First, read throughKarl Rove's stunningly cocky op-ed in the
Wall Street Journal--
--then read this important xpose' by Larisa
It's important to all those of us who care about, like, justice,
and the truth. That may not be enough to interest AG Holder, but it should push us to keep
pushing him, and Obama, to pay attention.
reveals he had inside information about probe
BY LARISA ALEXANDROVNA
Lawyer declines to say how he found out accuser didn't talk to
Karl Rove's latest
attempt to proclaim his innocence and demand apologies from those who
have accused him of being behind the prosecution of former Alabama
Governor Don Siegelman may backfire if it turns out that Rove was
improperly receiving inside information after leaving his position as
Deputy White House Chief of Staff.
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"For more than two
writes in the
Wall Street Journal, "House Judiciary Committee Democrats and
the New York Times editorial board have argued that I
personally arranged for Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman to be prosecuted in
2004 for corruption and ordered the removal of eight U.S. attorneys in
2006 for failing to investigate Democrats. The Washington Post
editorial board also echoed this last charge. The Times and
the Post have published a combined 18 editorials on these
issues, which were also catnip to House Judiciary Committee
Rove then goes on to attack Dana Jill Simpson, an Alabama Republican
lawyer turned whistleblower who has linked him to the Siegelman
prosecution. In doing so, however, he raises serious questions of
impropriety by revealing that he has received confidential information
from both the House Judiciary Committee and the Department of
professor and legal contributor to Harper's Magazine, Scott Horton,
who has been investigating the matter, confirms part of Duncan's
that Simpson failed to cooperate with the DOJ investigation is
untruthful - and this is a point I have studied," Horton wrote in
an email to Raw Story.
"In fact what
happened was this: DOJ investigators contacted Simpson's attorney
and asked her whether Simpson had any information to share beyond her
testimony and the documents she produced to Congress. She said "no."
That was the end of it. Simpson was entirely willing to meet and
discuss the matter with the investigators - unlike Rove. And also
unlike Rove, she had already testified and been crossexamined under
oath and had produced her documents, so it was not really
Lisa Howard of OPR
did not return calls for comment.
Rove's claims of an inside
source at the House Judiciary Committee<snip>
"But this shows
just what I expected," Horton continues, "namely that Rove was
communicating with G.O.P. staffers throughout the process to get
information about the investigation - a process that violated his
understanding with the Committee. Just as he violated his agreement by
giving "exclusive" interviews to the NY Times and Washington Post
before the process was completed. What this shows is two-fold: Rove
isn't bothered in the slightest by breaking his agreements, and Rove
is the master of the half-truth and the outright lie."
Requests for comment
to the House Judiciary Committee were not immediately
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