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. xavier

    Rove, Bush, Chenney and the rest of the GOP should be in jail. The GOP wanted Bush so badly, and all that he did was allow us to be attacked on 9/11, got us into two wars he couldnt finish and gave us all a black eye as a country. If this is what the GOP stands for, they can stick it where the sun dont shine.

    May 14, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. Vy

    it's about time they round up these thugs that ruined America

    May 14, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. John-Black Hills SD

    Don't you just want to pop Roves head like that ripe, ready to pop zit that simple cannot remain in existence. Say goodnight Karl, the pincher's are coming your way, your buddy Bush, and his pet monkey "dick" don't hold executive power any longer.

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

    Will Pelosi be next?

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

    let's get to the bottom of this crap while our country is at war and the economy is in the tank and falling

    May 14, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. Mike in Kansas

    For the last name their name's are

    Limpball
    Scamity
    Glen Heck
    and Bill O'Ritalin

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

    "Will there be waterboarding involved?"

    Possibly. The prosecutor is probably a liberal.

    Conservatives are willing to employ waterboarding if necessary to save lives. Liberals are eager to employ waterboarding to inflict suffering on people who don't think the way they do.

    May 14, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. tracey

    Finally!

    I know it is the President's right to hire and fire US attorneys at will so Bush had every right to do the firing.

    But when some asked why the firing, their names were dragged thru the mud for apparently no good reason except political. Bush sheltered Rove from testifying all this time and now the liar will be forced to answer. Here's hoping the US attorney's will get their reputations back!

    May 14, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. Gary

    Okay so they fired some attorneys, at least they didn't torture them. lol

    May 14, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  10. Had It

    Rove is a pathological liar. AND .........

    If it's an Attorney appointed by Bushie, it's a waste of time and money.

    May 14, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. BeefMasterX

    i'm with Brian. I'll take it one or two steps further. I think that all carnivals and state fairs should have a waterboard house where a person can experience the thrill of cheating death.
    Nothing is as invigorating as realizing that you are not drowning, and in fact are breathing! It's great!
    I would pay up to $12 of my stimulus money for that.

    May 14, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. No more GOP!

    I'll bet he wont show up.

    May 14, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. tigerakabj

    'bout time. This guy belongs in jail, not on Fox News talking.

    May 14, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  14. blackadonnis

    I've been reading about Karl Rove, George Bush's criminal mastermind for years now, and the one truth I know above all is that he will lie lie,lie. It will not matter if he is under oath, speaking off the record, or reading testimony, Karl Rove is one of the biggest prevaricators in the land. Don't believe me, ask him. He'll just lie about it.

    May 14, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. Darren

    Why is anyone getting their hopes up. Everyone knows that someone as well connected as Karl Rove is not going to get in any trouble. They are just makig a show of it to silence the masses. Karl Rove could go on a mass murder spree and walk free.

    This is a country of two laws. One law for the rich, famous and well connected. One law for everyone else.

    May 14, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  16. ron

    I say waterboard this idiot so we can get the truth or maybe just what he thinks we want to hear which is good enough. Then throw his butt in jail right beside rumsfled, cheney and bush(for being a buffoon).

    May 14, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. renaldo

    Can't wait until Rove goes to jail and Cheney right behind him...have a big party planned.

    May 14, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  18. Frank in NJ

    And the economy continues to crumble.....

    May 14, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  19. N. E. Ocon

    Rove = Limbaugh w/glasses.

    May 14, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Cato

    The only way to get the truth out of ANY of the high ranking Bush officials is to get them under OATH!

    "Interviews" are about as useful as having George W. Bush as president!

    May 14, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  21. Paul

    Who cares about this? These attorney serve AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT. You know what that means? They can be fired anytime for any reason. If they are not prosecuting the types of crimes the administration believs they should be prosecuting, then they can be fired, just like you and me.

    Bill Clinton fired lots of US attorneys while he was in office. Obama will do the same. These are not lifetime appointments.

    Instead, this is a waste of taxpayer money.

    May 14, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  22. Chris in MI

    Why bother? The guy never tells the truth anyway. He's so low, he could sit on a piece of paper and swing his feet...

    May 14, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  23. nri

    Can he be handcuffed while the investigations are going on?

    May 14, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  24. any one of the number of crimes he committed will do

    pick one, prosecute him and send him off to jail

    May 14, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  25. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    Questioning for What? We know that he is guilty. Just throw him under the Jail.

    May 14, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
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