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Team Cheney Sits on Wiretapping Documents

On Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney’s office allowed that it has “dozens of documents” detailing the Bush administration’s controversial warrant-free overseas wiretapping program, according to The Washington Post, but it doesn’t seem likely that Cheney’s cohorts will fork them over without a struggle.


The Washington Post:

The committee’s chairman, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), said yesterday [Monday] that he will pursue contempt proceedings against administration officials if the documents are not produced.

“When the Senate comes back in the session, I’ll bring it up before the committee,” Leahy told reporters yesterday. “I prefer cooperation to contempt. Right now, there’s no question that they are in contempt of the valid order of the Congress.”

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