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Bush, Cheney joint testimony will limit varying answers...

by Blake Cook / March 31, 2004 6:28 PM PST

"WASHINGTON - President Bush's plan to appear before the Sept. 11 commission with Vice President **** Cheney at his side violates a fundamental rule of investigations, but the panel accepted the unusual arrangement to get the president's cooperation.

As anyone who has ever watched a cop show knows, witnesses and suspects are best grilled alone to expose any inconsistencies in their stories.

"Get 'em alone, keep 'em alone, and don't even let them talk to each other immediately after, if you can help it," former New York police detective Robert Louden said Wednesday, recalling the tactics he used during his 21 years on the force. "In an ideal world, you want them separated."

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Without Edgar Bergen Charlie McCarthy was mute NT
by gearup / April 1, 2004 2:20 AM PST

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Re:Bush, Cheney joint testimony will limit varying answers...
by Del McMullen / April 1, 2004 3:52 AM PST

This is supposed to be a ...fact finding... exercise,
to developed a lessons learned document, not a
criminal investigation/inquisition to affix blame.

Yeah, right !

Between giving some ego centric a day in the sun, and
forcing the political type into a defensive mode,
they'll never get a clear picture.

Like the organization that went broke while they were
deciding if the coffee cups in the board room should
be white or beige.

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(NT) I'd like 'em to question Clinton to see if his testimony agrees with Clarke's
by C1ay / April 1, 2004 4:04 AM PST
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Re:(NT) I'd like 'em to question Clinton to see if his testimony agrees with Clarke's

Are they planning to do that? I think it's a good idea too. It would give us a picture of what was going on towards the end of his Administration, and we'd get his version of what was discussed during the transition.

Of course the Republicans won't believe a word he says.

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Clinton and Gore will both testify privately
9/11 panel scours Clinton records

Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore have agreed to meet privately with the 10-member commission.

The commission also plans to schedule a joint private interview with President Bush and Vice President **** Cheney.
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It's not the discrepancy of the answers
by Dan McC / April 5, 2004 7:18 AM PDT

It's that they don't want the commissioners coming out and telling the reporters that bush is a blithering idiot when there's no one to tell him exactly what to say.

Dan

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