Senator Roberts Responds

Yesterday there were news reports about Senator Jay Rockefeller, who pulled a 2003 letter to Dick Cheney out of the vault. In that hitherto-secret correspondence, Rockefeller expressed “concerns” about the NSA intercept program. This morning, Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, responded:

“I have no recollection of Senator Rockefeller objecting to the program at the many briefings he and I attended together,” Mr. Roberts said. “In fact, it is my recollection that on many occasions Senator Rockefeller expressed to the vice president his vocal support for the program,” most recently, “two weeks ago.”

There is no limit to the political opportunism of the Democrats.


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