McClatchy reports Hey, wha’d’ ya know? Karl Rove played key role in firing U.S. attorneys, after all. “Karl Rove and other top officials in the George W. Bush White House were deeply involved in pushing for the ouster of several U.S. attorneys… according to testimony and e-mails that the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee released Tuesday.”
“Sworn testimony from former White House Counsel Harriet Miers revealed that Rove considered former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico a ‘serious problem’ and ‘wanted something done about it'”.
“Miers’ testimony and e-mails between White House officials contradict Rove’s assertion that he was merely a passive ‘conduit'”.
The NY Times, of course, won’t say that he lied (he did), but do report Rove played a key role. The released records “offer a detailed portrait of a nearly two-year effort, from early 2005 to 2007, by senior White House officials, including Mr. Rove, to dismiss some prosecutors for what appear to be political reasons.”
Four at Four continues with an update from Afghanistan, Iraqi immigrants struggling to make a life in America, and America’s torture architects.