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Karl in Kontempt

A Rove-arian cancer on the Presidency

by Greg Palast

December 14th, 2007- If you read US papers, you'd barely note that Karl Rove was just charged with contempt of Congress by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and you sure as hell as wouldn't know why. The Washington Post mentions that it was Rove's failure to supply documents to the Committee regarding the firing of US Prosecutors. What you won't get is what Rove is hiding in those documents.

Well, I'll tell you. Better yet, I'll let one of the fired prosecutors tell you. For BBC TV I spoke with David Iglesias, former US Attorney for New Mexico. Iglesias told me that Rove engineered his firing, part of a grand scheme to disenfranchise voters.

The job of the Justice Department is to protect voters. Rove's scheme was, instead, to harass them - especially those colored brown and blue - i.e. Hispanic Democrats.

Watch the interview with David Iglesias [1] and law professor Robert F. Kennedy Jr [2] in excerpts from The Election Files. Watch the trailer for the film here. [3]

Also listen to the SoonerThought Show Podcast [4] with Greg Palast for more on the charges.