Cheney Is Told to Keep Official Records .....Judge's Order Responds to Suit Filed by Open-Government Advocates, Historians

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    Sep 21, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    "The group, joined by several historians and open-government advocates, warned that Cheney might destroy or withhold important documents as the Bush administration winds down if he interprets the Presidential Records Act of 1978 as applying to only some of his official papers.

    That, in turn, could deprive historians and the general public of valuable records that illustrate Cheney's role in forming U.S. policy over the past 7 1/2 years, they argued. He is widely considered to be the most influential vice president in history. "

    "It's a pretty strong opinion," said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for the watchdog group. "They will be prevented from destroying anything. It basically means they have to preserve everything in the broadest possible interpretation of what the law requires -- not their narrow interpretation."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092001627.html?hpid=moreheadlines
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting this !!! Isn't it amazing the lengths Cheney and Bush have and are going to, to avoid open government like all their predecessors took for granted. All I can say is they must have a hell of a lot to hide !!!!
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    Sep 21, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Hallelujah! There is a God, after all.
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    Sep 21, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    realifedad said Thanks for posting this !!! Isn't it amazing the lengths Cheney and Bush have and are going to, to avoid open government like all their predecessors took for granted. All I can say is they must have a hell of a lot to hide !!!!



    Well, you're a regular Judge, Jury and Executioner. Seems to me some dude in the Clinton administration stuffed some classified documents down his pants and smuggled them out of the building and later destroyed them. Hmmmmm, wonder what he was hiding?
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    Sep 21, 2008 9:12 AM GMT
    Oh geez, it must be Clinton's fault.

  • GQjock

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:37 AM GMT
    That was their strategy from the get go

    Remember that one of the first things that these War Criminals did when they came into power was to abolish legislation that opened Presidential papers after them leaving office

    This was a plan to cover their asses
    Hide the things that they did and keep them from the American public
    A cover up of monstrous proportions
    all orchestrated by one Dick Cheney
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    Sep 21, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said Thanks for posting this !!! Isn't it amazing the lengths Cheney and Bush have and are going to, to avoid open government like all their predecessors took for granted. All I can say is they must have a hell of a lot to hide !!!!



    Well, you're a regular Judge, Jury and Executioner. Seems to me some dude in the Clinton administration stuffed some classified documents down his pants and smuggled them out of the building and later destroyed them. Hmmmmm, wonder what he was hiding?


    ummm.. no he wasnt judging anyone dude.. all he was saying that if you dont want to have a transparent goverment of the people , for the people and by the people. there must be a reason as to why, something that they are hiding,, or else transparency wouldnt be an issue..duh!

    quit being a blind sheep. it gets old. (also.. you dont have to fall for the typical left wing propoganda to read the fucking writing on the wall. but apparently you do have to x-ray vision to see inside this joke of an administration whom you are too eager to defend even though it makes you look like an ass)
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    Sep 21, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    I'd bet he's starting with the secret energy meeting of February 2001 in which he refused a GAO and congressional subpoena to provide the minutes to the meeting as a right of Executive Privelege. Betcha!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI'd bet he's starting with the secret energy meeting of February 2001 in which he refused a GAO and congressional subpoena to provide the minutes to the meeting as a right of Executive Privelege. Betcha!

    PARANOID?


  • Koaa2

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    Sep 21, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    I don't know if it will do anything, they have ignored everything else legal, I bet he doesn't comply with this either.

    Hopefully we can get him, Bush and the others, behind bars someday, for what they have done. I know some people in the European countries are looking at having them tried for War Crimes and Etc. I hope it works!
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    Cheney won't comply. He thinks himself as king. He already said "so what" when asked about the majority of Americans being against the illegal war on Iraq. This is a guy who gets away with shooting people in the face. He's gonna comply with anything? Fat chance.
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    McGay saidCheney won't comply. He thinks himself as king. He already said "so what" when asked about the majority of Americans being against the illegal war on Iraq. This is a guy who gets away with shooting people in the face. He's gonna comply with anything? Fat chance.

    He may not comply....but people working with him might think twice since it will now be a crime to destroy documents.