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092506leahy.jpgPat Leahy tells the Justice Department to fork over Rover's emails:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued a subpoena Wednesday for all e-mails from White House adviser Karl Rove that relate to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

“Attached please find a subpoena compelling the Department by May 15 to produce any and all emails and attachments to emails to, from, or copied to Karl Rove related to the Committee’s investigation into the preservation of prosecutorial independence and the Department of Justice’s politicization of the hiring and firing and decision-making of United States Attorneys, from any (1) White House account, (2) Republican National Committee account, or (3) other account, in the  possession, custody or control of the Department of Justice,” Leahy said in a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The senator had requested the information from Gonzales when the attorney general testified before the committee and in a follow-up letter. However, Leahy said that Gonzales did not respond

Leahy has grown testy at the stonewalls being thrown up by Abu and BushCo. It's interesting that he subpoenaed emails not only to and from but copied to Rove.  Seems like they might suspect someone was keeping him posted?

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