Friday, February 22, 2013

White House Will Not Hand Over Drone Documents (Update) To Congress

White House Refuses To Hand Over Secret Documents On Drone Killings To 'Ensure The Confirmation Of Brennan As CIA Chief' -- Daily Mail

The Obama administration is refusing to hand over full details of its targeted killing programme in order to ensure John Brennan takes up his post as head of the CIA, according to a report.

The White House is said to be considering handing over details of the Benghazi scandal to Republicans rather than give up the secrets of its drone strikes.

The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings.

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Update #1: There's A Reason Obama Would Rather Talk About Benghazi Than Drones -- Business Insider
Update #2: White House Tactic for C.I.A. Bid Holds Back Drone Memos -- New York Times

My Comment:
Liberal Democrats have every right to be "steamed" .... but they are still going to confirm President Obama`s nominations anyway.

1 comment:

PresterJohn said...

After the outright lies and duplicity of the Bush 'n Cheney presidency, this is mere chump change by comparison. But, indeed, the Imperial President lives on, and the Constitution be damned.