Rove talks to prosecutor about U.S. attorney firings

After a long fight over executive privilege, the former Bush advisor finally cooperated with an investigation into the firings.

By Alex Koppelman
Published May 15, 2009 5:10PM (EDT)

It took quite a while, but Karl Rove has finally spoken with a special prosecutor investigating the Bush administration's firing of a number of U.S. attorneys. Rove met with Nora Dannehy at the office of his lawyer, Robert Luskin, on Friday.

Dannehy was appointed to investigate the firings by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey after a Justice Department inquiry ended by recommending a criminal probe in order to get at gaps in its findings created by Bush advisors' refusals to cooperate.

Rove, along with former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, has also agreed to be interviewed by the House Judiciary Committee, which is conducting its own investigation. The two had previously cited former President Bush's declaration of executive privilege in fighting the committee's subpoenas.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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