A House of Representatives judiciary sub-committeeagreed to authorise subpoenas if Karl Rove, a senior political adviser to the
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The action came a day after George Bush vowed to oppose anysubpoenas. He offered instead to allow aides to answer questions frominvestigators, but only behind closed doors, not under oath and with notranscript taken of their exchanges.
Democrats called the offer unacceptable.
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Recent disclosures about the firings of eight
John Conyers of
"I hope we can work this out," Conyers said. Hesaid in a brief interview after Wednesday's vote that he planned to talkto the White House again later in the day.
"Sometimes things look gloomy and then all of a suddenthey look better," he said.
But Bush appeared to be in no mood to compromise on Tuesday,saying he would oppose any effort to drag aides to Capitol Hill for a"show trial".
"I will oppose any attempts to subpoena White Houseofficials," Bush said.
Bush has reaffirmed his support of Gonzales, but a fewof his fellow Republicans in congress have joined a number of Democrats insaying the administration would be better off if Gonzales stepped aside.
Several lawyers removed by the
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