With subpoenas at the ready, House Democrats wrote White House counsel Fred Fielding today to tell him that they "remain committed to seeking a cooperative resolution."
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and subcommittee chairwoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), who oversaw a vote yesterday to authorize the issuance of subpoenas for Karl Rove and other White House officials, signed the letter. You can read it here.
Under the solution Fielding laid out in a letter sent Tuesday, Rove and others would be offered to the committee in closed meetings, with a limited number of participants, with no oath and with no transcript. The letter also said that the White House would not turn over any internal White House communications.
Democrats have said no deal. "[W]e cannot accept your proposal for a number of reasons, and would sincerely hope that your office will work with us," says the letter sent today.
The letter concludes with a request that the White House not dispose of any relevant documents: "In the meantime, we also ask that you ensure the preservation of relevant White House documents, as defined in our March 9 letter."