Senate Sends Rove Subpoena

Adviser called over role in attorney firings as Dems urge perjury charges for AG
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2007 2:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed presidential strategist Karl Rove today, over his role in the 2006 US attorney firings. Chairman Patrick Leahy said he’d “exhausted every avenue seeking the voluntary cooperation" of Bush's Brain, and was left no option but to force him to appear.

Four members of the committee also formally requested a special counsel to investigate whether Alberto Gonzales perjured himself in comments about the president’s wiretapping program. “It has become apparent that the attorney general has provided at a minimum half-truths and misleading statements," the request to the solicitor general read.