Rove Spurns Subpoena on US Attorneys
Attorney's response to Conyers' 'ass kicking' invite: No, thanks
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 3:20 PM CDT
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Karl Rove RSVPed in the negative to the subpoena the House Judiciary Committee issued yesterday, Politico reports. His lawyer said Rove wants none of what committee chair John Conyers has promised to dole out. Citing Conyers' promise of an "ass kicking," Robert Luskin said he's not “the least bit confused about the Committee’s motives and intentions.”

Rove also received—and ignored—a Senate Judiciary Committee subpoena in August, Dan Froomkin writes in the Washington Post, but Conyers appears more willing to follow up. His opening salvo: "Though he does not seem the least bit hesitant to discuss these very issues weekly on cable television and in the print news media, Mr. Rove and his attorney have apparently concluded that a public hearing room would not be appropriate."