WASHINGTON — Karl Rove will be interviewed today as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys under President George W. Bush, two sources say.
Rove, a former senior aide to Bush, will be questioned by Connecticut prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who in September was named to examine whether former Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006.
Robert Luskin, a lawyer for Rove, declined to comment. Tom Carson, a spokesman for Dannehy, also declined to comment.
Dannehy has operated mostly out of the public spotlight, issuing subpoenas for documents through a federal grand jury in Washington. But in recent weeks, she has interviewed other government aides, including former White House political deputies Scott Jennings and Sara Taylor.
Dannehy also has reached out to representatives of former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and his chief of staff, Steve Bell, in an effort to determine whether New Mexico U.S. Atty. David C. Iglesias was removed improperly.