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is karl rove above the law?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/10/rove.subpoena/

if he's not guilty then why not at least appear and testify? why wouldn't he want to tell his side of the story? do you think this is fair?

 
heatherama

Asked by heatherama at 10:46 PM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You really need to read this


     


    He's not going for the same reason Henry Kissinger, Janet Reno, and plenty of others didn't go - they don't have to, and they have the right to go before the court and let them decide what information the committee is allowed to hear.  This is step one of three.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:16 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • He says hes not guilty then why wont he show up for court? I think they need to put him in jail until the next court date so he will show up.
    pinkanfgrl

    Answer by pinkanfgrl at 10:49 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • if he fails to show for this subpeona that's exactly what could happen.
    i doubt it will actually happen, though. unfortunately i think rove is above the law. he shouldn't be, but apparently he is.

    these proceedings began in may, for pete's sake!
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • hopefully w/o his buddy Bush in office they will see he isnt above the all anymore.
    pinkanfgrl

    Answer by pinkanfgrl at 10:52 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • He says hes not guilty then why wont he show up for court?

    It's not court, it's a congressional committee, and he's not the first and will hardly be the last to refuse. This isn't some special Rove's above the law exception.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:57 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • It's all about separation of power. It's just a congressional committee, not a court of law. I don't blame him for not participating in their futile fishing expedition? Don't they have a few more trillion of our money they can waste or something?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • It's not the law, it's Congress!!
    MojitoMama

    Answer by MojitoMama at 11:03 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • so because it's just a congressional committee he shouldn't have to appear, even when subpoenaed?
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 11:07 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • The question was "is he above the law"? Congress subpoenaed him, not a court of law!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • If hes not guilty then why not go and anwser ?'s they have for him.. thats fishy to me
    pinkanfgrl

    Answer by pinkanfgrl at 11:10 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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