Leahy subpoenas Rove emails.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) subpoenaed Alberto Gonzales today to turn over all e-mails to or from Karl Rove in connection U.S. attorney scandal. “Not accepting the White House’s explanation that some of the Rove-related e-mails may have been lost, Leahy subpoenaed any in the custody of the Justice Department.”

UPDATE: Paul Kiel notes: “Since the subpoena is to the Justice Department and not to the White House, it sidesteps any executive privilege concerns.”