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Bush's 'Inappropriate' Use of Power

October 15, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

Adjourned, but still releasing reports:

>President George W. Bush overstepped his authority by withholding an FBI interview of Vice President Dick Cheney from a congressional panel probing the leak of a CIA agent’s identity, a draft bipartisan House report said.
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>The interview may shed light on who disclosed former CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity, the draft report said. The report was circulated by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, and Virginia Representative Tom Davis, the panel’s senior Republican.
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>The president’s decision to withhold the interview transcript from the committee in July ``was legally unprecedented and an inappropriate use of executive privilege,’’ the report said.

Read the full report here.

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Anonymous 10/15/2008 11:53am

Plame was a bad agent and blew other people. She was blowing people in 95 after Ames arrest. Her trial of America was how she blew all those people, like Ames. If this is in Dick’s report, I can’t wait to cash in like Larry, Val and all the others who wouldn’t obey the five year law.

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