What’s Next for Karl Rove?

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July 30, 2008 3:15 p.m.

For those in a quandary about what the House Judiciary Committee’s contempt citation of Karl Rove means, we refer you to the currently pending House Judiciary Committee v. Harriet Miers, et al.

Following the path of Miers, we see that after the committee votes on contempt, the resolution is then passed to the entire House. If the House approves the contempt of Congress resolutions, it goes to the DOJ for action.

But since Rove is claiming executive privilege, it is unlikely the DOJ will take any action — at least they certainly didn’t for Miers.

After the predicted DOJ demurring occurs, the House has passed a resolution that allows the HJC to file suit against the parties held in contempt– which brings us back around to where we started: HJC v. Miers.

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