May 15th, 2009
09:20 AM ET
5 years ago

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. Dee, USAF (Ret)

    Rove, You and your Step-Dad (Cheney) have waterboard in the pool.

    May 14, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. ib

    Are they going to question Reno and everyone else from the other presidents cabinets since this ws a common practice for a new president. This shows just how absurd this country has got under King Obama.

    May 14, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. Rick Roberts

    I think that Rove is as evil as all the Bush administration. All of a sudden Cheney is visible. Where was he the past 8 years? I think that ,although I would never had thought I would say this, Bush is smarter by not saying anything.
    These creeps know what they did was illegal. They want to mount an offence to cover their butts. "TOO LATE".
    Obama is going around the world kissing butt to be forgiven for what those evil people in office before him did. I'm not an overly smart person, but if I were them, I would keep my mouth shut.
    As far as Rush is concerned, he is very smart in as much as he keeps his ratings up. I truly do not think he believes everything he says. I heard him years ago, and quite frankly, I agreed with a lot he said. Now he has become the Jerry Springer of the GOP.

    May 14, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  4. Delaware Girl

    Hopefully under oath. If not, it will mean nothing.

    May 14, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  5. J.Gordon

    Make sure Rove is under oath!

    Otherwise he will continue his disgusting and destructive lies.

    May 14, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  6. GuyInVA

    They are U.S. Attorneys. Their firings – and hirings – are always influenced by politics. They serve at the pleasure of the president.

    May 14, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. randall

    I hope it is video taped... for future reference! Maybe... finally... the truth about Rove will come out. Perhaps the truth about the sinful acts of the Bush administration will also be acknowledged.

    Rand

    May 14, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  8. John

    Karl will look real good in a prison uniform!

    May 14, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  9. RobertO

    Let's waterboard him and see what crimes he confesses to...

    May 14, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. DaBird

    Can we prosecute Obama and Biden for dismantling the CIA when we are attacked?

    May 14, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  11. kimberly

    I hope they find some reason in this to FINALLY put this troll in prison! He is a disgrace to this country and on the side of domestic terrorists!

    May 14, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. étranger

    Monsieur Rove:

    Raving Rove, your day has come
    Roll back the lies
    Roll by your wretched charade and you're gone
    What a delight
    To unravel the fictions of Rove
    Your way, it's a crime
    Away with infamy, for you'll do time
    Dear Rove, your day has come...

    May 14, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Get Real

    GOOD, Now hopefully the pathetic Dummycrats will quit whining.

    May 14, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. Jimmy the Greek

    LOL... this is quitissential Obama... "we can't move forward by looking backwards"... while Congress plays petty politics over the last administration.

    Obama – releases Bush memos on interrogation but REFUSES to release memos showing the RESULTS of interrogation and how it stopped a terrorist attack on the LA Airport.

    This little game has already ensnared Nancy Pelosi – causing a rift between dems and the CIA. Just wait until MORE docs are leaked to the press from the CIA about dems.

    THEN it will get fun!!!

    May 14, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Alfred E. Neumann

    Here's a quarter, call somebody who cares!

    May 14, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  16. Karl

    You're a disgrace to my name, Ding Bat. Can't wait to hear what garbage this moral moron spews. Smoke and Mirrors magician from the Bush machine.

    May 14, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. Mike in Seattle

    Clinton did it so Bush did it. Shouldn't we be focusing on Pelosi's lies and the Administrations enormous budget deficit being run up? Lets also make sure we continue to sweep the Murtha mess under the rug while ethics slips further and further down the Congressional priority list!

    May 14, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  18. pam Eugene OR

    That's funny Brian. Carl Rove belongs in the cell next to Dick Cheney.

    May 14, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  19. JB in WI

    Great news. Now we can keep going and find out why Clinton fired all of his. I am sure we all want everything in the open.

    May 14, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  20. RepubliKLANs Are Plain STUPID

    This Frog Karl Rove needs to be in jail and waterboarded everyday along with his master, darth vader Ms. Dick Cheney!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  21. michaelam

    Carl Rove is creepy.......

    May 14, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  22. Dace Tucson

    After years of trying to get this criminal to testify – it is about time. Now to prison with him, the evil dark lord cheney, and bush.

    May 14, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. IsaacTheForcedCatholic

    I remember this case. It has been on hold for many years. Now Karl Rove is getting what he deserves...

    May 14, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  24. Chris

    Lock him up!

    May 14, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  25. Vy

    It's about time the round up these thugs

    May 14, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
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