Rove to be interviewed about firings

Washington Post / May 15, 2009
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WASHINGTON - Karl Rove will be interviewed today as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of US attorneys during the presidency of George W. Bush, according to two sources who are familiar with the appointment.

Rove, a former senior aide to Bush, will be questioned by Connecticut prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who was named last September to examine whether former Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006.

Dannehy has in recent weeks interviewed other government aides, including former White House political deputies Scott Jennings and Sara Taylor.

Dannehy also has reached out to representatives of former Republican senator Pete Domenici and his chief of staff, Steve Bell, in an effort to determine whether US Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico was removed improperly.