May 15th, 2009
04:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Prosecutors question Rove about prosecutor firings

Prosecutors interviewed Karl Rove today inside his lawyer’s office.
Prosecutors interviewed Karl Rove today inside his lawyer’s office.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Bush administration official Karl Rove was interviewed Friday at the office of his lawyer about why several U.S. attorneys were fired in 2006.

Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, issued a statement after the meeting saying, "Mr. Rove was interviewed by prosecutors today and answered all of their questions. He intends to fully cooperate with the investigation."

Rove himself had no comment for reporters outside Luskin's office, saying only, "Have a nice weekend."

No details of the discussions were publicly released Friday, so the scope of the questioning was not fully known.

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  1. hongli

    It's time to use torture on this SOB to get the truth from him. Karl Rove and his buddies are never to be trusted again. They will lie their way as far as they could go.

    May 15, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. MK

    If his lips were moving he was lying.

    May 15, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. MCD, San Francisco, CA

    RayRay – you need to educate yourself. Do you think that Obama won the election with only the votes of libs????? Even Dems & Libs & independents couldn't have given him that victory. Republicans helped elect Obama. Why do you think republicans would vote for Obama? Yes, there is a lot of hate out here for Cheney/Rove and others and some of that hate if coming from Republicans. Perhaps you should take the time to look into this and see why.

    May 15, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. MK

    Mississippi Mike May 15th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

    What a ridiculous waste of time. The president and his administration had the OBLIGATION to remove lawyers who would not comply with his direction. I can't believe we are still talking about this non-issue.

    Hey there, in what country do you live? In America, we aren't OBLIGATED to comply with our leaders. We are OBLIGATED to oppose them when they are wrong, not stand blindly behind them. See, this is just the kind of BS the GOP talks. If President Obama is a "socialist" then W is a commie and so are you.

    May 15, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. HAWK, TEXAS

    RayRay i see that you have not seen a shrink yet.

    May 15, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. Keith in CA

    Rove "intends to fully cooperate with the investigation"? There is a big difference between "intends to" and "will". Perhaps some enhanced interrogation techniques might help Mr. Rove keep to his intentions. He and his cronies seem to like waterboarding. Surfs up, Karl!

    May 15, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  7. Frank, Las Vegas

    Was he under oath, oh wait, it makes no difference, Rove doesn't know what the word truth means.

    May 15, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  8. sean

    Hey rove its yr turn hope u go to jail! you the saying every dog has his day looks like rove day has come

    May 15, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  9. Tis Tis People

    Who is Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Rumsfield, Sara Palin, Joe The Crackhead, Michael Steel all these new people just popped up on the scene since President Obama became President I don't remember seeing or hearing from any of these people, or they new to politics..

    May 15, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. Independent

    After 4 hrs of questioning.....he must of had something to say....probably lies anyway....I bet he forgot how to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth....lol lol lol

    Funny, heard that Laura Bush didn't like the little sidewinder....

    May 15, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. Neil

    Rove will be the scapegoat for DOJ abuses committed by every president since Nixon. But he won't suffer much. A little slap on the wrist is all he'll get. He knows too much. And Obama isn't going to want to shine a light on the Bush DOJ which just happens to be the Obama DOJ complete with the unreformed Patriot Act, warrant-less wiretaps and politically motivated investigations.

    May 15, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  12. Kenneth

    Ray Ray, Mississippi Mike
    Switch sisters before you breed any more.

    May 15, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  13. dave from menifee

    Lies Lies and more Lies.

    May 15, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  14. M Paul

    LET'S TRY WATERBOARDING ON HIM 25 TIMES SINCE IT IS NOT TORTURE.

    May 15, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  15. gl, Pittsburgh

    Rove is a ugle evil man that needs the chair.

    May 15, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  16. mjm

    Liberals are just so convinced that Bush had to have done something illegal.

    I think it has to do with how dishonest the democrats tend to be.

    Clinton lied about Monica, Hillary lied about sniper fire, Pelosi is caught lying about CIA briefs, several of them lied and cheated on their taxes, Edwards cheated on his sick wife... the dishonesty goes on and on.

    People always seem to accept the lies of democrats while accusing the Republicans of being dishonest liars.

    The Democrats always seem to be fooled or misled by everyone around them. The war in Iraq comes to mind.

    Just like the CIA briefs, nothing will come of this.

    May 15, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  17. Zealots Go Home

    Maybe he can share a cell with Dick Cheney in a nice quiet federal prison.

    May 15, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. shane logue

    you people from cnn and the rest of the media should read these posts because you are responsable for unreasonable anger from people that think you tell the truth

    May 15, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  19. Susan

    ...............Mississippi Mike May 15th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

    What a ridiculous waste of time. The president and his administration had the OBLIGATION to remove lawyers who would not comply with his direction. I can't believe we are still talking about this non-issue.

    Are you kidding? US Attorneys, all attorneys, are to follow the LAW, and the Constitution, not the President's whims. That's why torture happened, because the DOJ lawyers bowed to Bush and wrote what he wanted them to to approve torture. This is still America...in spite of Bush's efforts to turn us into something else.

    May 15, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  20. Proud DHS radical

    Ask Obama why he's replacing U.S. attorneys with his appointees?

    May 15, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  21. Dwayne

    Just because he anwered all the questions doesn't mean he did it truthfully. Look, nothing is going to happen to this old goat. He's a part of something much larger than we imagine...much more than just politcal lies and greed. We'll never know the real truth because the wealthy don't have to explain jack to us working class and poor and they know it.

    May 15, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
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