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Now It’s Getting Interesting: Karl Rove Scheduled to Answer Questions in Criminal Probe into U.S. Atty Firings

Karl Rove

Karl Rove

Karl Rove, who surely had his hand in shaping much of the Bush administration’s business and ideology, can shed some light on the controversial U.S. Atty. firings if he wants to. But that’s the real question: Does he want to? A frequent commentator on Fox News, we’ll see if  he can be  fair and balanced when it comes to answering these questions.

By Carrie Johnson
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Former top White House official Karl Rove will be interviewed tomorrow as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush administration, according to two sources familiar with the appointment.

Rove has remained in the news as a commentator and political analyst since departing the White House. In an essay in today’s Wall Street Journal, he criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), arguing that she may have misled the public about her knowledge of detainee interrogation tactics that critics assert are torture.

As a senior adviser to President George W. Bush, Rove emerged at the center of numerous policy and political debates. He will be questioned tomorrow by Connecticut prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy, who was named last year to examine whether any former senior Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006.

Robert D. Luskin, a lawyer for Rove, declined comment this afternoon on the imminent interview. So did Tom Carson, a spokesman for Dannehy.

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