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Cheney Behind Niger Forgeries?

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George Tenet seems to be inspiring everyone to new candor.  Ray McGovern on Tucker, talking about the Niger forgeries:

TUCKER:  That memo came from abroad.

MCGOVERN:  Some of it came from abroad, but you know if you trace the memo back, and see the characters who are involved,  it's my appreciation that the memo leads right back to the doorstep of the Vice President of the United States.

TUCKER:  So the Vice President you believe forged  — now if the Vice President was behind that forgery, don't you think he would have done a better job?

MCGOVERN:  I don't think he and Lynn, you know, sat down and did it.  I think they farmed it out to a cottage industry of former intelligence agents that did a rather amateurish job.

TUCKER: Who specifically?

MCGOVERN: Well, I…there are people who work for Cheney who are in very close who were in very close touch with the Italians, who actually worked for the Italians.

TUCKER: Do you have any evidence?   That's a huge deal.

MCGOVERN:  Sure.

TUCKER:  Presumably an impeachable offense, immoral as hell…so who did it?

MCGOVERN:  Well these are like the plummers.

TUCKER:  Right, but can you be a lot more specific since you are alleging this crime?

MCGOVERN:   I won't be any more specific right here, but the names have been in the public domain. The people who traveled to Rome and to other countries in Europe to set up this kind of thing, to work with the Italians to get this stuff made.

TUCKER:  So you have no evidence at all that that it's true that you are willing to share publicly?

MCGOVERN:  I have some evidence but I am not willing to share it right here and now.

Time to share, Ray.  

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