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Rove Offers To Answer Siegelman Queries In Writing
(2008-05-12)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Former White House adviser Karl Rove has offered to answer questions in writing about allegations that he pushed the Justice Department to prosecute former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

But Rove's attorney said Friday that Rove is standing by his refusal to testify under oath. And it was unclear if written responses would be enough to fend off a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the matter.

The committee had set a Monday deadline for Rove to agree to testify. Rove had previously offered to discuss the Siegelman case privately, without a transcript and not under oath. But the committee balked.

The White House, citing executive privilege, has fought congressional demands for such testimony, saying it has no obligation to provide lawmakers with details of internal staff deliberations.

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