Committee Holds Rove in Contempt
In my piece on Karl Rove’s written denials about his involvement in Don Siegelman’s prosecution, I speculated that the House Judiciary Committee would nonetheless hold Rove in criminal contempt. And that’s exactly what happened today during a house judiciary committee meeting this morning.
TPM Muckraker reports that the committee voted 20-14 to hold Rove in contempt for not providing verbal, public testimony. The President has given Rove executive privilege not to testify. For a look at what might happen next, check out our Contempt of Congress 101 post. For now, the most likely next step is for a full vote in the House.