In my office, CNN is blasting the news that Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have agreed to testify before Congress, under oath, about the Bush Administration’s firing of US Attorneys.
Both will give depositions to investigators from the committee, and claims of privilege will be “significantly limited,” according to a statement from the committee. Rove and Miers had been resisting congressional subpoenas about the matter, but a federal judge in Washington ruled that the former Bush administration officials had no grounds to invoke executive privilege in the case.
This is, in short, very good news.
People For has been pushing for some time to make Bush Administration officials testify about the politicization of the Department of Justice. (Click here to see pictures of yours truly delivering your “Hold Rove in Contempt” petitions to Rep. Linda Sanchez.)
Getting Rove and Miers to testify is a big step towards exposing the actions of the Bush Administration, but there’s plenty more to do. Be sure to join our Campaign to Restore Justice and be sure to sign the three point petition.