Rove, Miers to testify in prosecutor firings

ABC News

03/04/09

Former top Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers agreed Wednesday to testify before Congress under oath about the firings of U.S. attorneys, a controversy involving allegations of political interference that grew into a constitutional standoff between two branches of government. The Bush White House had fought attempts to force Rove and Miers to testify, and the agreement — steered by aides to President Barack Obama — ended that dispute...

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Conyers Cuts a Deal With Rove, Miers

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "The House Judiciary Committee cut a deal with lawyers for George W. Bush that will see his former aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testify in Congress's long-running investigation into the firings of nine US attorneys in December 2006. But their testimony, at least for the time being, will not be conducted publicly. Democrats in Congress have been seeking testimony from Miers and Rove about the Bush administration's firing of nine US attorneys in 2006. To stymie the investigation, Bush barred the witnesses from cooperating and asserted a broad claim of executive privilege."

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