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.
The meeting came one day before White House officials tried to get approval for the same program from then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, who lay recovering from surgery in a hospital, according to former deputy attorney general James B. Comey.
Comey's disclosures, made in response to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicate that Cheney and his aides were more closely involved than previously known in a fierce internal battle over the legality of the warrantless surveillance program. The program allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas.
The loons on the left think that Cheney is supposed to be a potted plant like their favorite Veep, AlGore, or Mondull. Cheney is committed to protecting this country, unlike the left that wants to eliminate the terrorist surveillance program, kill the Patriot Act, and give terrorists at Gitmo Constitutional rights.
Update: What happened to the Attorney General investigation? Could this new 'wrinkle' indicate another dead end? Bwahahaha. Stupid dems.