Karl Rove Rove ignores subpoena and refuses to testify at a congressional hearing on allegations that he helped politicise the US Justice Department.
White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers have already been held in contempt by the committee for failure to
"Although he does not seem the least bit hesitant to discuss these very issues weekly on cable television and in the print news media, Mr. Rove
and his attorney have apparently concluded that a public hearing room would not be appropriate. Unfortunately, I have no choice today but to compel
his testimony on these very important matters." - Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. John Conyers
The decision on whether he should be cited for contempt will be made by the full Judiciary Committee and, ultimately, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Anyone who knows Pelosi's record will not be expecting the arrest of Rove any time soon.
To be fair to him, Rove has offered to speak to them informally and in private and his former colleague and White House Press Secretary Scott
McClellan can vouch for his dishonesty.
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