Thursday, March 05, 2009

At Last Rove Has The Opportunity To Clear His Name

For Immediate Release
March 04, 2009

WASHINGTON (DC) – In an agreement reached today between the former Bush administration and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in transcribed depositions under penalty of perjury. The committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove and Miers. It was agreed that invocations of official privileges would be significantly limited.

In addition, if the committee uncovers information necessitating his testimony, the committee will also have the right to depose William Kelley, a former White House lawyer who played a role in the U.S. attorney firings.

The committee will also receive Bush White House documents relevant to this inquiry. Under the agreement, the landmark ruling by Judge John Bates rejecting key Bush White House claims of executive immunity and privilege will be preserved. If the agreement is breached, the committee can resume the litigation.

'Bout time too! Rove and Miers have been living with the cloud of treason hanging over their heads long enough. Their voices will at last be heard! Too many people (me, for example) have assumed that their silence meant they were hiding crimes. This oughtta clear that up once and for all.

Snark aside, Rove can talk his way around anything so I wouldn't worry about him. Miers, on the other hand, I'm not so sure. She's a Gonzalez-caliber mind and if anyone winds up taking the fall for the whole administration, I bet its her. And Scooter, of course. Dear old unpardoned Scooter.

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