Breaking! Karl Rove WILL testify before Congress (Maybe?).
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.
So, here we go again, Rove is reportedly going to 'finally' appear before Congress and answer questions. Whenever he doesn't invoke those so-called 'limited official privileges', that is.
Give me a break. This is just giving Congress a chance to lecture Karl Rove in public. They get to call him everything but a white guy and he can't do anything about it but.....write a book about the whole things later.
Whoa wait a minute....
"The Committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove and Miers."
Do you mean to tell me that Karl Rove will be testifying behind closed doors? Just like Bush and Cheney did with the 911 Commission?