Friday, July 21, 2006

Bush barred probe of eavesdrop plan - Bush barred probe of eavesdrop plan

More evidence that our CINC thinks he's a KING. BTW, it turns out that active Army guys don't like it when you call their boss a jackass (longer story, involving a whole bunch of beer and scotch).
"WASHINGTON - President Bush personally blocked a Justice Department ethics probe of the government's warrantless anti-terror eavesdropping program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales disclosed to Congress on Tuesday.

Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Bush refused to grant security clearances to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which had sought last spring to determine whether department lawyers who reviewed the classified program had acted properly. The office acts as the department's watchdog for ethical behavior.

Lacking access to the program, the office closed its investigation in April. It announced the end of its probe in May."

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