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"Political adviser Karl Rove and other high-ranking figures in the Bush White House played a greater role than previously understood in the firing of federal prosecutors almost three years ago, according to newly obtained e-mails that shed light on a scandal that led to mass Justice Department resignations and an ongoing criminal probe," reports the Washington Post.

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Rep. John Conyers has not stopped investigating the U.S. attorneys scandal and he's finally gotten former Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to agree to testify. The two advisers previously ignored subpoenas to appear before Congress, citing executive privilege.

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By all rights, there should be a revolt at this week's Republican convention against John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate -- for the very same reasons so many Republicans opposed President Bush's selection of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.

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A new report by The New York Times suggests that the White House was a lot closer to those secret CIA torture tapes than has been previously suggested "At least four top White House lawyers took part in discussions between 2003 and 2005 about whether to destroy videotapes," according to the Gray Lady.

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House Democrats have threatened to push ahead with contempt-of-Congress citations against past and present Bush intimates Harriet Miers, Joshua Bolten and, possibly, Karl Rove. The White House appeared unimpressed, probably because the administration would ultimately oversee any prosecution, via the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

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The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten (pictured above) in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify on the firing of U.S. attorneys. The measure will now move to the full House.

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President Bush has told his former White House counsel, Harriet E. Miers (pictured), not to even appear before the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys, the committee chairman said Wednesday. The panel was to hear from Miers on Thursday.

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