President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, Karl Rove, announced today that he will leave the White House at the end of this month.
Rove has been with Bush since the start of his political career in Texas. Critics have called Rove Bush’s brain
A criminal investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name put Rove under scrutiny for months. However, Rove was not indicted after testifying five times before the grand jury.
In a more recent controversy, Rove, refused to testify before Congress about the firing of U-S attorneys.
KBOO spoke with political analyst Rick Perlstein about Rove’s departure: