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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 08:59 PM
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CREW Continues to Fight for Cheney Interview Regarding Plame Wilson Leak
From an email I received:

On July 21st, the U.S. District Court held its second hearing in CREW's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) over its refusal to release records related to former Vice President Cheney's FBI interview in the Valerie Plame Wilson leak investigation.

Shortly after the first hearing on June 19th, DOJ presidential appointee Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, filed a declaration reiterating the DOJ's position that releasing this interview would discourage future government officials from voluntarily participating in criminal probes, thereby hampering future investigations. At the second hearing, DOJ again raised this argument.

CREW argued DOJ's position is belied by the fact that DOJ has subpoenaed White House officials in the past without any repercussions. Further, mere "apprehensions" about releasing the interview are not enough to justify its withholding under FOIA law. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan said DOJ was essentially asking him to create new law by blocking the interview's release, something he admitted he could not do.

You can follow here:

http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/41268

http://www.wilsonsupport.org/index.php?option=com_conte...



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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:29 PM
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1. ...as if he would EVER tell the truth n/t
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 09:59 PM
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2. How can CREW and the Wilsons refute what was said under oath
without the testimony given the FBI? They should be able to have it under discovery as well as the FOIA.
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