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Karl Rove subpoenaed on fired U.S. attorneys case

FILE: Rove and then President George W. Bush after Rove announces his resignation August 13, 2007. FILE: Rove and then President George W. Bush after Rove announces his resignation August 13, 2007.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove to testify about the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys.

The subpoena Monday by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers continues a long-running legal battle.

Rove previously refused to appear before the panel, contending that former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.

Rove was asked to appear for a deposition on Feb. 2. Conyers also wants him to testify on whether politics played a role in the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, a Democrat.

Rove's former boss, ex-President George W. Bush, upheld Rove's legal position but it has been rejected by a federal judge.

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