Monday, August 13, 2007
Karl Rove, clearly a point of contention with many scrutinizing the White House, has announced that he will leave his position as White House Deputy Chief of Staff at the end of the month. (see Washington Post, Wall Street Jrl). Rove appeared five times before the Grand Jury that investigated the CIA leak, but unlike Scooter Libby did not face indictment. (see here) Recently his testimony has also been sought related to the "firing" of U.S. Attorneys. Like Harriet Miers, who left the White House, he likely will continue to argue for Executive Privilege when Congress seeks to question him. (see here) But one has to wonder whether more pressure placed on securing his testimony will serve as a source of increased profits to him when he eventually writes the book.