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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Conyers Has Rove in His Sights

Remember last fall's U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing on selective prosecution?

We sure do. That's when Legal Schnauzer officially made it into the halls of Congress, thanks to references to our reporting on the Paul Minor case in Mississippi. Those references came in documents entered by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). (Sorry, but couldn't pass up an opportunity for self promotion.)

Like many of you, I've been wondering ever since what was going to come next. Today, we found out.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers announced three actions today on the issue of selective prosecution. He invited former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove to testify regarding the Don Siegelman prosecution; he urged the Office of Inspector General and the Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate allegations of selective prosecution; and he demanded that Attorney General Michael Mukasey provide additional documents on the subject.

Letters and the Majority Staff Report on selective prosecution can be viewed here.

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