January 26th, 2009
06:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Conyers again subpoenas Rove

(CNN) - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued a new subpoena for former Bush adviser Karl Rove Monday.

Rove was subpoenaed by Conyers last year, but refused to testify before Congress, pointing to executive privilege although he was no longer part of the administration.

“I have said many times that I will carry this investigation forward to its conclusion, whether in Congress or in court, and today’s action is an important step along the way,” Conyers said in a statement released Monday. “Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it. After two years of stonewalling, it’s time for him to talk.”

The Michigan congressman is again looking to question Rove over whether the prosecution of former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman, and the firing of the U.S. attorneys, were politically motivated. Rove has denied playing a part in either affair.

Filed under: John Conyers • Karl Rove
soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. Rob

    How about we look into Fannie and Freddie ! There are several of your friends that should be explaining their actions before the people of the United States and begging us for forgiveness.

    January 26, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  2. Alex

    I hope Joe Wilson (or should I say "Plame's husband"?) gets to see his dream of seeing Karl Rove frog-marched in handcuffs come true on national TV sometime in the near future...

    January 26, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  3. CMG

    How sweet to see that face behind bars. However, we all know it won't happen. The laws seemingly don't apply to those in high places. I can't imagine how he can appear so poised on national television. However, if anyone is going to make him feel at home, it is likely FOX....

    January 26, 2009 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  4. Dan

    I don't think that the new executive is going to give rove any privilege.

    January 26, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. hhkeller

    Ditto! Let's throw the crooks in jail!
    These guys annoyed us with their psuedo patriotism and stealing for too long. They are the worst type of Americans. White Mansion Trash.

    January 26, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  6. Bob

    angie in dallas 28 January 26th, 2009 8:46 pm ET
    Rove is a war criminal and a traitor to his own country.

    Angie, I think YOU are a criminal. NOW prove or disprove either, darlin'!

    January 26, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  7. JNorman

    With all the tough times people are being put through, it's nice to see one of the culprits have to answer for some of their deeds.

    January 26, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  8. Eugene

    Karl Rove looking good in orange jumpsuits already.

    January 26, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  9. David Newport, OR

    Everyone knows he is guity...let it go...it will not fix the problems we are facing today and that is more important.

    January 26, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  10. chuck


    January 26, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  11. Shan

    So let me get this right... The President is afraid of a radio host? Really? I don't understand why CNN is posting such nonsense. There is sooooo much going on in the world. Aren't republicans and democrats still Americans? Isn't that what democracy teaches us? That we have a right to choose and still be American? Nonsense. Please stop posting crap and stick to the news. The nation has been divided to long and this type of news will push the nation back 40 years.

    January 26, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  12. Jane

    The democrats are doing a great job of living in the past. Everything has to be investigated wasting my tax dollars. Get over it and get to work making a future for America. Don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror, blaming the past administration, and pointing fingers. Last time I looked the democratic controlled congress had a lower approval rating than Bush. Lets get moving and limit congressional terms so we can get rid of the fat cats in congress that are grinning and collecting a check.

    January 26, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  13. James

    In four years we will be throwing most of this administration under the bus for wasting our tax dollars and being stupid. It looks like the only change happening right now is that Obama is the puppet whose strings are controlled by Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Emmanual, and Clinton. Notice since he has been in office that you always see him with one of those people. Like the old howdy duty show. You do this and I 'll tell you what to do. I'm very disappointed it looks like my president cannot function on his own, I hope I'm wrong but it doesn't look good.

    January 26, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |

    Just may be we will clear up a few of the reasons that bush and his lock step republicans did their best to destroy america. we need more people like conyors. i hope he procutes this to the limit. by the way the land that bush bought in paraguay . that country doesen't have an extradition law with the u.s.a.

    January 26, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  15. Craig in Kansas

    Hold is feet to the fire. He has tortured this country to the extreme. It is time for him to answer for his crimes against America

    January 26, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  16. Alan

    Yawn...I thought we had important issues pressing. Economy, Mid East, Energy. You go congressman, I'm glad someone up there has their priorities straight!!

    January 26, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. Alan

    What is really sad is that most of you blowhards voted for Bush – After all he won twice. But now that it is hip to bash Bush you want to jump on the bandwagon.

    Can you just imagine what would have happened to us if that blooming idiot Gore would have won!!

    Thank God for Bush!!!

    January 26, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  18. Beth

    All this will do is divide American even more. Conyers needs to get over it. It would be ridiculous to persue this, and the majority of Americans do not want this. This would be a great way for the Democrats to lose alot of faith in the American people. Most of us just want to move on. We have much bigger fish to fry. And truth be told, I would be extremely surprised if Obama really wanted to persue this.

    January 26, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  19. Deb loves PA!

    McSame and Caribou Barbie opened the eyes of reasonable, thinking Americans, when they saw for themselves the hate,and the negative "values" so clearly evident in the morally bankrupt ReTHUGlican "leadership".
    McStain and his attack puppy were the best thing to ever happen to the citizens of America!
    It opened the eyes of most Americans, and even those worried about the race factor, realized that there was a lot more to fear from the leaders that were in place, than the amount of pigment in someone's skin....and we kicked the rag tag bunch of neo cons OUT!!!
    Now. it is time that the liars and thieves that made up this administration be held accountable for their actions!
    How can the Republican minority,McStain, a,stand on their feet of clay,and their lying rhetoric and false indignation about the "rights of the American citizens" when it comes to getting some relief from the economic stress, courtesy of the "Grand Ole Party ", yet quickly forget their "principles" when it comes to bringing the creators of this chaos, these law breakers and war criminals to justice??
    Throw the book at that scumbag Rove, Mr. Conyers...then get as many of the rest of them as you can!!
    You LOST!.... angry, far right republicans,because the young people shook off their apathy, and LOOKED at where the country was headed under your direction. The YOUNG people didn't like what they saw, and they voted for change...,and for the guilty to be held accountable.
    When that happens, all of America will have won!

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
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