30th May 22:54
Senate Intelligence Committee to interview Bush's National Security Council staff
From CNN, 7/17/08:
Senate seeks National Security Council interviews
WASHINGTON (CNN) --
The Senate Intelligence Committee has requested permission to
interview members of the National Security Council staff, the
committee's chairman said Thursday.
The committee is investigating how a controversial phrase about Iraq's
purported pursuit of uranium in Africa made its way into President
George W. Bush's State of the Union speech in January.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, told CNN the request has been made but
would not reveal who would be interviewed.
Roberts would say only that the request applied to "persons" on the
National Security Council staff and that they would be interviewed by
the Senate committee's staff.
"As soon as we do that, they may be called as a witness [before the
committee] and they may not," he said.
Roberts also said it would be "very premature" to say whether national
security adviser Condoleezza Rice would be interviewed as part of the
"But I will say that we will take this inquiry wherever it goes, and
we'll simply let the chips fall where they may," he said.
The Bush begins to sprout.