WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed
former White House adviser Karl Rove as part of its inquiry into
whether the Bush administration politically meddled at the Justice
Accusations of politics governing decisions at the agency led to
the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
The subpoena issued Thursday orders Rove to testify before the
House panel on July 10. He is expected to face questions about the
White House's role in firing nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the
prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama, a Democrat.
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers had negotiated with Rove's
attorneys for more than a year over whether the former top
political adviser to President Bush would testify voluntarily.
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