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    Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by NY Times
    The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

    The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.
    Cheney ordered concealment of CIA briefings -- NY Times

    Can we arrest him now?
    I mean that, by the way :P .

    He ordered the CIA to blatantly mislead the Congress of the United States, is that illegal or is not?
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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    I think this is just the top layer of Cheney's pack of lies..Yes if he knowingly broke the law by taking congress out of the loop then charges should be filed.

    Take the garbage out....then and only then will the world truely respect us.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    I think this is just the top layer of Cheney's pack of lies..Yes if he knowingly broke the law by taking congress out of the loop then charges should be filed.

    Take the garbage out....then and only then will the world truely respect us.
    Exactly, as far as I know the constitution tasks the executive branch with answering to the legislative branch..

    I'd like to see what the constitutionalists will say on this one.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Exactly, as far as I know the constitution tasks the executive branch with answering to the legislative branch..

    I'd like to see what the constitutionalists will say on this one.
    I think both Bush and Cheney knew if they were to have allowed that to happen there is a good chance they would have been cut off at the knees.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    I think this is just the top layer of Cheney's pack of lies..Yes if he knowingly broke the law by taking congress out of the loop then charges should be filed.

    Take the garbage out....then and only then will the world truely respect us.
    Cheney should be convicted of breaking what law?

    It's funny how the Libbos are still chasing this dog's tail.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Cheney should be convicted of breaking what law?

    It's funny how the Libbos are still chasing this dog's tail.

    This is what I said "Yes if he knowingly broke the law by taking congress out of the loop then charges should be filed."

    Yes if he knowingly broke laws to futher his political agenda then the proper charges should be file...

    The convictions comes after that

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    This is what I said "Yes if he knowingly broke the law by taking congress out of the loop then charges should be filed."

    Yes if he knowingly broke laws to futher his political agenda then the proper charges should be file...

    The convictions comes after that
    You're assuming he broke the law. What law could he have broken?

    Let's follow with some facts on this, because the whole story isn't being told.

    First, Panetta's spokesman says that Panetta stands by his 15 May statement and that he never told the intelligence committes anything of the sort. If that's true, should these congressmen face charges of some sort?

    CIA spokesman George Little told the Washington Independent late Wednesday that the claim that Panetta admitted his agency has misled Congress is "completely wrong." He added, "Director Panetta stands by his May 15 statement."

    House Dems: Stunned about CIA - Alex Isenstadt - POLITICO.com

    Second, and this one is a biggy, the letter doesn't say what CIA alledgedy hid from them. It could have been the cost for restriping the parking lot at Langley, for all we know.

    You boys don't get ahead of yourselves, because those two things have to be cleared up before you can start charging Cheney with some unknown crime.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're assuming he broke the law. What law could he have broken?

    Let's follow with some facts on this, because the whole story isn't being told.

    First, Panetta's spokesman says that Panetta stands by his 15 May statement and that he never told the intelligence committes anything of the sort. If that's true, should these congressmen face charges of some sort?




    Second, and this one is a biggy, the letter doesn't say what CIA alledgedy hid from them. It could have been the cost for restriping the parking lot at Langley, for all we know.

    You boys don't get ahead of yourselves, because those two things have to be cleared up before you can start charging Cheney with some unknown crime.
    She said "if." Reading comprehension.... get some.

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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Exactly, as far as I know the constitution tasks the executive branch with answering to the legislative branch..

    I'd like to see what the constitutionalists will say on this one.
    I think the constitutionalists would say that you should read the constitution.

    The executive branch does not "answer" to the legislative branch. It is a co-equal branch of government.
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    Re: Cheney linked to concealment of CIA briefings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Exactly, as far as I know the constitution tasks the executive branch with answering to the legislative branch..

    I'd like to see what the constitutionalists will say on this one.
    Cite the section(s).
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