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As of Tuesday more than 87 thousand people have signed a petition asking the Judiciary Committee to hold Karl Rove in comtempt for ignoring a House subpoena and to send him to jail. Above former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman mentions the Send Karl Rove to Jail dot com site and his own, http://ContemptforRove.com .
Rove’s attorney Robert Luskin asserted executive privilege as an excuse to ignore Congress; however, President Bush has not invoked the privilege. And why would he since that would be an admission that the President sought advice on the politicization of the Department of Justice. Furthermore, Rep. Linda Sanchez of the House Judiciary says absolute immunity only applies to current executive aides.
Siegelman is not alone in alleging political hit jobs.
Here’s ousted U.S. Attorney David Iglesias discussing Rove dodging the House subpoena (starts 3:30 in) to avoid indictment:
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