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Friday, February 17, 2006

Cheney's power to reveal all

The man often thought to be behind the curtain gave an interview to Brit Hume of Fox on February 15:
HUME: Let me ask you another question. Is it your view that a vice president has the authority to declassify information?

CHENEY: There is an executive order to that effect.

HUME: There is.


HUME: Have you done it?

CHENEY: Well, I've certainly advocated declassification and participated in declassification decisions. The executive order —

HUME: You ever done it unilaterally?

CHENEY: I don't want to get into that. There is an executive order that specifies who has classification authority, and obviously focuses first and foremost on the president, but also includes the vice president.
It's great to know that the Veep believes in transparency.

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