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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:26 AM
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DOJ Lawyers: "Lunatics Had Taken Over The Country" They Feared Cheney & Feared For Their Lives
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Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 11:54 AM by kpete
Mayer: Top DOJ Lawyers Spoke In Codes For Fear Of Being Wiretapped By White House Lunatics
Last night on PBS, Bill Moyers interviewed investigative journalist Jane Mayer and mentioned that in Mayers new book, she notes that FBI agents refused to participate in the CIAs interrogation of terror suspects at Guantnamo Bay because they determined it to be borderline torture. Moyers then asked, Who were some of the other conservative heroes, as you call them, in your book?

Mayer remembered one top Justice Department lawyer and very conservative member of this administration who said that after participating in White House meetings authorizing torture, he believed that lunatics had taken over the country.

Mayer said two other top DOJ lawyers had to develop a system of speaking codes because they feared they were being wiretapped while others described an atmosphere of intimidation, mainly from Vice President Dick Cheney:

MAYER: There was such an atmosphere of intimidation. They felt so endangered in some ways that, at one point, two of the top lawyers from the Justice Department developed this system of talking in codes to each other because they thought they might be being wiretappedby their own government. They felt like they might be kind of weirdly in physical danger. They were actually scared to stand up to Vice President Cheney

VIDEO & more at:
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/26/doj-codes-lunatics/
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