Conyers Reissues Rove Subpoena

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) today reissued his subpoena demanding that former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove appear before the committee to testify about the politicization of the Bush Justice Department.

Rove has denied the subpoena, citing executive privilege supported by President Bush. The subpoena expired at the end of the 110th Congress and had to be reissued at the start of the 111th.

Rove also faces an ongoing lawsuit, brought by the committee, which seeks to compel him to appear.

"I have said many times that I will carry this investigation forward to its conclusion, whether in Congress or in court, and today

The committee's news release suggested legal circumstances have changed for Rove now that the Bush administration has ended.

"The change in administration may impact the legal arguments available to Mr. Rove in this long-running dispute," the release stated.