[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/14/art.rovehand0514.gi.jpg caption="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
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.