- The Washington Times - Friday, May 15, 2009


Former Bush adviser Karl Rove met for nearly four hours Friday with a special prosecutor investigating the 2006 firings of several U.S. Attorneys but neither would comment about their discussions.

The meetings were held at the District offices of Mr. Rove’s lawyer, Robert Luskin. Mr. Luskin also declined to comment on the details of his client’s meeting with special prosecutor Nora Dannehy, saying only: “Mr. Rove has consistently stated that he would cooperate fully and voluntarily with Miss Dannehy’s investigation.”

After the meeting, a spokeswoman for Mr. Luskin said the interview “went well.”

Ms. Dannehy, the acting U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, is investigating whether any Justice Department, White House or congressional official broke any laws as part of the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys. The firings led to the resignations of several top Justice Department officials, including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed Miss Dannehy to investigate based on recommendations from a scathing 2008 internal Justice Department report that concluded political consideration improperly played a role in the dismissals of several U.S. Attorneys.

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