Karl Rove has been the Teflon presidential adviser, so far avoiding a contempt of Congress charge and dodging subpoenas by arguing that former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify to Congress. Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued another subpoena, demanding that Rove testify under oath on Feb. 2 about the firing of US attorneys in the Bush Justice Department.
Conyers says this time things are different. He argued that the "absolute immunity" position:
has been rejected by US District Judge John Bates and President Obama has previously dismissed the claim as "completely misguided". . . Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it. After two years of stonewalling, it's time for him to talk.
Do you agree that it's time for Rove to give a deposition? No matter what you think, it should be interesting to see whether or not President Obama supports Rove's executive privilege claim.