Oh, man, the House Judiciary Committee must be feeling pretty stupid right now.
Yesterday, the committee followed up on a comment that Karl Rove’s lawyer had made to MSNBC, that Rove would welcome the chance to testify to Congress about his role (or lack of one, he says) in siccing Justice Department prosecutors on Don Siegelman.
But it turns out, not so much (sub. req.):
[I]n an interview with Roll Call, [Rove’s lawyer Robert Luskin] said that his MSNBC comments were taken out of context.
“Whether, when and about what a former White House official will testify … is not for me or my client to decide,” but is part of an ongoing negotiation between the White House and Congress over executive privilege issues, Luskin said.
That ongoing negotiation, you might remember, is not going so well, since the House has gone to court in an attempt to enforce subpoenas issued last year as part of the U.S. attorney firings probe.
Note: For readers objecting to our spelling of sike, I refer you to the discussion in the comments section to an earlier post.