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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:13 AM
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CIA's Rodriguez Lawyers Up-HIRES-Bob Bennett
CIA's Rodriguez Lawyers Up
By Spencer Ackerman - December 14, 2007, 10:59AM

Blink and you'll miss it in today's New York Times piece on the House's torture ban. But Jose Rodriguez, the CIA's ex-operations director who ordered the interrogation tapes destroyed in late 2005, has hired one of Washington's most prominent criminal attorneys:

Mr. Rodriguez has hired Robert S. Bennett, a well-known Washington lawyer, to represent him in Congressional and Justice Department inquiries into his handling of the tapes.

Mr. Bennett has represented a number of high-profile clients among them former President Bill Clinton, Caspar W. Weinberger, the former defense secretary, and Paul D. Wolfowitz, the former deputy defense secretary and World Bank president.

Mr. Rodriguez has been a loyal public servant for 31 years and has always acted in the best interest of the country, Mr. Bennett said. Hes done nothing wrong.

How in the world does a retiring CIA official have the cash to hire Robert Bennett?

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:16 AM
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1. Rec'd. I hope there's ample opportunity to NEED this lawyer. nt
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:37 AM
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2. There's that "public servant" defense again
Snort

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