Rove To Be Questioned Over Fired U.S. Attorneys

Since no one is above the law, the Justice Dept. will probably have look into Bill Clinton's firing of EVERY U.S. Attorney in 1993

CNN Video from March 1993

Janet Reno want to build a team, and it looks like Bush and Reagan holdovers didn't make the cut...

Justice Department To Decide If Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against Bush Administration Officials
Former top Bush White House aide Karl Rove, who has said he will cooperate with an investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys, is scheduled to be interviewed by a special prosecutor, a lawyer familiar with the probe says. The investigation is being conducted by a special prosecutor into whether Bush administration officials or congressional Republicans should face criminal charges in the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.

An attorney told The Associated Press that Rove will be questioned on Friday by the special prosecutor, Nora Dannehy. The attorney, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to talk to the media about the case. Rove's attorney Robert Luskin declined to comment on the timing of the interview.

Rove and other Republican officials refused to be interviewed in an earlier Justice Department inquiry, which concluded that despite Bush administration denials, political considerations played a part in the firings of as many as four prosecutors.

U.S. attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president, but cannot be fired for improper reasons. Bush administration officials at first claimed the attorneys were let go because of poor performance. The internal Justice Department investigation recommended a criminal inquiry, saying the lack of cooperation by Rove and other senior administration officials left gaps in their findings that should be investigated further.

Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers also have agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee under oath about the firings in closed depositions. President George W. Bush had fought attempts to force them to testify.