May 15th, 2009
09:20 AM ET
12 years ago

Prosecutor to question Karl Rove on Friday

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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.

Filed under: Karl Rove • U.S. attorney firings
soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. Larry from RI

    The chicken-hawks are coming home to roost!

    What's your best guess on how many times he "doesn't recall", "misspoke or "pleads the fifth"?

    May 14, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  2. Bob Stephens

    They should throw this war criminal in jail for the rest of his life

    May 14, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  3. open your eyes

    Karl Rove:The face of deception, corruption, egoism, and insensitivity the face of Fix news and the architect of a unsuccessful administration!

    May 14, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  4. Greg

    It would be so nice to see Karl Rove in an Orange suit. Dick Cheney would look pretty good too.

    May 14, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  5. MK

    Under oath? I am sure he will tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, wink wink. Disgusting turdblossom.

    May 14, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  6. tess

    the biggest mistake bush made was when he came to office he didn't completely clean out EVERY clinton appointee! i said from the beginning that he made a terrible mistake keeping any democrat and that they would be after him until they destroyed him – the media fails to report that clinton fired every single one of his predecessors appointees so he could get away with all the vile acts he and his wife and administration commited! what a bunch of lying, despicable fools who are covered by the lying, despicable media!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  7. Squigman

    Carl, can direct the attention of the ignorant masses all he wants. The fact remains, he can never claim to be a man.

    May 14, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. Change that you cannot trust

    Obama is a loose cannon -- he needs to wake up before he bankrupts this country

    May 14, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  9. MCD, San Francisco, CA

    Yes, the only way to get the truth is waterboarding or some other form of torture.

    May 14, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  10. Hopeful Optimist

    Careful with Rove. He's one of those clever ChickenHawks!!!

    May 14, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  11. m smith

    Gee do you think they were influnced by political considerations???? The whole repo party as been cooupt for the last 8 years. It just gets better and better. Maybe Rush can help him out.

    May 14, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  12. Craig Nazor

    Judging by the Republican definition of "torture," what do you suppose Rove means by "cooperate fully?"

    May 14, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  13. Susan

    Will he actually show up this time? And can she ask him about other nefarious activities he orchestrated, or just the judges? Maybe there IS light at the end of the tunnel.

    May 14, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  14. Ryan

    Is he going to be under oath or is this one of those fake questionings?

    May 14, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  15. john

    this clown belongs in jail!

    May 14, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  16. Doc

    I suspect that Dannehy, not being a Bush admin lackey, has been building a substantial case and after hurtling some obstacles set up by Mulkasey and other Bush sympathizers in the DoJ, she is loaded for bear. I dont think Rove's game will be quite up to hers and he is in for a surprise. His normal cycle of obfuscation and blaming others will not fly in the face of a impartial and strong advocate of the government. It's his time to take it ......where the sun doesnt shine.

    May 14, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  17. jim carroll

    Karl Rove is just a dumb Republican. He needs to spend some time in jail.

    May 14, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  18. Ruty

    I'll bet Rove will NOT tell the truth. He's a liar just like Bush and Cheney.

    May 14, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  19. Jason

    "sure, I'll swear on a bible," said the man with no soul...

    May 14, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  20. Sam

    It is sad that this is the only thing that he is questioned for
    He belongs to jail for sure

    May 15, 2009 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  21. gypsyz

    Rove is (hopefully) the first domino. Here's hoping (fingers crossed).

    May 15, 2009 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  22. jq-public

    If not from Rove, where else would a coordinated effort to put partisans in judicial positions come from?

    May 15, 2009 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  23. jq-public

    If not from Rove, where else would a coordinated effort to put partisans in judicial positions come from?

    May 15, 2009 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  24. sean

    Yes karl its yr turn to be on the hot seat and i hope u get what you is coming to u! take g.w bush dick cheney

    May 15, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  25. sms29s

    This is really fun to watch.

    May 15, 2009 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
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