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Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify


news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON - Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he tried to influence the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama.
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Rep. Linda Sanchez, chairman of the House subcommittee that called Rove, ruled with backing from fellow Democrats on the panel that Rove's claim of immunity was invalid — perhaps the first step toward holding him in contempt for refusing to cooperate.
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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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These Bush Crony Neo-cons are something else. They just rewrite the rules as the go along and don't think any apply to them. So why haven't Rove, Bush, Cheney, Rice,Rumsfield been arrested and tried yet?

So what do you say America, time we started getting out there with picket signs yet?

news.yahoo.com
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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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He had been scheduled to appear at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday morning. A placard with his name sat in front of an empty chair at the witness table, with a handful of protesters sitting behind it calling for Rove to be arrested.


Didn't you know that Bush, Cheney and Rove are above the law? I'm not the least bit surprised that he refused to show up and testify.

In my honest opinion, Rove's arrogance in this matter is a prime example as to why this nation is fed up with the current administration. His actions, or lack of in this case, do nothing to further the Republican cause.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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I look at Rove like 'Piggy' in the Lord of the Flies. He and the entire presidential administration feel they are beyond reproach.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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I personally feel that he will be jailed soon, or we can hope that there is still some sort of justice here in America.

Contempt of Congress is a serious charge.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:30 AM
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There is no chance of jail for any of them. There will be a presidential pardon waiting for them if ever prosecuted. What they know will go down with them. I am sure that they know this and will not open their mouth. So why not be arrogant and tell congress to kiss off? It is truly sad times that we live in.


respectfully

reluctantpawn



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:34 AM
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I would like nothing else than for these members of the organized crime syndicate called the Bush administration to go to prison, but to be honest I don't think congress can send someone to jail.I think it must be accepted by the judicial system as an actual crime committed.Since King "coc aine snorting" Bush has filled the judicial system with his lap dogs;I highly doubt anything will come of any of this until he is out of office.Then he may be living in Paraguay by that time.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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if anyone in the USA ignores a subpoena then they get arrested and dragged in front of teh judge


rove will be sitting on a beach , drinking pina colada, earning 20%



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:40 AM
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"Allegedly" some of Rove's handy-work for those who haven't heard of former Alabama Governor Don Seigelman (from CBS): Did Ex-Alabama Governor Get A Raw Deal?

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That's why Bush needs to be impeached. Most people don't get it, so what if he's close to the end of his term? If he(and Cheney) are impeached he can't pardon people at the end of it then can he?

[edit on 10-7-2008 by Shakesbeer]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Mr Rove is more than just some lackey in Bush's administration. He is one of the masterminds of the "New American Century" and the neocon agenda.

In neocon circles he is a legend and will be protected like a national treasure.

If you think the law retroactively changed to immunize the telecomms was outrageous, you ain't seen nothing yet!



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 11:49 AM
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I am not sure but even with impeachment the president can still pardon. He will have to be removed from office after congressional conviction. I don't think we would have enough time for the circus that come about if that were to happen. I would also assume the pardons would already be signed and sitting on the Oval Office desks for the next in line to give out. Do you think that Obama would not cave to the pressure from those in real power to hand them out?

respectfully

reluctantpawn



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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When reading the online news coverage thru the Houston Chronicle and a few others sites, it's occurred to me why PBS, CSPAN and the History Channel are needed. The amount of rubbish is astonishing in the political media.

Its nearly impossible for the average Joe to see thru the cover ups and lies.

I highly recommend viewing the history of Iraq on the History Channel for a more accurate accounting of why and how long Dick Cheney and Coni Rice have been involved in taking down Iran.

As I said years ago online, the only reason the USA is in Iraq is because something got left behind during the 1990 attack. Don't know if it was counterfeit printing presses, drugs or porn.

There's absolutely no way Carl Rove can black mail his way out of this.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:11 PM
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I actually have been wondering what will happen after this administration leaves because yes, I'm sure there are going to be many home and abroad who like to prosecute the Neo-con Mafia. That will be a sticky situation too as what will Obama do if they ask him that? We know McCain's answer would be to bomb whatever country suggests that, but Obama?

I would like to think that some form of justice will be handed down to these guys. I'm sure if anything does actually happen, it won't be extreme enough for some, but at this point even getting them to pay a $100 parking ticket for illegally parked tanks & humvees in Iraq wouldn't be likely.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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Any resistance to the war dogs will be met with dispatch with great impunity.
A librarian got thrown out of a McCain fundraiser for wearing a 'McCain=Bush' t shirt.

You aint seen nothin' yet. Ba ba baby you just aint seen nothin' yet. Here's somethin' here's somethin' you never gonna forget

Ba ba baby you aint seen nothin' yet.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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I think Dennis Leary's song A*hole describes the Neo-cons the best



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by Shakesbeer
I think Dennis Leary's song A*hole describes the Neo-cons the best


Oh, just wait for their supporters to flood this thread with the typical "liberal witch hunt" responses.

Frankly I'm surprised there isn't a shooting war between liberals and cons by now. I support the Supreme Court's gun ruling--it means I can defend myself when they lose the political war and start getting trigger-happy.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 01:57 PM
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Actually, I think he wants to be arrested.

Follow me here.

If he does testify in front of congress it will open up a whole can of worms that no one (in power) wants. If he is simply arrested for refusing to testify he can wait it out in a nice comfy 5-star cell until his buddy Bush pardons him.

The alternatives aren't nearly as simple. If he does testify, he might cause others to go to jail or the hearing could drag out beyond the next election. By the time he serves time (if he does) he could be under a democratic president and then where will he get his pardon from? Even if the next president does plan on pardoning him it won't be until his last year in office in 2012.

Why spend 4 years in jail when you could spend only a few months if you just force them into jailing you now?

Jon



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Hey! I resemble that remark! I am conservative in most ways, but I cannot abide by what is being done to this country by those in charge. You may be surprised at how many others are like me. I cannot say that our current "regime" follows what most would say are conservative issues.
most conservatives that I know are fro fiscal responsibility and less government . That is not what we are getting from those in charge of our government today.

respectfully

reluctantpawn



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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The article stated its up to Pelosi to pursue contempt charges against Rove. That should provide an interesting twist to the events that are to follow.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 02:43 PM
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Perhaps in the States it is simply time for citizen's arrest of those like Rove...

Does that part of English Common Law make it into U.S. civil law? I think so. (I just like the idea of a someone engaging in the citizen's arrest of Karl Rove.)




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