Friday, June 22, 2007

Cheney tried to nix agency targeting him

More dirt on that 4th branch American Judas:

Cheney tried to nix agency targeting him RAW STORY
Published: Friday June 22, 2007
The Vice President attempted to "nix" the agency that was targeting him, Friday's New York Times reports.
"For four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has resisted routine oversight of his office’s handling of classified information, and when the National Archives unit that monitors classification in the executive branch objected, the vice president’s office suggested abolishing the oversight unit, according to documents released yesterday by a Democratic congressman," the New York Times reports.
Scott Shane reports, "The Information Security Oversight Office, a unit of the National Archives, appealed the issue to the Justice Department, which has not yet ruled on the matter."
On Thursday, Michael Roston reported for RAW STORY that the Office of Vice President Dick Cheney told an agency within the National Archives that for purposes of securing classified information, the Vice President's office is not an 'entity within the executive branch.'

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June 7, 2007 - 6:10am.
Blocked promotion of official who disagreed
Vice President Dick Cheney lied about his involvement in developing President George W. Bush's controversial and illegal program to use the National Security Agency to spy on Americans.
New revelations show Cheney was hip deep in developing the policy, often overruling the objections of Justice Department officials and blocking the promotion of one official who disagreed with him on the warrantless wiretapping program.
The same disclosures also show Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied about his role in trying to get approval of the program from previous Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Writes Dan Eggen of The Washington Post:
Vice President Cheney told Justice Department officials that he disagreed with their objections to a secret surveillance program during a high-level White House meeting in March 2004, a former senior Justice official told senators yesterday.
Can we get more people on board with Kucinich's impeachment plans now?!