Thursday, April 26, 2007

Condoleezza Rice refuses/or does not want to testify

I saw this link on the Raw Story who got it from the AP(title link). It seems Condoleezza Rice does not feel she needs to testify to the from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on:

"Rice and the State Department have failed to respond to questions about the claim that Saddam Hussein had tried to by uranium from Niger."

Here is what she had to say to the AP reporter:

The Secretary of State also invoked executive privilege as a reason for not testifying.
"This all took place in my role as national security adviser," Rice noted


"Her spokesman, Sean McCormack, said later that no final decision had been made about Rice appearing before the committee."

Bring her in. I think we need to see what she has to say. Plus, I want to see what she has to say to a committee. Those who paid attention got to see the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, not recall, any of the information.

( I think this is a Daily show transcript)

“After weeks of mock testimony, there you have it. Alberto Gonzales doesn’t know what happened, but he assures you what he doesn’t remember was handled properly.”

San Francisco Chronicle:

When told by reporters that Gonzales had replied "I don't recall" 55 times in his first round of questioning, ranking committee Republican Sen. Arlen Specter quipped, "That's an improvement, I'd say."

How he is still at his post I do not know.

Anyway, bring her in, let's see what she remembers.

Here is the vote and the response from the state department (from the AP article):

"Waxman's committee voted 21-10 on Wednesday to subpoena Rice despite the State Department's insistence that the questions have already been answered..."

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