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. emily

    Hey, I'm a liberal and I despise Pelosi. I think she's a whack job and the fact that she's third in line for the presidency actually terrifies me.

    Rove is a creep, period. We need some new faces representing Washington and ASAP.

    Repubs, I'll strike you a deal. We disown Pelosi if you do likewise to Rove.

    May 15, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "Prosecutor to question Karl Rove on Friday"

    Let's change that headline, shall we?

    "Karl Rove to do more lying on Friday"

    May 15, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. Kristin

    He is the most vile, repugnant, filthy, foul, evil, dirty, repulsive, nauseating, vulger, sleazy, little creature that has ever slithered across the White House floors leaving a slime trail a mile long. I could care less if he ends up in a jail cell or not- just please – somebody make him go away!!!

    May 15, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. Tom Paine

    When is Bill Clinton going to be questioned by a prosecutor about his firing of all the US Attorneys in 1993?

    Oh that's right – it's only ok when a Democrat does it.

    All Rove needs to say is – "US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president......PERIOD."

    May 15, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Why is it that everytime one of the Bushies are "questioned", Bill Clinton ends up being dragged into the conversation? Gotta get the subject changed, hun? Lets have FULL disclosure on Rove and let the chips fall where they may. Same applies to Pelosi when her time comes. Either stick to the story or blog elsewhere.

    May 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. haren

    Clinton fired all US attorney not just who disagree with his political thinking.
    And with this comments I invite other reader to comments that why on Bill o'really and Hanity they alway has beautiful blond to trash democrats?

    May 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  7. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Looking forward to 4 years from now when all of the Obama tax cheaters, liars and thugs are answering the questions. Perhaps Chalie Rangel can get a question in, I am sure he will still be in office because the libs don't have the stones to question him about his tax cheating ways.

    May 15, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Expat American

    Would love to see the members of the Bush Republican 'values' administration pulled out of a spider hole...like the criminals that they are.

    May 15, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. G. Love

    I thought this character got subpeoned sometime ago. How come he is above the law???

    May 15, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. alvino

    rob-

    If Pelosi knew, that is one thing. That does not mean she authorized it. I really do not think she was in on the final decision to violate our laws through torture, that came from the white house.

    May 15, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  11. Triggidy

    It's about time.

    May 15, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. ge

    porky will plead the fith thats all folks

    May 15, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. wally

    it's a waste of time. they'll never nail him. and please stop with the waterboarding suggestions...saint nancy knew about it...

    May 15, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. Dino

    I hope Rove drops dead. He's a carbon unit.

    May 15, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  15. Independent Voter

    put his behind in a cell with cheney!!

    God Bless President Obama, VP Biden, the First Families and "Bo"

    May 15, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  16. Tim

    Stick your finger in their left eye, Karl. We have to poke them back into reality and away from these fairytale lands they live in. Go get them.

    May 15, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  17. Pukey GOP

    I stand in sheer amazement of those GOP folks on here who think that every Dem is a liberal. Classic nutjob thinking.

    I am one of those MILLIONS who voted in the last election as a MODERATE.

    Karl Rove and Rush Limebaugh are twin brothers...let's do DNA testing

    May 15, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  18. Melissa

    Good. Its about time we get these investigations of corruption under way.

    May 15, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  19. donttreadonme

    I wonder if a few years from now Obama will be on trial for overstepping his Presidential powers during the GM situation.

    May 15, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  20. mjm

    I remember when Bill Clinton lied about Monica.

    I remember when Hillary Clinton lied about sniper fire.

    Rangel lied about his taxes.

    Edwards and his wife.

    Pelosi and the CIA brief.

    And somehow, the Republicans are the liars.

    May 15, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  21. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Unless he's under oath I wouldn't believe a word this snake has to say. At least if he's under oath when he lies we can actually nail him!

    May 15, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  22. CItizenJane

    I am sensing quite a lot of frustration on the right to distract attention away from Cheney, Rove, Bush, et. al. Each of you are so determined to get your opinions out that you aren't able to even stick to the theme of the article you are commenting on. You all realize, no doubt, that other than yourselves no one really gives a rats behind what any of you think?

    May 15, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  23. Jack in Florida

    He is the evil behind the evil empire of George Bush and Dick Cheney...........................give him soap on a rope and send him off to prison.

    May 15, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  24. Kelby In Houston, TX

    I swear, it's like conservative posters get a memo telling them what to say when confronted with the issues of the day.
    Bill Clinton fired those attorney's at the beginning of his tem which is customary. Bush fired those attorney's after they failed to prosecute Democratic contenders. Bush politicized the DOJ for partisan gain, Clinton did not.
    You hope that people don't know this. You hope that people are ignorant of this fact, because that is the only way you can prove your point. Stop depending on the ignorance of the people when you argue. Intelligent people think you are pathetic when you do this

    May 15, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  25. Rob

    To Kristin May 15th, 2009 10:37 am ET – About mid-way through 2013, when we're looking back at the incredible discgrace that the Obama administration was, we'll find out the Emmanuel made Rove look like an angel (going on your lies about him).

    Your post just goes to show that not only do libs fill their lives with lies and hate, but that they are all dim-witted lemmings. Who gave you your talking points today? MSNBC, Jeanine Garafalo?

    Soon you all will be irrelevant, and we won't have to listen to your drivel any more.

    May 15, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
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