Testimony Puts Rove At Center of Justice Firings

@anniepa (27279)
United States
August 12, 2009 5:32pm CST
The House Judiciary Committee has released more than 5,400 pages of White House and Republican National Committee e-mails, along with transcripts of closed-door testimony by Harriet Miers and Karl Rove. Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said the documents reveal that White House political officials were deeply involved in the firing of N.M. U.S. Attorney David Iglesias and other U.S. attorneys. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1181464.html It's interesting that some of the attorneys were fired for prosecutions they WERE doing while Iglesias was fired for what he did NOT do. Harriet Miers testified on June 15 to House Judiciary Committee investigators that Rove was "very agitated" over Iglesias "and wanted something done about it." Do you think there should be "something done about" Rove and possibly other members of the last Administrations use of the Department of Justice for political purposes? Annie
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Aug 09
ok, so rove has some 'splainin to do. He's a republican shill anyways. But the larger thing being missed is, there was no crime committed. Believe me, I'll be the first chomping at the bit when filable charges come up againt that administration, I would love to see the posse commitatus violations looked in to, I would love to see T.A.R.P. looked investigated and those involved prosecuted. But there is simply no prossecutable crime here. U.S. attornys are hired and fired all the time, with and with out advisement, and unless someone can prove there was either blackmail or bribery involved in the firings, there is really nothing that can be done. If I am wrong, than please show me the law and show me how I am wrong, I'm a big boy, I can take it.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I think, at the very least, we're going to discover he committed perjury. Annie
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
13 Aug 09
I think they should be dealt with. They ignored subpoenas, which would get the rest of us thrown in jail, they lied under oath, for which Clinton was halfway impeached, yet they get to walk free and make money saying outrageous things. I don't know about Miers - I don't know enough about her. I kind of think she just got caught up in all of it as a friend of Bush's and once there, she couldn't get out. But, Rove and Cheney - they knew exactly what they were doing (or not doing) and should not be allowed to profit one bit from their arrogance and deceit.
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I think they should be too. It seems quite likely that Rove committed perjury and we all know how much the right hates that crime, don't we? Annie
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Aug 09
Yes - and we all know that they operate more based on perceptions and concensuses than hard facts as well. I read an article today that said when Cheney was speaking to his publisher or publishing agent about his book coming out in 2011 and they asked if he was going to tell all of his "secrets", he said not until the statutes of limitations have passed. What does THAT tell you???
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I heard that too. Statutes of limitations only apply to breaking the law, right? Maybe we really WILL get to see the D1ck in an orange jumpsuit...lol! Annie
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Rove is another one that I wish would just go away. Maybe he could take Palin and Coulter with him. They could have some icky conservative get away bash. I feel that if any member of an adminstration is guilty of a crime than it should be dealt with because the only thing we are doing by not going after them is allowing for it to continue to happen. The next person can just say well under the Smith Administration and the Doe Administration they broke the law and nothing happened so why are you trying to do something to me.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Are you for real???
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Wow after reading your comments we might as well not even have laws we should just be an anarchist nation. I should ask- are you for real?
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I agree, Zeph. Annie
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I don't think they will do anything to Karl Rove, he has too many republican buddies that he helped with their dirty tricks. I believe most people who were paying attention knew that Rove was guilty a long time ago. They used every trick in their bag more than once. Remember when the republicans used the republican dominated Supreme Court to steal the Presidential election from Al Gore. It wouldn't surprise me if Karl Rove had a lot to do with that.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Still tryin' to get those Republican Rascals into orange jumpsuits, eh, Annie? What about Pelosi, Barney Frankfurter, Murtha, Reid? You could send two prison buses up to the congress and then the senate and fill them with Democrats, with all the illicit things they've done. I think it's childish to keep dreaming about a former administration being 'brought to justice'. Just let it go!