Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Sober Surfer
Male User Gallery

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 11,525
Loc: North Carolina
bush withholding key 9/11 intelligence?
    #2044549 - 10/26/03 01:35 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)


NYT: 9/11 Commission May Subpoena White House Files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said the White House was withholding highly classified intelligence documents and he was ready to subpoena them if they were not released within weeks, The New York Times reported.

Thomas Kean, chairman of the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, said he also thought the commission would soon be forced to subpoena other executive branch agencies, the newspaper reported in its Sunday's edition. In the interview, which was conducted on Friday, he cited the Bush administration's delay in providing documents and evidence as the reason.

Earlier this month, the commission voted to subpoena the Federal Aviation Administration after it decided the agency withheld documents related to the attacks.

"Any document that has to do with this investigation cannot be beyond our reach," said Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey.

It was the first explicit public warning to the White House that it risked subpoena and a possible courtroom battle with the commission over access to the documents, which include Oval Office intelligence reports that preceded the attacks.

The commission has "been very successful in getting a lot of materials that I don't think anybody has ever seen before," he said. "Within the legal constraints that (the White House) seem to have, they've been fully cooperative. But we're not going to be satisfied until we get every document that we need."

The White House did have not any immediate comment on the report.

White House spokeswoman Ashley Snee told the Times the White House believed it was being fully cooperative with the commission and that it hoped to meet all demands for documents.

The commission, created by Congress last year, must complete its work by May 2004, a deadline some members have said might be impossible to meet because of the administration's delays.

The commission is the latest body to complain about access to administration documents.

In August, the General Accounting Office, Congress' investigative arm, said Vice President Dick Cheney stymied its probe into his energy task force by refusing to turn over key documents.

Sen. John McCain has said he may subpoena the Pentagon for documents related to an Air Force plan to lease Boeing Co. 767s as refueling planes. The Arizona Republican said the Defense Department has refused to hand over relevant records.

Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell; spirituality is for those who have been there.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* McCain: Bush 'Stonewalling' 9/11 Commission Learyfan 839 13 07/11/03 12:03 PM
by Learyfan
* Bush after 9/11 AlteredAgain 1,195 7 09/13/06 01:30 PM
by Viveka
* old article on Bush's pre-war intelligence phi1618 1,295 17 11/18/05 06:54 PM
by zappaisgod
* Carter: Bush exploited 9/11
( 1 2 all )
TheDude 3,145 34 03/31/06 05:41 AM
by Alex213
* Bush: Schools should teach intelligent design
( 1 2 all )
freddurgan 1,846 39 08/09/05 04:53 PM
by JesusChrist
* Bush on 9/11
( 1 2 all )
exclusive58 1,324 20 06/08/06 04:33 AM
by Aldous
* White House Battle Looms to Keep 9/11 Docs Secret Zahid 351 1 10/26/03 11:18 PM
by Learyfan
* The 9/11 Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket ekomstop 369 0 10/20/04 12:09 AM
by ekomstop

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
283 topic views. 6 members, 1 guests and 12 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 18 queries.