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October 19, 2006

Cheney Forced to Turn Over Visitor Logs?

This would be an interesting turn of events, especially at such a critical time.  Editor and Publisher, among others, is reporting that a federal judge, Ricardo Urbina, ruled Wednesday that the Bush Administration had to release information about who visited Dick Cheney's office and home.  Cheney and the Bush Administration have consistently fought the requests and refused to release the records.

The Washington Post asked for two years of White House visitor logs in June but the Secret Service refused to process the request. Government attorneys called it "a fishing expedition into the most sensitive details of the vice presidency."

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A lawsuit over similar records revealed last month that Republican activists Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed, key figures in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal landed more than 100 meetings inside the Bush White House.

This could be interesting although it still isn't the information about who attended the meetings with Cheney while he was writing the energy legislation in the first year.  With luck, having gotten away with so much for so many years will have made them careless and we'll see who they really talk to and listen to.

Posted by Lynn Allen on October 19, 2006 at 10:00 PM in National and International Politics | Permalink


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