Democrats May Investigate Bush Officials’ Alleged Lies to Congress
Facing staunch Republican opposition to a full-fledged investigation of the Bush administration’s torture policies — whether by an independent commission or an independent prosecutor — some senior Democrats are reportedly considering investigations for whether former Bush officials lied to Congress when they reported on the government’s activities, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell told Chris Matthews yesterday.
Senior Democrats have told me that they might look at the possibility of were there false statements made to Congress, was there any perjury, when some of the people involved in policy and legal parts of all of that appeared before Congress a few years ago. Now things have been declassified, compare them and see, is there anything there. A different way to go at accountability of the so-called torture memos.
Here’s the video, via Think Progress (after the jump):