May 7, 2009

Possible Cheney cover-up in torture probe

Someone in the White House tried to deep-six Philip Zelikow's anti-torture memo. And his initials allegedly are Dick Cheney.

Cheney's office was reportedly the hub of the Bush administration's torture program. Neil Kinkopf, a law professor at Georgia State University, notes, "People in the White House -- Dick Cheney for example; David Addington, his legal adviser -- didn't want the existence of dissent to be known." [...]

This could even have legal implications. Federal law requires that the White House adhere to strict record-keeping standards. If a White House official tried to disappear an inconvenient memo, he or she might have committed a crime. Concerning the Presidential Records Act, the Bush administration never was a stickler. If millions of emails can disappear, what's one memo?

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