Simpson Responds to Rove

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February 26, 2008 2:07 p.m.

Yesterday we brought you Karl Rove’s expansive denial of Republican lawyer Dana Jill Simpson’s testimony to Congress and comments to 60 Minutes.

Simpson responded last night on MSNBC’s Dan Abrams show: “Since Karl Rove has said that and he feels so good saying that, what I want him to do is go and swear before the United States Congress and swear what he’s saying is true.”

Simpson also responded to accusations from the Alabama Republican Party that Simpson had never worked for the party and no one had ever heard of her. She said that phone records would show conversations with party officials in Alabama and Washington, D.C. in 2002 and 2006.

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Don Siegelman case in October, Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) produced phone records showing that Simpson had spoken with William Canary, a Republican operative, on the day in 2002 that she said Canary had told her on a conference call that his wife and another U.S. attorney would “take care” of Siegelman.

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