Rove Tight-Lipped After Grilling Over Attorney Firings

Bush aide cooperated with prosecutor: lawyer
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 3:04 PM CDT
Former White House aide Karl Rove gestures as he leaves the law offices in Washington, Friday, May 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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(Newser) – Karl Rove stayed mum as he left an interview with a special prosecutor today about the firing of US attorneys during the Bush administration, the AP reports. Nora Dannehy questioned the former White House aide at his lawyer’s office; she left after about 4 hours. Rove’s attorney said his client cooperated and did his best to answer Dannehy’s questions.

Rove is expected to testify about the firings again in the next few weeks when the House Judiciary Committee begins its own probe, Politico adds. Former White House counsel Harriet Miers is also slated to take the stand.