Justice Dept. to Congress: Talk to Karl

The Justice Department has a simple message for Congress: If you want Karl Rove's emails, talk to Rove.

The boys at Justice say they can only find two of the missives that some say will prove Rove was up to his keister in the scandal over politically-motivated firings of U.S. attorneys.

Reports CNN :

The Justice Department on Wednesday told an angry Senate Judiciary Committee chairman it does not have documents described in a subpoena that demands all materials relating to Karl Rove's possible involvement in the U.S. attorney firings.

Instead, it said, Rove's lawyer must have them. Rove is the chief political adviser for President Bush.

The response from a top Justice Department official came just hours after the chairman, Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy and the panel's top Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, chastised Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in a letter for ignoring the subpoena's Tuesday deadline.

"You ignored the subpoena, did not come forward today, did not produce the documents, and did not even offer an explanation for your noncompliance," the two senators wrote in the letter, sent Tuesday night.

"The committee intends to get to the truth."

A top Justice Department official responded Wednesday, saying a further Justice Department search yielded only two documents — internal communications sent to Rove and others about a planned news conference in New Mexico by dismissed U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.

The newly released memo shows that Rove aide Scott Jennings was concerned about allegations Iglesias was politically pressured to resign.

Jennings told Rove and others he doubted "they can make an allegation such as this go away so easily."


  1. JudyB

    How does a deadline for complying with a subpoena
    apply to anyone closely connected with GWB ???
    Folks, we’re talking about an administration that pays no attention to existing laws, rules, or regulations when it applies to any of their own. Bush and his buddies have absolutely no reason to fear of any consequenses that applies to any of us law abiding, tax paying, citizens because they know they will be covered by the teflon provided by the hubris, dishonest man who currently holds title as President..or as I choose to call him..Americas’ own “Dictator”.

    For anyone to believe that talking to Rove, Cheney, (or any other of Bushs’ people) will
    yield to any honesty, I say wake up..this would be laughable if it was’t such a deadly serious matter effecting all of us.

  2. Stoney13

    Scooter got busted flinging bullshit! Karl Rove’s right hand man! The almighty “Knower of Things”, and “Keeper of Secrets!! Caught with his forked tongue wagging in six different directions! What does Bush and Company do? Under the bus he goes!!! Every time some half-baked scheme the “Dimpled Darling of the Desperately Deluded” and his “Brain” go awry, you can be assured that large diesel-powered vehicles of mass conveyance will be employed in a murderous fashion!

    “Helluvajob Brownie”? Street pizza!!! Same with Rumsfeld! John Ashcroft? Won’t play ball, and let “King George the Dim” commit blatant felonies? Can’t sing? Got beat in an Missouri election by a DEAD Democrat? Under the bus with him!

    All the Federal attorneys that didn’t ascribe to being “Loyal Bushies”, (whatever the Hell THAT might be!)? Under the bus!

    Kyle Sampson plans to testify before Congress? UNDER OATH, NO LESS!!! Yep! Under the bus!

    Alberto Gonzales? Looks like Jerry Lewis on acid? Don’t delete emails? Leaves all manner of inconvenient correspondences, to be found by inconvenient people, at times of great inconvenience? Not yet! Still need him! Still has to have more of Bush and Company’s shady shit stacked on his head! Then it’s under the bus!

    Scott Jennings? Well! Guess he’s the next in line! Of course there will be drug forth all manner of unseemly deeds and laid at the doomed man’s feet! After all! The most dangerous thing you can say before Congress these days is the TRUTH! Just try it, and the next thing you hear is the blast of the air-horn and the rattle of the diesel!

    Kinda makes you wonder where they’re getting all these buses! Kinda makes you wonder how many more will get thrown under them before somebody gets smart, and drops the dime on the whole bunch? What we need is another “Deep throat

    Stoney Browning

  3. gene

    So whats new? I have seen more criminal arrogance/behavior in the last few weeks than I have in the 60 years I have been on this now (God forsaken) planet.

  4. Rich Farris

    I’m irritated and amazed that almost nobody is discussing motive. The motive for all of this nonsense is the 2008 election. Rove has been rigging elections by going after voters of color. That’s what most of these firings are all about. He did it in Florida and Ohio, and now he’s doing it on a more grand scale, and so far, getting away with it still. Talk about high crimes, this is crime of the highest order.

  5. Gloria Bryant

    Maybe the Justice(?) Dept should talk to Senator Leahy’s teenage neighbor. Any expert hacker should be able to find those missing emails, because as we have seen before, nothing really disappears from cyberspace, it just keeps wandering around and around.

  6. gene

    I never would have believed that real life could become so grossly entertaining. Going to have to stock-up on popcorn, don’t think this show(horror comedy) is going to end anytime soon.

    Could I borrow some butter for my popcorn?