Bush Not Cooperating With Senate Investigation

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Surprise, surprise:

The Bush administration is rebuffing requests from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for its classified legal opinions on President Bush’s domestic spying program, setting up a confrontation in advance of a hearing scheduled for next week, administration and Congressional officials said Wednesday.

The Justice Department is balking at the request so far, administration officials said, arguing that the legal opinions would add little to the public debate because the administration has already laid out its legal defense at length in several public settings.

Yeah, but we don’t know if the administration’s laid out legal defense is to be taken literally.

FireDogLake has a few thoughts.