August 23, 2007
Re "Clinton may be a target of Rove's reverse psychology," Aug. 19 This headline should have read perverse psychology. Karen Wiechman Los Angeles -- Karl Rove has not resigned. He's as much at the tiller of the Republican smear machine as ever, and his latest potshot aimed at Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is proof. That tearful exhibition of leave-taking from his official role as advisor, complete with encomiums from George Bush, was an egregious sham -- we all know Rove isn't going anywhere.
May 26, 2008 |
Former presidential advisor Karl Rove on Sunday brushed off suggestions that he attempted to influence a Justice Department investigation and prosecution of a popular former Democratic governor of Alabama. Rove has been linked to the federal bribery case against former Gov. Don Siegelman through the sworn account of an Alabama lawyer who claims to have heard during a 2002 conference call with state Republican Party officials that Rove was attempting to intervene.
May 15, 2009 |
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.
February 9, 2005 |
White House advisor Karl Rove, described by President Bush as the architect of his reelection last year, will have an expanded second-term role in policymaking as he seeks to build a lasting Republican majority. The White House announced Tuesday that, in addition to his job as Bush's chief political strategist, Rove will become deputy chief of staff -- giving him new power over policy councils that advise Bush on national security, economics and the environment.
October 24, 2005 |
SOME NATURAL disasters -- especially earthquakes -- strike without warning. As we have seen in Kashmir, they are the ones that do the worst damage. Other disasters, however, can be foreseen, such as the hurricanes that have pummeled the United States in recent months. The disaster about to engulf Washington, D.C., is more like a hurricane than an earthquake. That is to say, you can see it coming. The first intimations of its approach are small squalls. A succession of these struck lately.
June 24, 2005 |
A partisan furor erupted Thursday as Democrats assailed President Bush's top political strategist, Karl Rove, for criticizing liberals over what he described as a tepid response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war.
August 14, 2007 |
There's an old maxim that if Napoleon had been struck by a cannon ball on his way toward Moscow, he would be remembered as an unrivaled military genius and liberator. But Napoleon overstayed history's welcome and was treated harshly for it, first by the Russians and Mother Nature, then by his own people and, ultimately, by the historians. In this and other respects, Karl Rove strikes me as a Napoleonic figure. He won an impressive string of campaigns.
August 3, 2005 |
A top assistant to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove appeared last week before the federal grand jury investigating possible criminal wrongdoing by the Bush administration in the exposing of a CIA operative, a person familiar with the case said Tuesday. The interest in Susan Ralston, Rove's longtime executive assistant, was unclear. But it comes as special prosecutor Patrick J.
May 5, 2007 |
Top White House political aide Karl Rove helped prepare a high-ranking Justice Department official for testimony about the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys, congressional investigators have been told. William Moschella, associate deputy attorney general, told the investigators that Rove was among a group of White House and Justice aides who weighed in at a March meeting about testimony Moschella was to give the next day to a House panel.
October 16, 2004 |
President Bush's top political advisor, Karl Rove, testified for more than two hours Friday before a grand jury considering charges stemming from the leak of a CIA agent's identity to the news media, White House officials said. Rove is the latest White House aide called before the grand jury, which is investigating the disclosure of the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame to journalist Robert Novak. Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said Rove appeared before the grand jury voluntarily.