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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:36 AM
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Cheney pressured Senator Pat "Cover-Up" Roberts to stall investigation into pre-war intelligence

OTOH I am sure Pat didn't mind doing Cheney's bidding

DAMN I am glad we had a Democratic Majority in the Senate now.


Hope it is not a dupe -- I couldn't find it.
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http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation...

{b]Rockefeller: Cheney applied 'constant' pressure to stall investigation on flawed Iraq intelligence
By Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers

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WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney exerted "constant" pressure on the Republican former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stall an investigation into the Bush administration's use of flawed intelligence on Iraq, the panel's Democratic chairman charged Thursday.

In an interview with McClatchy Newspapers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia also accused President Bush of running an illegal program by ordering eavesdropping on Americans' international e-mails and telephone communications without court-issued warrants.

In the 45-minute interview, Rockefeller said that it was "not hearsay" that Cheney, a leading proponent of invading Iraq, pushed Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to drag out the probe of the administration's use of prewar intelligence.

"It was just constant," Rockefeller said of Cheney's alleged interference. He added that he knew that the vice president attended regular policy meetings in which he conveyed White House directions to Republican staffers.

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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:37 AM
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1. I'm sure that was for show, Senator Rockefeller
Roberts needs no encouragement to be a coverup artist
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:39 AM
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2. Thankyou, Jonathan Landay - another topnotch investigative reporter
getting the truth out.

And I hope those who defend Democrats who refused to sign Letter of Inquiry on the Downing Street Memos take note of how complicit Pat Roberts was to the entire story. Gee - those Dems couldn't manage to stick their necks out and do their job of investigating Bush's lies.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:39 AM
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pat roberts
If that is the case, they should have hearings on that matter, and I dont know what the
procedure is to remove Roberts from the Senate, but this sounds like something the justice
department should look into. (Without Speedy Gonzalez, as he is a part of the problem as well)
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:39 AM
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3. Thank you - confirmation of something I've always suspected.
I wonder why though - while all of this was going on, Rockefeller didn't speak up? He should have spoken out then.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 03:49 PM
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5. Rockefeller and other senators agreed to stay quiet before the election.
Damn stupid agreement.

And Kerry gets all the blame. Bush got Biden and other senators to agree not to 'politicize' Iraq war and intel issues before the election, and the dumbasses agreed.

Want to know why you never saw a full Dem onslaught against Bush and supporting Kerry on all the networks during the election? There wasn't one.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:46 AM
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4. Didn't they do the same thing RE 9/11 investigations?
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mayflower Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 06:35 PM
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6. Why Am I Not Surprised? (n/t)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 06:37 PM
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7. Isn't that called Obstruction of Justice?
:shrug:
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