March 26, 2007
It was John Conyers, liberal Democrat from Detroit, who pledged before the last election that democrats would not be doing investigations or try to impeach the president should voters give them a majority. What a difference a couple of months make.
Now Conyers and his leftist colleagues want to subpoena presidential aid Karl Rove and former aid Harriet Myers, to testify under oath and in public about what they did or did not say to the president and anyone else about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. The White House has turned over thousands of pages of documents and offered the aids to tell what they know, but in private, under no oath and with no transcript.
Naturally, the Democrats and their allies in the big media are opposed to this. They saw what happened to Dick Cheney aide, Lewis Libby, and they want the same for Rove and company. This is all about setting up a scenario whereby liberal Democrats can accuse Rove and others of lying under oath, having a trial, people going to jail and their winning the White House. If you get that, you understand everything there is to know about this.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.