May 15th, 2009
04:59 PM ET
9 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. Ruty

    You don't expect the truth from Rove do you? He hasn't been known to be truthful in the past.

    May 15, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  2. Obama Victim

    Dog and pony show meant to appease rabid liberals bent on revenge for Pres. Clinton's impeachment.

    Hate to break it to ya.... but NOTHING will come of this.


    May 15, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. Big Ed

    An interview. I sure hope they but that snake-oil salesman in front of a Special Prosecutor and a judge, along with the rest of the lying and thieving Bush Administration!

    May 15, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. Tulsa

    Karl had nothing to say? Since when?

    This guy was not elected yet he held the fate of prosecuters and judges in his sweaty, pudgy little hands. He and his boss's admin. need to be investigated fully.
    We are not talking about sex in the oval office here folks, we are talking about turning the Justice dept into a political wing of the Executive branch. Shredding the Constitution in hopes of Rove's "permenant Republican majortity"
    and yes, I know that Justice is under the Executive. There ARE LIMITS to Presidential power regardless of what neocons think.

    May 15, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. Rory

    And you think Rove will tell the truth?!? lol lol lol lol lol lol

    May 15, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. Jillie

    Karl Rove is a certified idiot!

    May 15, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. Yolanda

    Karl is such a good liar. . . I hope he gets slammed-dunked!

    May 15, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Where did he remove his finger from?

    May 15, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |

    You know, your administration has done some illegal things....when so many of the former admin., are either before congress or on tv, defending their's disgusting, and pathetic, to think all of this mess, that america is in, is from eight years of incompetence.......bukcle up America.....we're in for a bumpy ride.....this won't be a quick fix.....America is really recovering from a catastrophe....REALLY.

    May 15, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  10. Mississippi Mike

    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.

    May 15, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Lisa in Shelton

    Karl Rove is the maniacal architect of some of the worst abuses of power our country has ever seen. I hope the comission finds a way to prosecute him and Harriet.

    May 15, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  12. Gary

    Karl Rove, a man seething with contempt for the American way of life, has absolutely not intention of co-operating in any investigation.

    May 15, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  13. Fla.

    Yeah, Rove "intends to" (not "will") cooperate with the investigation. We've all seen Rove's past intents, and it's certainly NOT cooperation.

    Karl Rove should already be in jail along with Gonzales, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. Our nation's justice needs to prevail by holding their criminal acts accountable once and for all.

    May 15, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  14. Bill in Austin

    Wonder if he was under oath this time? I wouldn't believe a thing this guy says.

    May 15, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. Larry


    Called Karl rove ...

    He deserves Boiling Oil ... The Noose ... Death By Fire ...

    I would smile as he burned ... and cried out

    For he is responsible for so many of our young childrens deaths

    And I am a peaceful man ...

    May 15, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  16. Joe Terrogano

    This "genius" orchestrated the Bush victories by slinging slime, innuendo, and heightening the fears of the American public. He had nothing left when Obama rolled over the Republican Party, because there was no substance in his "brilliance". Look at the results. One of the worst Administrations in recent history. A clear abandonment of the conservative principles that they were supposed to uphold. International loathing of our government. What a one-man disaster!

    May 15, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  17. Ray Ray

    You libs are quite comical....

    Look at your seething, hateful, angry, desperate posts suggesting Rove is that which you portray.

    You are Rove!!

    May 15, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  18. Jim El Paso Tx.

    @ Mississippi Mike...are you nuts??? The Justice Department lawyers are to uphold the LAW. NOT the whims of the knucklehead from Crawford's own agenda.

    May 15, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  19. Rush


    May 15, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  20. Jeff in Houston

    It will do no good. If Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Gonzales have all avoided jail time by this point, nothing will happen. The only thing these people will have to answer to is their own concious, and, since that is non-existent with these poeple, well, I hope you have faith in God. That is the only way these people will pay for what they have done.

    And, before you get too excited, do you really want them to stand trial for what they have done? Think again. Their rabid, mindless followers will only raise them to the status of Martyr. Taliban/NeoCon, very little difference, just a question of scale.

    We just need to vomit at the sight of these people, then move on. We have no other alternative. Get over it progressives. They will get off scott free.

    May 15, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  21. GOPer

    Waterboard this punk. The best thing that can happen to the GOP is Rove going to jail.

    May 15, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  22. Minnesotan

    Can somebody please waterboard Karl Rove?

    May 15, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. Barbara

    I wonder – did he tell the truth? Does he even know what the truth is? He and I do mean he, was the reason we ended up in Iraq. Maybe we should send him over there to fight with the troops. He wouldn't even know which way to point the gun. But, we could send Cheney over with him and Cheney could show him how to point the gun. Of course someone else would have to make sure that the gun is point in the right direction or someone would get hurt.

    May 15, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  24. Imarriedmy sister in Mississippi

    Hes using his finger to check the wind.The stench of his dirty deeds is backing up on old turd blossom.

    May 15, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  25. Marc

    Ray Ray – Before saying anything else about 'libs' (i.e. anyone that doesn't agree with your point of view...) go and check Mississipi Mike's post... it's so ridiculous that it is hilarious. Not even VP Bidden's ten worst phrases combed can be so pathetic!

    May 15, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
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