Suskind vs. Richer: Did the White House Order CIA To Forge Saddam/Al Qaeda Docs?
From CQ’s Jeff Stein, Ron Suskind says he’s going to release transcripts of his interviews with Rob Richer, whom he says told him the White House wanted CIA to forge a document linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda:
"I never received direction from George Tenet (CIA director at the time) or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document … as outlined in Mr. Suskind’s book," Richer said in a statement that was initially released by the White House.
But in a telephone interview this evening, Suskind said he is planning to release transcripts of his on-the-record interviews with Richer to back up his story.
"There are lots of transcripts, lots of tapes," Suskind told me. "In the next couple days the transcripts will be coming out."