Cheney Interfered In Justice Department Over Wiretapping Issue newsvine furl google yahoo netscape

According to the written testimony of James Comey, vice president Cheney's office and Cheney himself, waded into the Justice Department's internal struggles over the legality of the domestic wiretapping program. It is further alleged that Cheney blocked the promotion of a justice department lawyer responsible for the dissent.

These events allegedly took place in the days before the infamous hospital bed cajoling of former Attorney General John Ashcroft trying to get him to authorize the program while he was sedated in the ICU.


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