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Rove Blasts 'Show Trial'

Karl Rove and other Bush-era figures finally reached a deal this week allowing them to testify under oath before Congress about their role in the U.S. Attorneys scandal, but that doesn't mean Rove has to like it. Deriding the event as a likely "show trial," Rove said that even though House Democrats subpoenaed other White House staffers as well, like White House counsel Harriet Miers, beating him up in Congress was the true prize in their investigation. "I understand they may be the hors d'oeuvres, but I'm the main course," Rove told Fox News. "Some Democrats would love to have me barbecued." Rove reiterated his assertion that he did nothing wrong in passing on complaints about several U.S. Attorneys who were later fired. Their resignations prompted a scandal over the politicization of the Justice Department that led to the resignation of then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as well as a variety of lower-ranking White House officials.