going to go vote since THEY WERE MADE UP. So basically what happened is these people who did this were fired and the most important was that made up people aren't going to show up to vote. The right really did a good job making something out of nothing on this one.

    The idiot January 26th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

    Is anyone in Congress going to investigate the roll of ACORN in the last election? Or the union's roll in ACORN? Or the democrat roll in either? Hey they conspired to steal the country with George Soros

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  20. Mike

    So they are spending money and time (like there aren't more important things to do), to find out if some firings were warrantred or not! Let it be known that the Clinton administration fired more than twice the number as the Bush administration. Stop wasting our country's time and money with this infantile attempt at retribution.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    ha ha ha good luck with that......

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  22. FLUSH Rove

    no one is above the law. give this kook a 6'x6' cell and chuck the key.

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  23. bk

    Put Timothy Gaither in jail too. Oh I forgot Obama put him in charge of the IRS.

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  24. Checkpoint Charlie

    I hope Rove tells that idiot to pound salt.

    January 26, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. Jen

    Minnesotan January 26th, 2009 8:23 pm ET
    Let the trials against Rove, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al. commence! Let's throw the crooks in jail!
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    Let the trials against Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, Obama, Axelrod, Blago, Jackson, et.al. proceed. Throw the crooks in jail!

    January 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
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