On the Hayes trail

Eli Lake reports on the latest installment of the search for evidence concerning the possible disposition of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction: “Congress’s secret Saddam tapes.” In his most coverage of the story last month, Steve noted the efforts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra: “On the way?” Today Lake elaborates on Rep. Hoekstra’s continuing efforts to explore the issue:

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is studying 12 hours of audio recordings between Saddam Hussein and his top advisers that may provide clues to the whereabouts of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.
The committee has already confirmed through the intelligence community that the recordings of Saddam’s voice are authentic, according to its chairman, Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, who would not go into detail about the nature of the conversations or their context. They were provided to his committee by a former federal prosecutor, John Loftus, who says he received them from a former American military intelligence analyst.

Stay tuned.