Rove Finishes Interview Over U.S. Attorneys' Firings

If anyone knows the paces of a q and a by prosecutors and/or a grand jury by now, it's Karl Rove, who with four such appearances under his belt, never got indicted in PlameGate.

Today's interview on the U.S. Attorneys' firing was probably a piece of cake for him. He and his very able lawyer, Bob Luskin, were seen laughing it up as they were about to enter the building.

I doubt after hours of being prepped by Luskin, there was any question Rove couldn't answer either ambiguously but truthfully or with a clever dodge. [More...]

It's why the best advice to someone in that situation is: (a) take the 5th and deal with any political fallout -- and hope they don't want you badly enough to immunize you -- or (b) retain the best counsel you can afford and be completely honest with him or her, so when the day of reckoning comes, you know your place and he knows his job. There's no crime if your version of the truth is you did nothing wrong, and there's no lies or attempts at obstruction.

Shorter version: It was probably a walk in the park for Rove.

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    Shorter Version (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by john horse on Sat May 16, 2009 at 07:59:20 AM EST
    re:"Shorter version: It was probably a walk in the park for Rove."

    Karl Rove couldn't take a walk through a park without stepping on dog poop.

    The irony is that Rove attempted to stregnthen the GOP by turning government into a partisan political weapon but instead these tactics have only resulted in a weakened party adrift without a moral compass.  His legacy is the stench he's left behind.

    The Price of Inaction and Political Cowardice (none / 0) (#1)
    by kidneystones on Sat May 16, 2009 at 02:08:07 AM EST
    Impeach the Mo'Fo'. Oops! Wrong President. Defending Military tribunals, bombing of civilians, secretive email programs, and governance by presidential memo is now standard operating procedure. Bruce Fein and others warned what the costs of cowardice would be: the powers enjoyed and abused by Rove-Cheney-Bush would be passed along to the the next occupant. Transparency in government? Not likely. There's an excellent chance state governments may win the right to decriminalize dope so outraged Americans can further narcotize themselves into a state of complete passivity. Other than that, it's business as usual.

    Rove and Luskin are laughing cause they're among friends.

    Get it?

    Turd Blossoms always bloom in the Spring. (none / 0) (#3)
    by steviez314 on Sat May 16, 2009 at 08:07:56 AM EST

    My understanding is that (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Sat May 16, 2009 at 10:11:20 AM EST
    the interview of Rove was not under oath.  

    that's mine as well (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Sat May 16, 2009 at 11:43:46 AM EST
    it was an interview. Not that it matters...making a false statement to a federal official (the interviewing prosecutor) is still a felony carrying up to five years....ask Martha Stewart.