Anyone Check Dick Cheney's Garage?
With the discovery that classified documents were found in Mike Pence's Indiana home, we might want to check the garage of former V.P Dick Cheney, who claimed declassification powers.
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“Is it your view that a Vice President has the authority to declassify information?” Vice President Cheney was asked on February 15, 2006 by Fox News’ Brit Hume — who also asked about that time Dick Cheney accidentally shot “an acquaintance” while quail hunting.
“There is an executive order to that effect,” Cheney replied.
Hmmm…. Guess we better check Dick’s garage on the double.
The full exchange from the George W. Bush White House archives is worth a read:
Q On another subject, court filings have indicated that Scooter Libby has suggested that his superiors -- unidentified -- authorized the release of some classified information. What do you know about that?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: It's nothing I can talk about, Brit. This is an issue that's been under investigation for a couple of years. I've cooperated fully, including being interviewed, as well, by a special prosecutor. All of it is now going to trial. Scoot…
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