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May 26, 2008 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
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 | Washington Post
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 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
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 | NIALL FERGUSON, NIALL FERGUSON is a professor of history at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
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 | JONAH GOLDBERG
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 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
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 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
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 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
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.
July 16, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Senior presidential advisor Karl Rove came to Irvine on Thursday to fire up folks like Bob Mirsky. Mirsky, a home inspector from Fountain Valley, began volunteering two months ago in the effort to reelect President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, working a local Republican phone bank recruiting other volunteers. It's his first experience working a political campaign.
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