Monday, Mar 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Tape: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

Tape: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

E-mail Print PDF

In damning transcript, ex-CIA official says Cheney likely ordered letter linking Hussein to 9/11 attacks

A forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was ordered on White House stationery and probably came from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new transcript of a conversation with the Central Intelligence Agency's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer.

On Tuesday, the White House released a statement on Richer's behalf. In it, Richer declared, "I never received direction from George Tenet or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document ... as outlined in Mr. Suskind's book."

The denial, however, directly contradicts Richer's own remarks in the transcript.

"Now this is from the Vice President's Office is how you remembered it--not from the president?" Suskind asked.

"No, no, no," Richer replied, according to the transcript. "What I remember is George [Tenet] saying, 'we got this from'--basically, from what George said was 'downtown.'"

"Which is the White House?" Suskind asked.

"Yes," Richer said. "But he did not--in my memory--never said president, vice president, or NSC. Okay? But now--he may have hinted--just by the way he said it, it would have--cause almost all that stuff came from one place only: Scooter Libby and the shop around the vice president."

"But he didn't say that specifically," Richer added. "I would naturally--I would probably stand on my, basically, my reputation and say it came from the vice president."


Most Recent Related Stories...

Kushner’s Company Regularly Filed False Work Permits in New York

Kushner company regularly filed false work records The Kushner Companies, the family business that Jared Kushner ran before joining his father-in-law in the...

Sources Contradict Sessions’ Testimony He Opposed Russia Outreach

Sources contradict Sessions claim he opposed Russian meetingU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016...

Andrew McCabe might have one last trick he could use to save his estimated $60,000-a-year pension

McCabe has one trick left to save his $60,000 pension When Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday night, the 22-year...

Trump escalates attacks against Mueller, McCabe, Comey

Trump escalates attacks on McCabe, Comey and Mueller President Donald Trump escalated his attacks Sunday against the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller's...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!