HUME: Let me ask you another question. Is it your view that a vice president has the authority to declassify information?It's great to know that the Veep believes in transparency.
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.
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