U.S. Attorney Scandal

Rove's Role Larger than Acknowledged

Scandal is following the Bush administration into retirement: The Washington Post has obtained emails showing that Karl Rove played a larger role in the U.S.-attorney-firing scandal than was previously known. According to the Post, “The documents and interviews provide new information about efforts by political aides in the Bush White House, for example, to push a former colleague as a favored candidate for one of the U.S. attorney posts. They also reflect the intensity of efforts by lawmakers and party officials in New Mexico to unseat the top prosecutor there.” Rove specifically cheerleaded on behalf of his former employee, Timothy Griffin, writing to deputy Sarah Taylor: “Give him options. Keep pushing for Justice and let him decide. I want him on the team.” The news come as Rove finished his second day of closed-door testimony about the firings to the House Judiciary Committee.