Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Rove was deposed today

The Politico,
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove was deposed Tuesday by attorneys for the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the panel’s chairman.

Rove’s deposition began at 10 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m, with several breaks, Conyers said.

Conyers would not comment on what Rove told congressional investigators, what the next step in the long-running Judiciary Committee investigation would be or whether Rove would face additional questioning.
I'll be surprised if anything comes of this testimony but it's important for at least two reasons. One, the power of Congress to conduct investigations and take sworn testimony; and two, the historical record.

Ours is a democracy and it is important to our future survival that history record exactly what took place in the last 8 years. Not looking back makes President Obama's job easier, but it is not good for the country. We need to know even the gory details.

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