ABC News' Jack Date, Theresa Cook and Jason Ryan Report: The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former senior Bush advisor Karl Rove, a panel spokesman tells ABC News.
It seems to me, if you lack even a leg on which to stand, threatening to kick any part of another's anatomy is not exactly going to scare him. Especially if he has all the powers of the netherworld at his disposal....
In a letter sent Wednesday to Chairman Conyers, Rove's attorney Robert Luskin said, "the decision about when, where, and what a former assistant to the President may testify about raises issues of executive privilege and separation of powers that Mr. Rove does not control."
Rove had already received a subpoena from the Senate Judiciary Committee on the same subject, which is being litigated. In his letter to Conyers, Luskin wrote, "it is hard to see what this [subpoena] will accomplish, apart from a Groundhog Day replay of the same issues that are already the subject of litigation."
Luskin's letter also called into question Conyers motives and intentions, referring to his "reported remarks about the need for 'someone' to 'kick his [Rove's] ass.'"