Avedon Carol reports the following:
After Downing Street says Pelosi is opposing contempt charges against Karl Rove: “I have firm confirmation that Nancy Pelosi is urging the Judiciary committee NOT to go forward with contempt against Rove. Congressman John Conyers and the Judiciary staff are battling for it but this has become an infight among dems. Time to burn up the phone lines. 800-828-0498, 800-459-1887 or 800-614-2803 toll free to congressional switchboard. PLEASE CALL.” Go to the link for the list of committee members and their direct phone numbers. Pelosi’s phone should ring off the hook.
Clearly this is Obama’s fault, too. As I learned the last few weeks, now that he is the presumptive nominee, all he has to do is make a forceful statement and all those independent-minded members in the House will drop their own agenda and bow to his wishes.
Because, you know, Obama has all sorts of power as the presumptive nominee.
In all seriousness, I simply do not know what Pelosi is doing. Why subpoena people at all if you are not going to do everything you can to force them to testify? Either they have nothing on Karl Rove and are just playing games, or the White House has something on them. Either way, one sure-fire way to lose any and all credibility with this and future administrations is to issue subpoenas and then stand by while people ignore them. Why the hell should anyone testify before Congress if Rove and company prove you can just tell them to piss up a rope? Additionally, do you think private citizens, if subpoenaed, could get away without jail time or repercussions if we ignored Congress?
*** Update ***
Bunch of people claiming this is all a rumor and Pelosi has done nothing of the sort.