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  •  thanks, (4.00)
    updated with new information.

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    by remove office on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 02:36:32 PM PST

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    •  another choice tidbit from Bolton hearing era (4.00)
      The recess appointment was all about avoiding the release of this info, thanks to  Bush and Frist

      ....according to reports from those close to this negotiation process, Frist backed off from all of his offers (on release of NSA materials) and chose not to pursue the matter further. It's not clear whether Frist was trying to demonstrate some illusion of progress or whether the White House -- when it learned what Frist was negotiating with Biden -- told Frist to back off and stop trying to "successfully" negotiate a deal on the NSA intercepts and the Syria testimony -- two of the three pending document requests made by Senators.

      •  Bingo (none)
        So anyone want to bet Frist knew that if that got out (the NSA taps on domestic people) that it would toss BushCo. into a huge legal black hole?

        So... are we seeing here the surface shapes of the GOP doing a CYA for Shrub by putting Bolton's nomination in neutral then Bush pulling the trigger on the recess appointment to clear the deck on the NSA thing. not to mention trying to deflect the melt-down the nomination hearings were turning into for them politically?


        Mitch Gore

        Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

        by Lestatdelc on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 03:37:45 PM PST

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