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Dems subpoena Rove

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro

Congressional Democrats subpoenaed White House senior adviser Karl Rove, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) charged that "political considerations factored into the unprecedented firing of at least nine United States Attorneys last year," the AP reports."E-mails released by the Justice Department show [Attorney General Alberto] Gonzales' aides conferred with Rove" on the firing of the prosecutors, the AP reports.

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports, while not specifically addressing the possibility of Leahy issuing a subpoena for Rove, a senior WH official responded with another hit on congress:

"This is becoming an out of control Congress--calling for special prosecutors, launching investigations, issuing subpoenas and generally just settling scores--all while appropriations bills go unpassed and FISA modernization, energy and other important issues go unaddressed. It's unfortunate and embarrassing that this Congress continues to neglect the issues important to Americans, and Americans are taking note."