Subpoenas for Karl Rove, Scott Jennings

Sen. Leahy wants to hear from the White House aides about who drew up the list of U.S. attorneys to be fired.

Published July 26, 2007 5:21PM (EDT)

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced today that his committee will subpoena White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove and White House deputy director of political affairs Scott Jennings.

According to CNN's Political Ticker, Leahy said:

"We've now reached a point where the accumulated evidence shows that political considerations factored into the unprecedented firing of at least nine U.S. attorneys last year. Testimony and documents showed that the list was compiled based on input from the highest political ranks in the White House, including Mr. Rove and Mr. (Scott) Jennings, and today I will subpoena Mr. Rove and Mr. Jennings."

By Julia Dahl

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