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Rove Lawyer Declines Invitation For "a-- Kicking"

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), Karl Rove's attorney declines to make his client immediately available in response to a committee subpoena.

"Contrary to your letter of May 14, 2008," begins Rove lawyer Robert Luskin, "I do not misunderstand either the Committee's procedures or the scope of its interest in Mr. Rove; nor, in light of your reported remarks about the need for 'someone' to 'kick his ass,' am I the least bit confused about the Committee's motives and intentions."

After uttering the remarks to which Luskin refers -- first reported here in the Crypt -- Conyers suggested that he would use his authority to arrest Rove if he failed to comply with a subpoena and appear before the committee.