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Obama Threatens to Veto Intel Bill If It Expands Covert-Briefing Access

So much for the most-transparent-administration-ever stuff.  Remember the Democrats on the House intelligence committee’s effort to open briefings on covert

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jul 09, 2009

So much for the most-transparent-administration-ever stuff.  Remember the Democrats on the House intelligence committee’s effort to open briefings on covert intelligence programs to a broader pool of members of Congress than the so-called “Gang of Eight?” And that they pushed that change because those restricted briefings enabled the Bush administration to keep Congress in the dark about torture and warrantless surveillance? Yeah, President Obama says he’ll veto the fiscal 2010 intelligence bill if the House doesn’t scrap that provision. This is change you can believe in.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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