May 15th, 2009
09:20 AM ET
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Prosecutor to question Karl Rove on Friday

Karl Rove, a former aide to President George W. Bush, will be interviewed about the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006, a source tells CNN.
Karl Rove, a former aide to President George W. Bush, will be interviewed about the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006, a source tells CNN.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Bush administration official Karl Rove is scheduled to be interviewed Friday about why a number of U.S. attorneys were fired in 2006, according to an attorney in private practice familiar with the
case.

Rove will be questioned by Nora Dannehy, a Connecticut prosecutor who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into whether any Bush administration officials broke any laws in connection with the dismissals.

A spokesman for Dannehy would not comment when asked whether a meeting is scheduled with Rove.

Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, would not comment on whether his client will be interviewed Friday. But he told CNN, "Rove has said since Ms. Dannehy was appointed that he would cooperate fully with her investigation."

A Justice Department report last year found the firings of some U.S. attorneys were influenced by political considerations.


Filed under: Karl Rove • U.S. attorney firings
soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Alright! Good show! Will there be waterboarding involved?

    May 14, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Frank, Las Vegas

    Rove under oath? I doubt it. Although he could testify under oath because he doesn't know what the truth is.

    May 14, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Proud Member..Party of No

    And so I assume that Bill Clinton will be questioned next for HIS firing of U.S. Attorneys?

    May 14, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. Wayne H.

    I'm sure Mr. Rove can be counted upon to be his usual honest and forthright self...nah, I don't buy it either.

    May 14, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. arithmetic is liberal

    If there is anyone Dick Cheney would be willing to sell down the river in exchange for his own survival I bet it would be this corpusule, Rove.
    Then again, out of all the members of the Bush Crime Family, Rove is the most likely to queal and tell all to avoid a stint in Danbury Club Fed.

    May 14, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  6. NVa Native

    Come on Turd-blossom, the real citizens of the United States require your full attention.
    He is a disgusting traitor and un-American deviant.

    May 14, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. Donna from Colorado Springs

    I do hope that none of the people questioning Karl Rove seriously expect him to answer any of the questions with anything resembling the truth! He is the master of not answering any question given to him, and will ramble on about everything else he can think of!

    May 14, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Scott

    Chasing these idiots from the Bush Jr. Administration gives the Republican party (or more to the point, what the party has bedome) too much attention. That's the last thing the GOP needs. OK, so maybe they never go to jail for all the laws they broke, but what goes round, comes around.

    May 14, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    Hopefully under oath.

    Will Dick Cheney be sitting by his side?

    May 14, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  10. Scott SD, CA

    Enhanced interrogation techniques are appropriate in this case for national security reasons of course.

    May 14, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  11. BooStinky

    Put your tap dancing shoes on Karl. Remember what happened to Scooter when he lied under oath? Oh wait, that would be nothing!

    Better example, remember what happened to Lil' Kim when she lied under oath?

    May 14, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  12. Kicks

    This guy has been out leash for a long time, justice should better put him where he belongs – he is a lunatic, fool

    May 14, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  13. Mickey, New York

    Turd Blossom better know how to swim!

    May 14, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  14. Gonzo

    Hey wait a minute. If Rove is NOW willing to cooperate with the investigation how do we know this Dannehy isn't one of the attorneys the Bushies hired in the first place??

    May 14, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  15. liz

    So, Since Clinton did almost the same thing, except he fired ALL of the US attorneys for political reasons, does that mean that he is going to be interviewed too??!!!! And when did you say his interview was scheduled? I can't wait for that one!!!!!!
    The US attorneys serve at the whim of ANY president, and he doesn't need the liberals permission to hire or fire any of them. Too bad the liberals only want to apply the rules to their side. Pathetic idiots!

    May 14, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  16. Crazy ass human being

    Hang 'em high! Make my day!

    May 14, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. Willy Brown

    Democrats got elected in 2006 and all they have done is play gotcha. So much for Change....

    May 14, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  18. Mari( maybe one of my comments will be posted)

    Thank GOD, finally....... the beginning of the Bush & DICK trials!

    @ Brian G, Sugar Land TX....... I know you are kidding, but..... that would be interesting wouldn't it? To have the Bush regime dragged in to be waterboarded and see how willing they are to be waterboarded! They can start with DICK!

    May 14, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  19. Anne E.

    Brian G. is spot on in his comment.
    "Enhanced interrogating techniques" should be implemented, most definitely. Then the nation and the world can see the effectiveness of these techinques in eliciting the truth, the absolute truth - because nothing less will do.

    May 14, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  20. mike

    Hope he tells all.
    Once on the stand he can sing like a bird about all the back door deals.

    May 14, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  21. Hammer

    All he needs to do is as the Dems do and answer all questions with "I don't recall".

    May 14, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  22. Jimbo

    Count on Karl not telling the truth. But maybe some "harsh interrogation" techniques will drag some useful information out of him.

    May 14, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  23. peter

    karl kove along with LIMBAUGH will help to bring down the Repubicans Party. Remenber Karl was part of the biggests mistake the voter made about G.W>

    May 14, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. ron

    This is one terrorist in which I approve of waterboarding!

    May 14, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  25. Ian Minneapolis, MN

    Oh gosh, if it was anyone else, he would CHOOSE not to go. Because apparently, if your a politician, you are above the law, and can deny a supeona, and not get in trouble for it. Ridiculous. This country has it's priorities all mixed up.

    May 14, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
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