Cheney: "I Don't Recall" If I Ordered Gonzo To Pressure Ashcroft

As Nicole pointed out yesterday, Larry King tells Wolf Blitzer that he asked the Vice President whether he was involved in the decision to send Alber

tsr-cheney-tsp.jpg As Nicole pointed out yesterday, Larry King tells Wolf Blitzer that he asked the Vice President whether he was involved in the decision to send Alberto Gonzales and Andy Card to John Ashcroft's bedside to pressure him into certifying the legally dubious "Terrorist Surveillance Program," otherwise known as the Illegal Spying Program.

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KING: In that regard, The New York Times — which, as you said, is not your favorite — reports it was you who dispatched Gonzales and Andy Card to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft’s hospital in 2004 to push Ashcroft to certify the President’s intelligence-gathering program. Was it you?

CHENEY: I don’t recall — first of all, I haven’t seen the story. And I don’t recall that I gave instructions to that effect.

KING: That would be something you would recall.

CHENEY: I would think so.

Notice the Veep's awkward body language when answering King's question. Cheney is rarely off his game like that. Hmm... Discuss.


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