So, three subpoenas later, word is Karl Rove will testify. He’ll do it in front of the House Judiciary Committee and risking penalty of perjury. The event will be transcribed. The committee reserves the right to have public testimony. Harriet Miers will be in the hot seat, too.
Chairman Conyers issued the following statement at the judiciary website:
I have long said that I would see this matter through to the end and am encouraged that we have finally broken through the Bush Administration’s claims of absolute immunity. This is a victory for the separation of powers and congressional oversight. It is also a vindication of the search for truth. I am determined to have it known whether U.S. Attorneys in the Department of Justice were fired for political reasons, and if so, by whom.”
And if the agreement is breached, the committee can resume the litigation.