Friday, November 7, 2008

Bush Changes Law To Let Cheney Destroy The Evidence

(From "The Nation," October 6, 2008):

"On January 20 tricky Dick Cheney will execute his plan to escape Washington with records created during his tenure as vice president--unless he's stymied by a court order. Cheney has long insisted that as president of the Senate he is not part of the executive branch. And the Bush administration has amended the Presidential Records Act (PRA)--a law passed by Congress in 1978 requiring the president and vice president to preserve and deposit their papers with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)--in a manner that may exempt Cheney from compliance. "

"To prevent this history heist, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a federal lawsuit September 8 seeking an injunction against Cheney's intention to sequester eight years of government documents. ... " MARTIN SHERWIN

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