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Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify.

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 04:59 PM
Just another day in the land of the free?

Bush signs off on a new law giving the government virtually unchecked power to intercept your international e-mails and telephone calls.

Bush readies pen; Relishes signing wiretap bill WASHINGTON (AP), Thursday, July 10, 2008

The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit against the administration.

ACLU Sues Over Unconstitutional Dragnet Wiretapping Law ACLU, Thursday, July 10, 2008

A judge sets a precedent on internet privacy by ordering YouTube to hand over records of every video you and everyone else ever watched, when you watched them and how many times.

Privacy protections disappear with a judge's order NEW YORK (AP), Thursday, July 10, 2008

Former Environmental Protection Agency official says Dick Cheney's office interfered directly with information about the threats posed to humankind by climate change.

New evidence shows the extent to which the White House censored scientific reports on the dangers of global warming The Guardian, Thursday July 10, 2008

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 testify.

Rove ignores committee's subpoena, refuses to testify CNN, Thursday July 10, 2008

"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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[edit on 10-7-2008 by EvilAxis]

posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 05:23 AM
But Rove offered them a deal. Him alone in a room with dimmed lights, no recordings or oaths, with one or two Republican Senators. Isn't that good enough for the Dems?

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 12:47 PM
And no response from anyone? Rove IGNORES the Law and nothing? If Clinton or some other Dem had done this the GOP would be out in the streets rioting.

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 12:50 PM

Originally posted by Krieger
Rove IGNORES the Law and nothing?

Thats what criminals do. Im not surprised.

posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:29 PM
Seems are several threads relating to this that have gained some traction (in chronological order):

Encouraging post from March: Students attempt Citizens Arrest on Rove!

5th July: House Judiciary committee: Rove is not immune from testifying

10th July: Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify

11th July: Rove refuses subpoena, leaves country

11th July: Rove Contempt Vote Not To Come Until Later This Month

Very low key media coverage of this remarkable story.
But then I had to come to ATS to learn that a District Court in California has ruled that President George W. Bush is a felon

(Actually I'd already figured Bush was a felon)

[edit on 12-7-2008 by EvilAxis]

posted on May, 19 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Rove is now interviewed (behind closed doors) for four hours by a federal prosecutor. Is this criminal finally going to be subpoenaed?

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