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SHIT HITS FAN: Rove Subpoenaed, Meyers Facing Contempt Charges, Schumer Asks Special Counsel To Investigate Attorney General For Lying To Congress

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WASHINGTON The head of the FBI contradicted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ sworn testimony and Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation Thursday in a fresh barrage against President Bush’s embattled longtime friend and aide.

In a third blow to the Bush administration, the Senate Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas to compel the testimony of Karl Rove [artist’s rendering, above], Bush’s chief political adviser, in connection with its investigation.

“It has become apparent that the attorney general has provided at a minimum half-truths and misleading statements,” four Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote in a letter to Solicitor General Paul Clement calling for a special counsel to investigate.

“I’m convinced that he’s not telling the truth,” added Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Dems Open Multiple Cans Of Whup-Ass

RELATED: Arlen Specter, A Company Man To The Bitter End

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President Bush, left, looks over toward Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., right,during their arrival at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 26, 2007. The White House defended Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Thursday against accusations he gave misleading testimony to Congress. Specter, a key Republican senator critical of Gonzales said there was no sign that President Bush’s support for the attorney general was weakening. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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