Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rove Will Talk?

Murray Waas reports at TPM that Karl Rove will break his Garbo-like silence about the U.S. attorneys firings and his role in the indictment and conviction of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.

Rove previously refused to cooperate with an earlier Justice Department inquiry into the firings. The Justice Department’s Inspector General and its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) said in a report released last September detailing their earlier probe of the firings of the U.S. attorneys that their investigation was severely “hindered” by the refusal by Rove and other senior Bush administration officials to cooperate with the probe.

Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, said that Rove, however, will cooperate with a federal criminal probe of the firings being led by Nora Dannehy, the Acting U.S. Attorney for Connecticut who was selected by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey to lead the investigation. Dannehy has recently empaneled a federal grand jury to hear evidence in the matter.

I echo David Kurtz’s skepticism; I’ll believe it when I see it.