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February 27, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Rove Ignores Subpoena to Testify
(2008-07-10)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Former White House adviser Karl Rove has ignored a subpoena from congressional Democrats to appear at a hearing on alleged political influence at the Justice Department.

Democrats subpoenaed him in May to force his testimony about whether he was involved in firing federal prosecutors. They also wanted to know if he sought to influence prosecutorial decisions, including in the corruption case against former Democratic Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Rove had been scheduled to appear at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday morning.

The panel was debating ''appropriate action'' over his refusal to show.

Siegelman was convicted on corruption charges in 2006. Democrats are investigating whether Rove encouraged the Justice Department to pursue the case.

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