Skip to comments.CIA Inspector: Cheney Never Pressured Me
Posted on 08/26/2009 6:22:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Former Vice President Dick Cheney never attempted to influence or intimidate the CIA's inspectors in order to get the findings he wanted on the CIA's review of enhanced interrogation techniques, the agency's inspector general has told FOX News.
In a rare response for a request to comment, CIA IG John Helgerson confirmed Tuesday that he met personally with Cheney during the course of the investigation, and despite allegations on Web blogs, the former vice president made no effort to influence his work.
"The VP (whom I had long known reasonably well, as, in a non-IG capacity, I used to brief the House Intelligence Committee on a weekly basis when he was an active Member) received me graciously and asked a number of good and appropriate questions. Despite what you may have read elsewhere, he did not attempt in any way whatsoever to intimidate me or influence what we were finding, concluding and recommending," Helgerson wrote in an e-mail to FOX News.
"Only infrequently do IG reports take on such significance that they need to be briefed to the VP, and when this is the case, normally White House or NSC Counsel, or the VP's own staff, receive the material first and then inform the VP as they see fit," he wrote.
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They aren’t going to leave Cheney alone to go into his peaceful retirement. He may as well come out swinging and take on the O directly.
I think he should announce he’s running for president, and he should call for O’s impeachment in the same breath.
The other Repubs are going to be running scared. He doesn’t have the option of sitting out.
The man should be President.
He can count on my vote.
Sounds like a plan.
Who would have guessed that Ridge would tell tall tales in order to sell his book?
I mean besides me. ;^)
Love to see that!
Palin and Cheney, what a ticket.
Had he run in 2008 he would have made Obama into so much mincemeat.