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. Roger S, Brea, CA

    I hope they pin that guy with something.

    May 14, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. Eleanor, Port Orchard, WA

    Make sure he's under oath! Otherwise, his testimony isn't worth a plug nickel!

    May 14, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Bill Nancy, Ky

    Torture the little milque toast to see if he'll cooperate!

    May 14, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. Robert Shuemaker

    Relax, Turd Blossom. Looks like nothing done by you guys is of much interest to President Obama. He prefers to focus on the future and leave ugly truths behind. Good news for those of your creed who operated under rocks and in dark places for the past 8 years. I don't know what is worse, you and your kind or Obama just ignoring it all.

    May 14, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. Darrie

    I highly recommend they use an enhanced interrogation technique I've heard about called WATERBOARDING-I've heard it gets results and prevents further ruination of our nation by undesirable types who have failed America throughout the previous EIGHT years.........DO IT FOR AMERICA-if you are not with us you are against us!!!

    May 14, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  6. Larry

    Karl Rove ...

    Is the worst kind of human ...

    Who deserves, the worst of treatment

    The Catholic HELL ... would be too good ... if it existed ... for such scum ...

    May 14, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Rob

    ROVE is Da Man!!!
    "The Architect".....to bad Bush couldn't run against Obama.....

    May 14, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  8. JAIL HIM!

    Put this bag of pus in the slammer...then waterboard him, take his clothes off and give him the same treatment Bush and his crime family used. Then do the same thing to the Penguin....er, I mean Cheney.

    May 14, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  9. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Maybe if he was waterboarded 80 times he might tell something. What? Hey, it isn't torture, it's just a mind game, right?

    May 14, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. hongli

    It's about time this criminal be held accountable.

    May 14, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Tim

    LOL @ brian

    May 14, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. Larry

    Karl Rove ... deserves

    An Apple in his mouth ...

    And a shiskabob blade up his a–ss

    As well does Cheney and Bush ...

    May 14, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  13. decent american

    uhmmm, what happened to the pelosi story? afraid to post it cnn? you had it on here all day till hoyer dumped her.. you guys are soooo obvious. you would have more credibility if you would just be more fair and balanced... and you wonder why your ratings are in the toilet...

    May 14, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. Mom

    Will all former administrations, including Clinton, who did the exact same thing be required to testify?

    May 14, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. roger

    When Hillary fired all the staff in the travel bureau to put her people in it was O'K. Yes travel is different but its the same action!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  16. Fitz in Texas

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

    So, if this is true, why would anyone be surprised. Democrats do it, and Republicans do it. Lots of very dishonest people up there in government and it starts from the top and works its way down to the bottom.

    May 14, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  17. Ted Tartaglia

    Will Rove be under oath? If not, he will never tell the truth about his involvement. Remember how he wiggled out of being indicted in the Plame case.

    May 14, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. Leslie, ME

    I hope this is change that we can believe in. Karl Rove has thumbed his nose at the Constitution and the American people for 8 years. Let's see if this "talk" is going to make a difference. Probably not.

    May 14, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  19. Brian

    In scanning this evening's "political ticker", I can't help but notice articles re: Rush Limplip's tussle w/ McCain's mom, followed by Col. Klink's (Karl Rove's) involvement in the firing of U.S. Attorneys, followed by Cindy McCain's latest statement about the Republican Partie's leadership, followed by...... What a mess. Entertaining, if sad, for the 2 party system.

    May 14, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  20. Raz

    What can they possibly imagine getting out of this man? He lies with every breath of his body. If he was able to get a 'functioning moron' elected TWICE with his lies, what chance does the American public have of getting an iota of truth??

    May 14, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  21. Patty Illinois

    Good luck getting him to answer

    May 14, 2009 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. Amanda

    That fat pig belongs in jail, along with Cheney & Co.

    May 14, 2009 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  23. CNN watchdog

    Hmmmmm....why is the Pelosi article not open for comments?
    aCorNN strikes again

    May 14, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  24. Charlie in Maine

    Drip,drip drip- keep that finger in the dyke Mr. Rove. I love the part on Law & Order when the low life at the bottom rats out the low life higher up. The best part is there are only a couple higher up.

    May 14, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  25. Georgia

    He is one creeeepy guy (?).

    May 14, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
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