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The House Judiciary Committee Web-published thousands of pages of documents on Tuesday, including over 700 pages of transcripts of on-the-record interviews with Karl Rove and Harriet Miers regarding the Bush-era U.S. Attorney firings and the politicization of the Department of Justice.
Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) said he is forwarding the documents to federal prosecutors.
According to the committee, the materials -- including over 5,400 pages of Bush White House and Republican National Committee emails -- show that Bush White House officials were deeply involved in the US Attorn
Reporting from Washington -- Karl Rove and other officials in George W. Bush's White House played an active role in the firing of the top federal prosecutor in New Mexico, according to documents released Tuesday that also show Bush political aides tried to influence Justice Department officials on other matters.
The e-mails and interview transcripts made public by the House Judiciary Committee show Rove and other White House aides paying particular attention to complaints from Republican officials in New Mexico that U.S. Atty. David C. Iglesias had failed to help their election...
]According to the committee, the materials -- including over 5,400 pages of Bush White House and Republican National Committee emails -- show that Bush White House officials were deeply involved in the US Attorney firings and that the administration then attempted to cover up that fact.
Former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove says House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers' two-and-a-half year investigation of the Bush administration's firing of several U.S. attorneys has "failed to produce a shred of evidence" to support Conyers' accusation that Rove was behind the purge.
"There is absolutely no evidence of that whatsoever," Rove told me Tuesday. "They failed to produce a shred of evidence for their arguments."